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Default Air Force Logo Air Force Space Command announces Vandenberg Fire Emergency Services Individual and Team Award Winners
I am extremely pleased to announce the following Air Force Space Command Fire Emergency Services Individual and Team Award Winners for 2006. Military Fire Fighter of the Year - Senior Airman Keith Armour Civilian Fire Fighter of the Year - Dionicio Dehoyos Civilian Fire Officer of the Year - Dan Ardoin Heroism Award - Charlie Brooks and John
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Default Air Force Logo Vandenberg Airman receives AFSPC 2006 Col. Gail Halvorsen AF Outstanding Air Transportation Individual of the Year
It gives me great pleasure to inform you that Tech. Sgt. Brian Rollefson, 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron, has been selected as the Air Force Space Command Colonel Gail Halvorsen AF Outstanding Air Transportation Individual of the Year for 2006. Sergeant Rollefson has demonstrated exceptional professionalism, dedication and a true commitment to
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On the first day of the Foggy Shores exercise, Capt. Mary Creswell checks the vital signs on Tech. Sgt. Suzanne Bell as she simulates an injury on May 14. Both Airmen from the 30th Medical Operations Squadron participated in the earthquake simulation of a partially collapsed building that trapped many people inside at Vandenberg Air Force Base . (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Angelique M. Perez) Foggy Shores tests Vandenberg's emergency response
Vandenberg agencies participated in a two-day Foggy Shores exercise, a series of fabricated events on May 14-15, testing readiness and ensuring continued success during natural disasters and incident for the 30th Space Wing. The exercise kicked off on May 14 with an earthquake scenario that tested base readiness during a natural disaster. "This
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Seth Wells rappels a stretcher with Staff Sgt. Kaohilii Romualdo inside during the Rescue Technician course at Space Launch Complex-4 at Vandenberg Air Force Base May 11. The course helps familiarize the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter students with advanced rescue techniques. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristi Emler) VAFB firefighters 'learn ropes' at rescue technician course

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Vandenberg's airspace is managed by contracted air traffic controllers like Jessica Mayer, 30th Operation Support Squadron, who corresponds with approaching aircraft at Vandenberg Air Force Base, March 27.    (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Trey Lewis) Airfield operations manage flightline for airborne mission
The 30th Operations Support Squadron Airfield Operations flight does more than work to ensure aircraft have a safe landing; they make sure aircraft have a safe place to land on Vandenberg Air Force Base. The Airfield Operations flight maintains the flightline while caring for the planes that land here. Vandenberg has no fixed wing aircraft assigned
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Donna Rathbun, Vandenberg’s Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, skydives above Lompoc April 20 in support of “Operation Free-Fall”,  Thousands of people jump during the annual nation-wide event held during Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, to empower survivors and to raise awareness to what has become the nation’s most under reported crime.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christina Rumsey)
Victims, advocates take 2-mile jump against sexual assault
So....you think you have control of your fear? Maybe. But what if something happened and you lost that control, what would you do? Would you find a way to take it back? A sexual assault survivor did just that on April 20, along with members from the North County Rape Crisis Center and Vandenberg's Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, by leaping
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Airmen of the 30th Security Forces Squadron here stand in formation during a Security Forces Memorial Ceremony to honor Cpl. David Williams, and Airman 1st Class Leebernard E. Chavis on May 14.  The Security Forces Memorial reflects names of fallen Airmen in the Security Forces career field who were killed in the line of duty.  Added to the memorial are Cpl. Williams of Tamaqua Pennsylvania died March 4, 1951 in the line of duty while performing base security at Offut Air Force Base, NE.  Airman 1st Class Chavis of Hampton, Virginia died October 14, 2006, while performing duties as a turret gunner with the 732nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Det. 7 in Iraq. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Adam Guy) VAFB honors fallen defenders with memorial ceremony

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The responsibility to preserve and protect Vandenberg Air Force Base's installation, infrastructure and population falls on all Airmen.  Our own vigilance is the best line of defense against potential advesaries who would exploit any possible weakness to sabotage national interests. (U.S. Photo by Airman 1st Class Adam Guy) Anti-terrorism requires Eagle Eyes of all Airmen
When a man named Serdar Tatar delivered pizza to Soldiers stationed at Fort Dix, N.J., he was looking for more than a paycheck. He used his access to base to gather information he and five others tried to apply to a plot against the Army installation. The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested the six in Cherry Hill, N.J. on May 7 as they tried
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force offers programs to help Airmen manage stress
Airmen have a need, and Air Force leadership wants to meet it. The Air Force currently has a wide range of programs in place to help the total force and their families manage stress; however, there is a concern that some are not aware of these programs and not taking advantage of them. "Whether you're the youngest Airman or the most senior chief on
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2007
Staff Sgt. Cahramon Pulatov checks the oil level on a generator during a pre-operational maintanence inspection at Vandenberg AFB May 7.  The power production journeyman with the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron maintains the machines like this one that generate auxiliary power and helps to ensure lighting for the Vandenberg flight line during a commercial power outage. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. DeNoris Mickle) Power production keeps Vandenberg lit up 24/ 7
When the electricity goes out people may wonder what causes those moments of darkness. But what causes the power to return? Power production, a section of the 30th civil engineer squadron, maintains generators on base that provide backup power for buildings and operations. "The power production crew always has at least two Airmen on call 24/7 in
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