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  • It’s a convoy!

    Along with every launch, convoys of all sizes and shapes moving high-value hazardous aerospace hardware and support equipment traverse our roadways. These convoys, performed under the auspices of Colonel Robert Long, SLD 30 Commander, follow policy directives established by Security Forces and Safety and are recorded for future review if needed.
  • Behind the Scenes of Launch Operations Support

    One primary aspect of launches is safety. To help avoid possible injuries or dangerous situations, routines are set in place to protect the base and the community before every launch. The mastermind behind it all is Tech Sgt. Andrew McKenzie, non-commissioned officer in charge of Launch Operations Support.
  • Airman recounts rescue of children

    I was about 20 minutes into my surfing session when I looked around and I heard two girls yelling for help. I looked about 100 yards away and all I could see was two young girls coming in and out of the water gasping for air and stuck in a riptide. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rocio Romo)
  • Airman Renders Aid to Child at the Visitor Center

    Senior Airman William Boyce, 30th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, aided a child who was showing signs of a stroke while visiting the Vandenberg visitors center on Nov. 3, 2021. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rocio Romo)
  • Combat Arms Training

    Senior Airman William Boyce, 30th Security Forces combat arms instructor, speaks on the importance of weapons training and weapons knowledge at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Nov. 04, 2021. (U.S. Space Force Video by Airman 1st Class Rocio Romo)
  • West Coast Warriors First Responders Appreciation Week

    Space Launch Delta 30 Airmen and Guardians compete in the West Coast Warriors First Responders Appreciation Week event on Oct. 15, 2021 to showcase physical strength and endurance at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rocio Romo)
  • Vandenberg Airman Rescues Veteran from a House Fire

    Airman 1st Class Austin Jacobs has been an installation entry controller for Space Launch Delta 30 at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. for the past two years. Jacobs’ training as a first responder came into place while visiting his family in the state of Indiana as Jacobs jumped into action to save his neighbor, George Metzger retired U.S. Army on Apr. 13, 2021.
  • Smart locker idea wins AFIMSC Innovation Rodeo

    An idea for a smart locker mail system in base dorms won the 2021 Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Innovation Rodeo Feb. 5 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Second place went to Staff Sgt. Jordan Varnier from the 30th Security Forces Squadron at Vandenberg Air Force Base, for his idea for an executable script for Microsoft PowerShell sends a ping - test packets of data - to DBIDS scanners to determine whether they are online or offline. The script allows a base security officer to determine if there are any offline scanners without traveling to each entry control point.
  • Innovation Rodeo finalist seeks to increase security officer efficiency

    Staff Sgt. Jordon Varnier, crime prevention program manager for the 30th Security Forces Squadron at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, will have a chance to help develop a more innovative Air Force as he was selected to be one of eight finalists for the 2021 Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center’s Innovation Rodeo.
  • VAFB commemorates MWD Cajun

    Service members gathered during MWD Cajuns’ funeral June 18, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. During his four year career, Cajun supported details for the Bishop of Rome, President Barack Obama, and President Donald Trump.
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