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Default Air Force Logo Vandenberg water under annual maintenance
From now until Nov.20, the base will undergo its annual water supply maintenance transition from state water to the base San Antonio Aquifer wells. "This is an annual preventative maintenance just to make sure that nothing catastrophic happens," said Capt. Laura Abt, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron. During the 2-week switch-over to base well water,
0 11/08
2006
Default Air Force Logo Vandenberg senior makes chief
Congratulations to Senior Master Sgt. John E. Kovach Jr.,  576th Flight Test Squadron, on his selection for promotion to chief master sergeant.
0 11/08
2006
A Delta IV rocket launches at 5:53 a.m. on Nov. 4 from Vandenberg's Space Launch Complex-6.  The rocket carried a Defense Meteorological Satellite Program satellite in to space.  The satellite will transition into a polar earth orbit to provide weather forcasts for servicemembers on battlefields around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Joe Davila) Vandenberg launches second Delta IV rocket
Vandenberg successfully launched a Delta IV evolved expendable launch vehicle at 5:53 a.m. today from Space Launch Complex-6 carrying a Defense Meteorological Satellite Program satellite. The two-stage Delta IV medium booster hauled the 2,700-pound DMSP-17 spacecraft into a polar orbit around Earth. The approximately $445 million rocket was able to
0 11/04
2006
Default Air Force Logo Vandenberg celebrates retired members
"One of my favorite memories from when I was in the military was my first trip into San Francisco," said retired Master Chief Petty Officer Lauren Walter. "I was on the foretop, by the mast, as we were going under the Golden Gate Bridge. I was so close to it I could almost touch it," he said. Retired Member Appreciation Day kicked off today at the
0 11/04
2006
Default Air Force Logo ID theft defense necessary in todays world
In the course of one day many people write checks at the grocery store, charge tickets to ball games, rent cars and call home on cell phones. Chances are they don't give these everyday transactions a second thought. But someone else may be looking over their shoulder. Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in America. An identity thief
0 10/26
2006
Default Air Force Logo Launch Support Squadron celebrates first anniversary
Vandenberg's 30th Launch Support Squadron celebrates its first anniversary as a squadron Oct. 31. After taking charge of the still-new unit this summer, the commander gives an inside look at the workings of this unique unit.Although a relatively new squadron, the 30th LCSS is steeped in launch heritage and experience born from the former 2nd Space
0 10/26
2006
Default Air Force Logo Space & Missile Times ceases production after nearly 50 years
After nearly 50 years and four name changes, the Vandenberg Air Force Base newspaper has hit the presses for the last time. As of Oct. 27, news from the Space & Missile Times is strictly online.Publication of Strategic Air Command's SAC Missileer began in July 1958 and was well underway when it announced the base's name change to Vandenberg Air
0 10/26
2006
Col. Benjamin Huff, 30th Mission Support Group commander, and Master Sgt. David Matos, 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron, add apple cider to the grog bowl at the 30th Space Wing Dining Out here Oct. 20. Airmen celebrate past, present, future at Vandenberg's Dining Out
More than 350 people celebrated a "Journey of Excellence: Past, Present and Future" at the 30th Space Wing's dining out Oct. 20 at the Pacific Coast Club. Decorations from Vandenberg's early days as Camp Cooke and models of today's satellites and missile systems created a life-sized timeline for guests as they walked the long hallway and entered
0 10/26
2006
Laura Garcia-Haas, owner of Garcia Dance Studio,  dances with Capt. Walter White, 392nd Training Squadron.  Capt. White was one of many who received dance lessons from Mrs. Garcia-Haas. Hispanic Heritage Month comes to close at Pacific Coast Club
Friday marked the kick-off for Hispanic Heritage month here with an appreciation event at the Pacific Coast Club. Flamenco dancers from Garcia Dance Studio, located in Lompoc, not only performed several different traditional Hispanic dances but also taught Vandenberg members beginning salsa steps. Niki Sandoval, a dancer with Garcia Dance Studio,
0 10/19
2006
Default Air Force Logo Vandenberg implements National Security Personnel System
The Department of Defense has begun to implement the National Security Personnel System, a new pay plan, starting with certain individuals with supervisory positions on base. "I'm very optimistic about this system," Mark Farias, Vandenberg Fire Chief, said. "Our nature is to walk from known to unknown cautiously and the fact that it has affected
0 10/19
2006
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