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  • 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.
  • 2nd Space Launch Squadron provides software innovation with Perimeter 9

    The Air Force continuously looks to innovate and prepare for the future. At Vandenberg Air Force Base, a piece of mission software called Perimeter 9 looks to be part of that future. Perimeter 9 was developed by the 2nd Space Launch Squadron (2 SLS) team during the initial COVID-19 emergency response efforts at Vandenberg AFB.
  • VAFB AF Connect app revamped

    After one year of development and use, the 30th Space Wing has integrated new and valuable modules on their page within the AF Connect mobile application to provide the most up-to-date base information amid COVID-19.
  • Ideas to transform space warfighting training and innovation workspaces named AETC Spark Tank 2020 Challenge winners

    Ideas to transform space warfighting training and how to best build a culture of innovation were named Air Education and Training Command Spark Tank 2020 Challenge winners, officials announced Oct. 31, 2019.
  • Col. Hough, 30th Space Wing commander Farewell

    Prior to the 30th Space Wing change of command ceremony, scheduled for July 12, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Hough reflects on the past 2 years. Serving as the base commander since July 2017, Hough oversaw countless changes and improvements across the installation. With the help of more than 2,500 people throughout 15 squadrons that he commands, 25 space assets were launched from Vandenberg AFB, accomplishing the 30th Space Wing mission as well as contributing towards the nation’s space superiority.
  • Providing access to space through innovation

    The U.S. Air Force and Space Command are powered by innovation. Because of this, Vandenberg Air Force Base is continually making improvements to base facilities, equipment and the way Airmen and mission partners do their job in order to complete the space mission.
  • Air Force awards $739M launch service contracts

    The U.S. Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), in partnership with the National Reconnaissance Office, awarded two Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) launch service contracts Feb. 19.
  • Three Vandenberg civilians save the Air Force $1 Billion

    Three civilians from the 30th Contracting Squadron saved $1 billion for the Air Force here January 2012 through January 2019.
  • Tuition Assistance

    Air Force wide, Active Duty and Reserve Airmen are entitled to Tuition Assistance, a government funded program that helps Airmen pay for college classes.
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