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Default Air Force Logo Navajo Code Talkers: the code that was never broken
Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Peleliu, Iwo Jima: the Navajo code talkers took part in every assault the U.S. Marines conducted in the Pacific from 1942 to 1945. They served in all Marine divisions, transmitting messages by telephone and radio in their native language--a code that the Japanese never broke. Why Navajo? The idea to use Navajo for secure
0 11/15
2006
Default Air Force Logo Airmen kick butt during Great American Smoke Out
The Vandenberg Health and Wellness Center is helping smokers kick their habit by sponsoring this years' Great American Smoke Out from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Fitness Center. The Great American Smoke Out is a one-day event which encourages Americans to quit using all tobacco products for just one day. "That's all we're asking," said Emily
0 11/13
2006
Default Air Force Logo Vandenberg leads the way in base security
Vandenberg is paving the way for Air Force installation security by implementing a new method of checking identification cards at base access points Monday.The base will be the first in the Air Force to put into use this new system of identification verification in the continental United States. The new security scanner is much more than just a way
0 11/09
2006
Tech. Sgt. Sheila White, 30th Mission Support Squadron, passes out candy to  children at the deployed spouses halloween costume party on Oct. 26, at the Breakers Dinning Facility here. The party was sponsored by the Family Support Center and the 30th Services Squadron to help keep moral high and bring the families of deployed troops together. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Nichelle K. Griffiths)              Breakers hosts deployed spouses Halloween party
Breaker's dining facility understands the importance of family time and support for the families of Vandenberg's deployed Airmen. Every Thursday, Breaker's hosts dinner for the spouses and family members of Vandenberg's deployed Airmen. "The deployed spouses' dinners give spouses of deployed Airmen here a break, a chance to eat for minimal cost and
0 11/09
2006
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
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