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  • 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 Complex-4, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, at 12:27 p.m. Pacific Time. (U.S. Space Force video by Airman 1st Class Tiarra Sibley)
  • 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.
  • SPACEX FALCON 9 SCHEDULED TO LAUNCH FROM VANDENBERG TUESDAY

    Team Vandenberg is supporting a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch carrying NASA’s first planetary defense test mission, the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) from Space Launch Complex-4 here Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 10:20 p.m. Pacific Time.
  • 30th CES Keeps The Current Flowing

    Airman 1st Class Adisuan Tiengngam, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems journeyman, hangs high above the ground in a bucket truck while conducting maintenance on the South Base M-Line circuit on Nov. 9, 2021 at Vandenberg Space Force Base Calif. Routine maintenance checks and repairs like these are conducted across the base to help ensure future and efficient distribution of power to Vandenberg. (U.S. Space Force photo by Staff Sergeant Draeke Layman)
  • House Armed Services Committee Chairman and Congressman Visit Vandenberg

    Col. Robert Long, Space Launch Delta 30 commander and Col. Kris Barcomb, SLD 30 vice commander, brief Rep. Adam Smith, House Armed Services Committee chairman and Congressman Salud Carbajal, 24th Congressional District of California representative, on the base infrastructure at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., Oct. 16, 2021.
  • VANDENBERG CELEBRATES ITS 2000th LAUNCH MONDAY

    Team Vandenberg is scheduled to launch a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the NASA Launch Program Landsat 9 observatory into a near-polar, sun-synchronous orbit from Space Launch Complex-3 here Monday, Sept. 27, with a launch window opening at 11:11 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time.
  • UNARMED MINUTEMAN III TEST LAUNCH SCHEDULED

    An operational test launch of an Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is scheduled for Wednesday, May 5, between 12:15 a.m. to 6:15 a.m. from north Vandenberg.
  • UNARMED MINUTEMAN III TEST LAUNCH SCHEDULED

    An operational test launch of an Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 23, between 11:47 p.m. to Wednesday, Feb. 24 5:47 a.m. from north Vandenberg.
  • SpaceX launches Sentinel-6 satellite from VAFB

    Members at Vandenberg Air Force Base launched the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite Saturday, Nov. 21, at 9:17 a.m., from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The Sentinel-6 is the first of two identical satellites to head into Earth orbit five years apart to continue sea level observations for at least the next decade.
  • SPACEX TO LAUNCH SENTINEL-6 SATELLITE FROM VANDENBERG AFB

    Team Vandenberg and SpaceX are scheduled to launch the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite Saturday, Nov. 21 at 9:17 a.m., from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The Sentinel-6 is the first of two identical satellites to head into Earth orbit five years apart to continue sea level observations for at least the next decade.
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