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An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 12:03 a.m., PDT, April 26, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Michael Peterson) MINUTEMAN III LAUNCHES FROM VANDENBERG
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 12:03 a.m., PDT, here April 26.Col. John Moss, 30th Space Wing commander, was the launch decision authority."Tonight's launch was an important demonstration of our nation's nuclear deterrent capability," said Moss. "Test launches like this one are
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Default Air Force Logo MINUTEMAN III SCHEDULED TO LAUNCH
An operational test launch of an Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is scheduled for Wednesday, April. 26, between 12:01 a.m. to 6:01 a.m. from north Vandenberg Air Force Base.   The purpose of the ICBM test launch program is to validate and verify the effectiveness, readiness, and accuracy of
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Ann McCarty, North County Rape Crisis and Child Protection Center executive director, rolls a bowling ball down the lane during a bowling event, April 21, 2017, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The event, hosted by the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office, was designed to increase awareness and support during Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, which is nationally recognized in April. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Robert J. Volio/Released) SAPR bowling event aims to ‘strike out’ sexual assault
The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office recently hosted a bowling event, here, April 21. The event was designed to increase awareness and support during Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, which is nationally recognized in April. “The month is an opportunity to highlight robust efforts to care for victims and the innovative
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Col. J. Christopher Moss, 30th Space Wing commander, speaks to Airmen during an All-Call, April 11, 2017, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Accompanied by Chief Master Sgt. Robert Bedell, 30th SW command chief, the duo used the opportunity to communicate directly with Team V Airmen and praise them for their numerous accolades earned in 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyla Gifford/Released) 30th SW commander holds All-Call
Col. J. Christopher Moss, 30th Space Wing commander, held two separate sessions of a base-wide All-Call, here, April 11. Accompanied by Chief Master Sgt. Robert Bedell, 30th SW command chief, the duo used the opportunity to communicate directly with Team V Airmen and praise them for their numerous accolades earned in 2016. “2016 was a spectacular
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A cargo ship, the Delta Mariner, prepares to offload rocket components at Vandenberg Air Force Base’s dock, April 6, 2017, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The Delta Mariner made its way from a production facility in Decatur, Ala., to deliver a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket, scheduled to launch in 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ian Dudley/Released) Delta Mariner docks at Vandenberg
A cargo ship, contracted by United Launch Alliance and specifically designed to carry rocket components, recently dropped anchor here, April 6.The Delta Mariner made its way from a production facility in Decatur, Ala., to deliver a Delta IV rocket, scheduled to launch sometime this year.“The Delta Mariner is the only transport method to get the
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Col. Gregory Wood, 30th Space Wing vice commander, thanks Senior Airman Nathan Sine, 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintainer, April 7, 2017, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Wood visited the 30th LRS to interact with Airmen and experience the mission.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jim Araos/Released) Vice commander visits vehicle maintainers
Col. Gregory Wood, 30th Space Wing vice commander, visited the 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron, here, April 7. Wood assisted Senior Airmen Christopher Champagne and Nathan Sine, 30th LRS vehicle maintainers, remove the wheels of an Altec crane to experience the day-to-day operations of a vehicle maintainer.  “The goal of Wood’s visit is to
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Students from Crestview Elementary school, gather around a Buddy Bench, April 7, 2017, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Decorated and painted by the students themselves, the Buddy Benches are placed on the playground for any child to sit on, signaling the need of friendship and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyla Gifford/Released) Celebrating and supporting the military child
In addition to the normal challenges of growing up, there are often many more stressors for military children to overcome. April is the month dedicated to celebrating these unique and resilient military children. Crestview Elementary School has embraced this opportunity to show their support for military kids through various outlets. “The Month of
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Maj. M. Eugene Johns and Col. Ralph Jenkins, WWII combat aviators and retired Air Force officers with the 510th Fighter Squadron, share a live-streamed greeting during a ceremony to toast their fallen Squadron members, Apr. 7, 2017, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Personnel with the 510th FS made a pact that the last two surviving members of the unit who flew combat missions during WWII – Johns and Jenkins – would make a toast from two bottles of brandy which had been saved for the occasion. (U.S. Air Force photo by Michael Peterson/Released) WWII fighter pilots fulfill squadron’s promise
Vandenberg recently hosted the fulfillment of a promise forged in the trials of war, and made more than 70 years ago by a squadron of WWII fighter pilots, here, April 7.Team Vandenberg facilitated a toast performed by WWII combat aviators, and retired Air Force officers, Maj. M. Eugene Johns, who also goes by the name Gene, and Col. Ralph Jenkins
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Autonomous Flight Safety Systems, like the one photographed, are devices that are placed on the rocket and collect a variety of essential data from the vehicle during flight. The development of the AFSS has withstood rigorous checks over the years to ensure safety is not compromised at the expense of efficiency – and the system is expected to be utilized in the following months. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyla Gifford/Released) 30th safety personnel prove integral to automated system’s integration
 Working alongside mission partners, members of the 30th Space Wing’s safety office have quietly put in numerous hours ensuring the safe and successful utilization of a system known as an Autonomous Flight Safety System. The AFSS is a device that is placed on the rocket and collects a variety of essential data from the vehicle during flight. This
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World War II fighter pilot and retired Air Force Maj. M. Eugene Johns, poses with his military decorations, April 5, 2017, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Vandenberg’s Pacific Coast Club will facilitate a commemorative toast performed by WWII combat aviators, and retired Air Force officers, Johns, who also goes by the name Gene, and Col. Ralph Jenkins, April 7. (U.S. Air Force photo by Michael Peterson/Released) Vandenberg to facilitate WWII Fighter Squadron’s promise
Vandenberg is set to help fulfill a promise more than 70 years in the making, here, April 7. Team Vandenberg will facilitate a toast performed by WWII combat aviators, and retired Air Force officers, Maj. M. Eugene Johns, who also goes by the name Gene, and Col. Ralph Jenkins -- both former members of the 510th Fighter Squadron. Personnel with the
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