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  • Ashes to Space

    Retired Col. Gregory Gilles, former 50th Space Wing commander, speaks about his son's ashes launching to space from Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., March 4, 2024. A small capsule, carrying Brandon Gilles' remains, was among the 53 payloads placed aboard the spacecraft. Gillies and his family

  • USSF-62 Mission Launches from Vandenberg

    A U.S Space Force mission, carrying the first Weather System Follow-on – Microwave (WSF-M) satellite, launches aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4-East at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., April 11, 2024, at 7:24 a.m. PDT. This is the 13th mission to launch from Vandenberg

  • WSF-M SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHED FROM VSFB

    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was successfully launched today at 7:25 a.m. PDT from Space Launch Complex-4 East carrying U.S. Space Force’s Weather System Follow-on – Microwave (WSF-M) into Low Earth Orbit.

  • USSF-62 Mission Launches from VSFB

    Honorary commanders, local town mayors, and their guests watch as a U.S. Space Force mission, carrying the first Weather System Follow-on – Microwave (WSF-M) satellite aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, launches from Space Launch Complex 4-East at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., April 11, 2024,

  • WSF-M SATELLITE SCHEDULED TO LAUNCH FROM VSFB

    Guardians and Airmen from Space Launch Delta 30 and Space Systems Command in support of SSC’s program executive office, Assured Access to Space, are targeting Thursday, April 11, 2024, prepare to launch U.S. Space Force’s Weather System Follow-on–Microwave (WSF-M) satellite to Low Earth Orbit from

  • FTG-12 GROUND-BASED INTERCEPTOR LAUNCHES FROM VSFB

    A Ground-based Interceptor, an element of the overall Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system, launches from Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., Dec. 11, 2023, at 6:38 a.m. PT, by Space Launch Delta 30 Guardians, Airmen and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency. The test demonstrated the ability of

  • 30th SFS Supports NROL-87 Launch

    TSgt. Andrew McKenzie, 30th Security Forces NCOIC of Launch Operations Support, explains what happens to prepare for a launch. The 30th Security Forces Squadron supports a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying National Reconnaissance Office mission NROL-87, launches from Vandenberg’s Space Launch

  • 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