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120118-F-WA896-001 COLONEL NINA M. ARMAGNO

Col. Nina M. Armagno is commander, 30th Space Wing and Western Range, Air Force Space Command, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The wing's forces conduct spacelift and range operations, and support operational and developmental missile system testing for the Department of Defense from the West Coast of the United States. Vandenberg AFB is the only
1/23
2012
090721-F-7824S-921 COLONEL KEITH W. BALTS

Col. Keith W. Balts is the commander of the 30th Space Wing and Western Range at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The wing's forces conduct spacelift and range operations, and support operational and developmental missile system testing for the Department of Defense from the West Coast of the United States. Vandenberg Air Force Base is the only
8/09
2010
CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT ROBERT S. BEDELL

Chief Master Sergeant Robert S. Bedell is the Command Chief Master Sergeant, 30th Space Wing, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.  In this capacity, he serves as the senior enlisted advisor to the 30th Space Wing Commander on the mission effectiveness, professional development, readiness, training, utilization, health, morale, and welfare of the
6/04
2015
100406-F-7747R-011 COLONEL RICHARD W. BOLTZ

Col. Richard W. Boltz is Commander, 30th Space Wing and Western Range, Air Force Space Command, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The wing's forces conduct spacelift and range operations, and support operational and developmental missile system testing for the Department of Defense from the West Coast of the United States. Vandenberg AFB is the
4/26
2010
LIEUTENANT GENERAL DAVID J. BUCK

Lt. Gen. David J. Buck is Commander, 14th Air Force (Air Forces Strategic), Air Force Space Command; and Commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space, U.S. Strategic Command, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. As Commander, 14th AF, the U.S. Air Force's operational space component to USSTRATCOM, General Buck leads more than 19,500
8/14
2015
060919-F-JZ506-156 MR. RONALD B. CORTOPASSI

Mr. Ronald B. Cortopassi is the executive director for the 30th Space Wing at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The executive director is directly linked to the wing commander and provides continuity of senior management, offers technical advice and counsel in matters of policy and direction, watches out for the health and wellness of the civilian
9/05
2006
BGen Chad Franks Bio Photo BRIGADIER GENERAL CHAD P. FRANKS

Brig. Gen. Chad Franks is Vice Commander, 14th Air Force (Air Forces Strategic), Air Force Space Command, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The Air Force's only space numbered Air Force provides ready space forces and command and control capabilities and is comprised of 12,000 personnel with 28 weapon systems at 44 locations worldwide. As Air
8/09
2016
BRIGADIER GENERAL STEVEN D. GARLAND

Brig. Gen. Steven D. Garland is Vice Commander, 14th Air Force (Air Forces Strategic), Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. As the Air Force's only space numbered air force, the Flying Tigers of 14th Air Force provide ready space forces plus command and control capabilities linking 12,000 personnel with 29 weapon systems at 44 locations worldwide. As
11/07
2014
Default Air Force Logo COLONEL THOMAS F. GOULD

Colonel Thomas F. Gould is Vice Commander, 14th Air Force, Air Forces Strategic, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The Air Force's only space numbered Air Force provides ready space forces and command and control capabilities comprised of 12,000 personnel with 29 weapon systems at 44 locations worldwide. As the Air Force Space Command's
1/06
2011
100222-F-4081R-007 CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT ANGELICA M. JOHNSON

Chief Master Sergeant Angelica M. Johnson is the Command Chief Master Sergeant for the 30th Space Wing at Vandenberg AFB, Calif.. She is the senior enlisted advisor to the commander and is responsible for leading more than 2,400 Airmen who provide combat capability to the joint war fighter through assured access to space and combat ready Airmen.
6/01
2009
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