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Default Air Force Logo ATLAS V LAUNCH SCHEDULED FROM VANDENBERG
Team Vandenberg is scheduled to launch a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying a National Reconnaissance Office payload from Space Launch Complex-3 on Thursday, Sept. 21, with a launch window opening at 10:38 p.m. PDT.Col. Gregory Wood, 30th Space Wing vice commander, will be the launch decision authority."This launch is the culmination of
0 9/19
2017
Default Air Force Logo Vandenberg opens all beaches
Surf, Wall and Minuteman beaches will open Saturday, Sept. 16, to beachgoers.Beach restrictions are enforced annually on all three beaches normally through Sept. 30 to protect the Western Snowy Plover, however all Plover chicks have fledged effective Sept. 14, so per the Biological Opinion and with concurrence of the 30th Space Wing Commander, all
0 9/15
2017
A Mental Health Assessment is now a part of every annual Periodic Health Assessment, to help ensure Airmen suffering from undiagnosed mental health issues are referred to the necessary care. In addition to filling out the DD Form 3024 online for their annual PHA, Airmen will speak with a trained healthcare provider or licensed mental health professional to complete the person-to-person component. By implementing yearly screening, more Airmen in the early stages of mental illness will be identified and referred for treatment, helping them heal and improving overall medical readiness. (Courtesy graphic) Vandenberg rolls out new annual MHA requirement
A Mental Health Assessment is now a part of every annual Periodic Health Assessment, to help ensure Airmen suffering from undiagnosed mental health issues are referred to the necessary care. Mental health issues are often invisible to others, making them difficult to diagnose and leading to unnecessary suffering. By implementing yearly screening,
0 9/12
2017
During uncertain times many people may need someone to talk to, to help them through difficult decision-making processes or various life challenges. Here at Vandenberg the Employee Assistance Program exists for this purpose, and is a free benefit to support Department of Defense civilians and their families. The program provides confidential counseling services on a wide range of wellness and work-life concerns. Although currently only an Air Force Space Command program, the EAP will be rolling out Air Force wide, October 1. (Courtesy graphic) EAP provides work-life support for civilians
During uncertain times many people may need someone to talk to, to help them through difficult decision-making processes or various life challenges. Here at Vandenberg the Employee Assistance Program exists for this purpose, and is a free benefit to support Department of Defense civilians and their families. The program provides confidential
0 9/07
2017
Default Air Force Logo Marshallia Ranch Golf Course shutters its doors
After 58 years of operation, Vandenberg Air Force Base’s Marshallia Ranch Golf Course will officially close its doors on Oct. 1, 2017. The Marshallia Ranch Golf Course ceased offering rounds of golf and significantly reduced operations Sept. 1, 2016 after drastic increases in water costs left the base’s morale, welfare, and recreation fund near
0 9/07
2017
NA Base library train picks up STEAM
The base library launched its annual Science Technology Engineering Art and Math program, Sept. 6. The STEAM program is on Wednesdays from 1:30 p.m. through 3:30 p.m. at the base library, with two 16-week programs during the fall and spring semesters. “The library contributes to the effort of preparing our young students by fostering a love of
0 9/06
2017
Sign Food pantry added to Airman’s Attic
The Airman’s Attic recently added a food pantry to their already diverse supply of free items for Airmen on base. The food pantry, which is available for active duty families, ranks E-6 and below, is one way the base takes care of Airmen. “For the past 20 years as a spouse in the Air Force I have seen first-hand the need of our military families,”
0 8/31
2017
Suicide Prevention Month graphic Suicide prevention month: stopping suicide is everyone’s battle
September is Suicide Prevention Month, a time for Americans to build awareness and help understand suicide in our culture. More than 40,000 Americans lose their life due to suicide each year and research shows that rates in the military and the general population are very close. The loss of any one person to suicide is a tragedy, and that is why
0 8/31
2017
With the help of the 1st ASTS, a Taiwanese Earth-imaging payload launched into orbit. 1st ASTS teams up with SpaceX for Falcon 9 launch
Vandenberg’s 1st Air and Space Test Squadron provided support for a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch, here, Aug. 24. With the help of the 1st ASTS, a Taiwanese Earth-imaging payload launched into orbit. The vehicle is designed to test out the country’s domestic aerospace manufacturing capability and collect a variety of black and white imagery of
0 8/25
2017
Falcon 9 Launch FALCON 9 LAUNCHES FROM VANDENBERG
Team Vandenberg launched the FORMOSAT-5 satellite on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex-4 here Thursday, Aug. 24, at 11:51 a.m. PDT.Col. Gregory E. Wood, 30th Space Wing vice commander, was the launch safety authority."The 30th Space Wing takes great pride in supporting another successful SpaceX launch," said Wood. "It is a sterling
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2017
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