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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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2016
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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2016
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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2016
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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2016
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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2016
Default Air Force Logo OKC brings Airmen, community together
Team Vandenberg will host the 58th annual Operation Kids Christmas, here, Dec. 3, at the Pacific Coast Club. Since the program's conception in 1959, the Operation Kids Christmas committee has been providing children a wide range of recreational activities and gifts for the holidays. “Operation Big Brother was founded by Mike Petlansky in 1959 to
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2016
An Atlas V rocket carrying a WorldView-4 satellite rests on the launch pad, Sept. 16, 2016, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. A recent wildland fire on South Vandenberg delayed the launch, which is now scheduled to be launched from Space Launch Complex-3, Friday, Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Phipps/Released) Teamwork brings VAFB range online in time for next launch
Thanks to concentrated efforts from Team V and community partners, the Vandenberg range is once again “green” – or ready for launch. Getting the range operational again was no easy task, as a recent wildland fire on South Vandenberg threatened both base personnel and an upcoming mission. “The fire caused many power outages on South Vandenberg,
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2016
Default Air Force Logo JFCC Space completes Exercise Global Thunder 17
The Joint Functional Component Command for Space completed participating in Exercise Global Thunder 17, an annual command post and field training exercise, Oct. 31.U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), in coordination with U.S. and partner nation government agencies, conducted the exercise, which began Oct. 24, to train USSTRATCOM forces and assess
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Default Air Force Logo Atlas V Launch Scheduled
Team Vandenberg is scheduled to launch the WorldView-4 satellite on an Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex-3 here Friday, Nov. 11, with a launch window opening at 10:30 a.m. PDT.The rocket, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 provided by Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services, has a four meter fairing to safely hold the satellite as it
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