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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford (left) attaches the Joint Meritorious Unit Award streamer on the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) guidon during a change of command ceremony at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., Nov. 3, 2016. The award was presented to USSTRATCOM and its components, who distinguished themselves by exceptionally meritorious service from Nov. 16, 2013, to Nov. 3, 2016. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter presided over the change of command and thanked Adm. Cecil D. Haney (right), outgoing USSTRATCOM commander, for his service. He also congratulated Gen. John E. Hyten on his appointment as the new USSTRATCOM commander. Also pictured is USSTRATCOM Senior Enlisted Leader Chief Master Sgt. Patrick F. McMahon (center). Hyten previously served as commander of Air Force Space Command, and Haney will retire from active military duty during a separate ceremony in January. One of nine DoD unified combatant commands, USSTRATCOM has global strategic missions assigned through the Unified Command Plan that include strategic deterrence; space operations; cyberspace operations; joint electronic warfare; global strike; missile defense; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; combating weapons of mass destruction; and analysis and targeting. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lovelady) U.S. Strategic Command welcomes Hyten as new commander
Gen. John E. Hyten assumed command of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) from Adm. Cecil D. Haney during a change of command ceremony here, Nov. 3. Hyten previously served as commander of Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., from Aug. 2014 to Oct. 2016. While there, he was responsible for organizing, equipping,
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Gregory Robinson, Haunted Asylum volunteer actor, reaches through a cage during the 30th Security Force Squadron’s third annual Haunted Asylum, Oct. 31, 2016, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Originally a mostly local attraction, Tech. Sgt. Thomas Martin, 30th SFS flight sergeant, has built a sterling reputation for the haunted house -- which was voted one of the best Halloween attractions on the entire Central Coast by users on the websites Yelp and TripAdvisor. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Kyla Gifford/Released) 30th SFS Haunted Asylum deemed frighteningly successful
Volunteers, primarily from the 30th Security Forces Squadron, recently concluded their third annual Haunted Asylum, here, Oct. 31.Originally a local attraction, Tech. Sgt. Thomas Martin, 30th SFS flight sergeant, has built a sterling reputation for the haunted house -- which was voted one of the best Halloween attractions on the entire Central
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Vandenberg is set to kick-off a celebratory Silver Anniversary Week in honor of the 30th Space Wing’s 25 years of existence. The week will begin Nov. 14 and run through Nov. 19, and include a kick-off barbeque party, heritage tours, an honorary wing run, a Silver Anniversary Ball and a USO Show Troupe performance. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Fiona Kilfoyle/Released)
Vandenberg to kick-off 30th Space Wing Silver Anniversary
Vandenberg is set to kick-off a celebratory Silver Anniversary Week in honor of the 30th Space Wing’s 25 years of existence. The week will begin Nov. 14 and run through Nov. 19, and include a kick-off barbeque party, heritage tours, an honorary wing run, a Silver Anniversary Ball and a USO Show Troupe performance. The first event honoring the 30th
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With Halloween quickly approaching, Team V members are reminded to stay vigilant and keep safety a priority. Trick-or-treat hours for base housing will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31. Those who will be driving in the base housing area are reminded to be aware of the extra traffic during trick-or-treat hours, as well as an increase in pedestrian traffic. (Graphic by Senior Airman Christopher Boitz) Safety paramount during Halloween season
With Halloween quickly approaching, Team V members are reminded to stay vigilant and keep safety a priority. Master Sgt. Daniel Lormand, 30th Space Wing occupational safety superintendent, has some precautions for Vandenberg families to consider during the Halloween season. “Walk, don't run, stay on the sidewalks and off road surfaces, wear bright
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Chief Master Sgt. Robert Bedell, 30th Space Wing command chief, and Col. J. Christopher Moss, 30th Space Wing commander, make the first donations to kick-off the Combined Federal Campaign, Oct. 14, 2016, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. For nearly two months, members of Team Vandenberg will officially seek donations for the 2016 Combined Federal Campaign Oct. 17 through Dec. 9. Pledges made during the campaign will support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Phipps/Released) Vandenberg to kick-off 2016 CFC
For nearly two months, members of Team Vandenberg will seek donations for the 2016 Combined Federal Campaign, here, Oct. 17 through Dec. 9. Pledges made during the campaign will support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world. The CFC, established in 1961, is an annual program that
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Default Air Force Logo Vandenberg to kick-off Fire Prevention Week
The Vandenberg Fire Department will recognize National Fire Prevention Week, here, Oct. 9 through 15. This year's theme is "Don’t Wait: Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years ". “We all should know the life-saving impact of smoke alarms and the tragedy that can result when smoke alarms aren’t working,” said Jason Haddock, 30th Civil
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Members of Vandenberg are served their food during a military appreciation barbeque, Oct. 4, 2016, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. More than 1,100 Team V personnel were served meals during the event, which was organized by the Military Affairs Committee of Lompoc. Vandenberg Airmen honored with appreciation barbeque
The Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce sponsored a military appreciation barbeque for uniformed military members and families of deployed members, here, Oct. 4. More than 1,100 Team V personnel were served meals during the event, which was organized by the Military Affairs Committee of Lompoc. The barbeque has been an annual occurrence for decades.
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An aircraft drops fire retardant during a fire which swept through portions of South Base, Sept. 20, 2016, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Vandenberg personnel, alongside community partners and a specialized incident management team, have worked to extinguish five separate wildland fires, here, since Sept. 17. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Phipps/Released) Coalition unites to extinguish base wildland fires
Vandenberg personnel, alongside community partners and a specialized incident management team, have worked to extinguish five separate wildland fires, here, since Sept. 17.Following the significantly larger fire on South Vandenberg, which burned more than 12,500 acres, the four subsequent fires on North Base were controlled quickly – in part due to
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Default Air Force Logo VANDENBERG AFB HOUSING TOWN HALL
Col. Chris Moss, 30th Space Wing commander, will host a Town Hall, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 6 p.m. at the Base Theater for base housing residents regarding the recent fires.Media is invited to observe, however during the Town Hall Col. Moss will only answer questions from Vandenberg AFB housing residents.Once the meeting is concluded, there will be a
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Default Air Force Logo CORRAL FIRE INCIDENT - UPDATE
At approximately 12:00 p.m., a small brush fire was reported in the vicinity of Corral Road, northeast of the Vandenberg Air Force Base Utah Gate.  The fire affected approximately four acres and is now under control.  Residential areas of the base were never in danger.   Because fire crews are working near high voltage equipment, a significant
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