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Col. Michael Manor, commander, 614th Air Operations Center and Joint Space Operations Center Director, passes the guidon to Lt. Col. Nicole Petrucci, commander, 614th Combat Training Squadron, during an activation ceremony Dec. 16, 2016 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.  As a new squadron under the 614th AOC, the 614th CTS will provide advanced training enabling the implementation and sustainment of Space Training Transformation and Space Mission Force initiatives and constructs across the unit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Nicholas Mercurio/Released) New squadron, 614th CTS, activates at Vandenberg
The 614th Combat Training Squadron, a new unit assigned to the 614th Air Operations Center, was activated during a ceremony, here, Dec. 16. The 614th CTS was created in order to implement and sustain enterprise-wide changes under the Space training Transformation and Space Mission Force constructs. It will enable the 614th AOC, as the primary
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Air Force graphic by Jan Kays CFC comes to a close
 The Combined Federal Campaign wrapped up their two month long fundraising effort, here, Dec. 9, 2016.The CFC, established in 1961, is an annual program that allows federal government employees to make contributions to non-profit organizations. The mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused,
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December is nationally recognized as Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month. Whether you’ve only had a couple drinks or a small dose of prescribed medication, it’s never a good idea to get behind the wheel while slightly inhibited. (Courtesy graphic) Drunk & Drugged Driving Prevention Month: Have a plan
The holiday season is a time to unwind and be merry. Every year during the holidays there are a plethora of social gatherings, including parties with family, friends and co-workers. That merriment, however, can instantaneously turn into tragedy depending upon one’s choices when traveling to and from these gatherings. Whether you’ve only had a
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Col. J. Christopher Moss, 30th Space Wing commander, conducts the Holiday Tree lighting ceremony on base in front of the Pacific Coast Club, Dec. 1, 2016, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The tree lighting was organized by the VAFB Company Grade Officers Council and featured troops of girl and cub scouts who sang carols during the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ian Dudley/ Released) Holiday Tree Lighting
The traditional Holiday Tree lighting was held in a slightly different spot this year. In years past the tree outside of building 11777 was used, however, base leadership decided that since the tree had seen better days, they would acquire an artificial tree that could be placed in a more conducive spot - outside the Pacific Coast Club. This year
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Children from local communities are greeted by Team V members during the 58th annual Operations Kids Christmas, Dec. 2, 2016, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Since its inception in the 1950s, OKC has been an opportunity for uniformed members to give back to the community and provide children a day full of games, gifts, and recreational activities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Robert J. Volio/Released) OKC provides memorable holiday experience for local children
Team Vandenberg recently hosted children from various local communities during the 58th annual Operation Kids Christmas event, here, Dec. 2 at the Pacific Coast Club. Since its inception in the 1950s, OKC has been an opportunity for uniformed members to give back to the community and provide children with a day full of games, gifts and recreational
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With the holiday season right around the corner, many people will be spending more time in the kitchen – preparing feasts for family and friends. During Thanksgiving, proper kitchen caution is imperative for both the cooks and their guests. (Courtesy photo) Tips for a safe and successful holiday season
With the holiday season right around the corner, many people will be spending more time in the kitchen – preparing feasts for family and friends. During Thanksgiving, proper kitchen caution is imperative for both the cooks and their guests. “The kitchen is the heart of the home, especially during Thanksgiving,” said Michael Moran, 30th Space Wing
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Col. J. Christopher Moss, 30th Space wing commander (far right) and former 30th Space Wing leaders, address patrons of the wing’s Silver Anniversary ball, Nov. 18, 2016, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Vandenberg recently celebrated the 30th Space Wing’s 25 years of existence with a week full of commemorative events, here, Nov. 14 through 19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kaleb Mayfield) Silver Anniversary ball caps successful week of celebration
 Vandenberg recently celebrated the 30th Space Wing’s 25 years of existence with a week full of commemorative events, here, Nov. 14 through 19. The Silver Anniversary began with a kick-off barbeque party at Cocheo Park, followed by heritage tours, which highlighted different units within the space wing -- and culminated with a ball and a USO Show
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Master Sgt. James Taylor and Master Sgt. Kyle Fenimore, 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron First Sergeants, prepare turkey baskets for Airmen as part of Vandenberg’s First Sergeant's Council annual Turkey Basket Drive, Nov. 18, 2016, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The Turkey Basket Drive is a nonprofit organization dedicated to provide a Thanksgiving meal to Vandenberg families in need. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyla Gifford/Released) Thanksgiving support for Airmen
Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and while many families are excitedly planning their turkey dinner, some may be unsure if it will fit within their budget.Thankfully, Vandenberg’s First Sergeant's Council, a nonprofit organization, facilitates an annual Turkey Basket Drive dedicated to providing a Thanksgiving meal to Team V families in need.“The
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A commercial satellite on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, provided by Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services, launces from Space Launch Complex-3, Nov. 11, 2016, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Robert Volio) ATLAS LAUNCH SUCCESSFUL
Team Vandenberg successfully launched a commercial satellite on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket provided by Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services from Space Launch Complex-3 here Friday, Nov. 11, at 10:30 a.m. PST.Col. Chris Moss, 30th Space Wing commander, was the launch decision authority."This flawless launch was the result of
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After a comprehensive review conducted by the Department of Defense, the Air Force utility allowance policy is set to undergo significant changes. Currently, utility allowances have been based on an annual five-year rolling average of consumption in similar style homes – with an additional 10 percent buffer -- which is all factored into members’ Basic Allowance for Housing. Beginning in February 2017, however, base residents could receive an actual bill for utilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shane M. Phipps/Released)
Changes to housing utility policy set to impact base residents
After a comprehensive review conducted by the Department of Defense, the Air Force utility allowance policy is set to undergo significant changes. Currently, utility allowances have been based on an annual five-year rolling average of consumption in similar style homes – with an additional 10 percent buffer -- which is all factored into members’
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