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Joseph Brocato, Past Commander, The General Hoyt S. Vandenberg Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars, present a plaque to Lt. Gen. David Buck, 14th Air Force (Air Forces Strategic) and Joint Functional Component Command for Space Commander, in appreciation for his participation in an event honoring World War II and Korean War Veterans, Oct. 29, 2015 at the Alex Madonna Expo Center in San Luis Obispo, Calif.  Buck spoke to a room of more than 600 veterans, their families and friends, expressing his sincere gratitude for their service and the legacy of honor and valor they have bestowed upon all those who serve today. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Nicholas Mercurio/Released) 14th AF Commander Veterans Day message
As we prepare to enjoy a well-deserved day off, it is important to me that we not lose sight of the significance of this day.  This day is for you, the men and women of 14th Air Force and Joint Functional Component Command for Space, those of you in uniform and in civilian service, who have dedicated your lives in defense of our Nation.This day is
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. David J. Buck salutes U.S. Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten, commander, Air Force Space Command, as he prepares to assume command of 14th Air Force (Air Forces Strategic), during a change of command ceremony Aug. 14, 2015, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. As the Air Force's sole numbered Air Force for space, 14th AF is responsible for the organization, training, equipping, command and control and employment of Air Force space forces to support operational plans and missions for U.S. combatant commanders and air component commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michael Peterson) 14th AF and JFCC Space welcome new commander
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. David J. Buck assumed command of 14th Air Force (Air Forces Strategic), Air Force Space Command and  Joint Functional Component Command for Space, U. S. Strategic Command, during a ceremony at the Joint Space Operations Center, here, Aug. 14.Buck, who was promoted to lieutenant general during a ceremony prior to the change
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Vandenberg observes Women's History Month. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Jim Araos/Released) Women's History Month 2015

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A military Humvee is parked at the head of a convoy line in preparation for Combat Operational Readiness Training by the 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron Dec. 18, 2014, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. CORT includes exercise preparation actions to properly prepare Vehicle Operations personnel for wartime duties. Airmen must possess the necessary skills to meet mission demands and predict future events if possible. The goal of this training is to ensure Airmen are able to operate and survive in a contingency or wartime environment as a team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Michael Peterson/Released) 30 LRS trains for mission readiness

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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying a National Reconnaissance Office payload successfully launches from Space Launch Complex-3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Dec. 12, at 7:19 p.m. PDT. This is the most powerful Atlas V rocket launched from Vandenberg because it has four solid rocket boosters, producing approximately 250,000 pounds of thrust per solid rocket. These four solids along with the main engine of the Atlas V produced a total thrust around 2 million pounds at liftoff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Michael Peterson/Released) ATLAS LAUNCH SUCCESSFUL
Team Vandenberg successfully launched the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying a National Reconnaissance Office payload from Space Launch Complex-3 here Friday, Dec. 12, at 7:19 p.m. PDT.Col. Keith Balts, 30th Space Wing commander, was the launch decision authority."This launch was an incredible achievement for Team Vandenberg, ULA, NRO
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Default Air Force Logo ATLAS LAUNCH DELAYED
The launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the NROL-35 payload for the National Reconnaissance Office was scrubbed today due to predicted violations of multiple weather criteria.The launch is rescheduled for Friday, Dec. 12, from Space Launch Complex-3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Cal. The launch time is 7:13 p.m. PST. The
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Default Air Force Logo ATLAS LAUNCH SCHEDULED
Team Vandenberg is scheduled to launch a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying a National Reconnaissance Office payload from Space Launch Complex-3 here Thursday, Dec. 11, with a launch window opening at 7:17 p.m. PDT.Col. Keith Balts, 30th Space Wing commander will be the launch decision authority."Our team and mission partners have put a
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A cargo ship, the Delta Mariner, approaches the Vandenberg Air Force Base dock, Nov. 5, 2014, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The Delta Mariner made its way from a production facility in Decatur, Ala., to deliver a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket, scheduled to launch in 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shane M. Phipps/Released)

Delta Mariner docks at Vandenberg
A cargo ship, contracted by United Launch Alliance and specifically designed to carry rocket components, recently dropped anchor here, Nov. 5.The Delta Mariner made its way from a production facility in Decatur, Ala., to deliver a Delta IV rocket, scheduled to launch in early 2015."Months of work went into the Mariner's arrival, by everyone from
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Airmen practice weapons skills training Oct. 31, 2014, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The evaluation was one of the components of a two-week readiness inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ian Dudley/Released)
Base readiness inspection ends
Vandenberg recently conducted a readiness inspection here Oct. 20 through 31.The base conducts readiness evaluations several times a year, both as an opportunity to train and to ensure mission preparedness at all times."These inspections are key to our deployment readiness," said Staff Sgt. Jessica Hopkins, 30th Communications Squadron quality
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An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Sep. 23, 2014, at 7:45 a.m. Col. Keith Balts, 30th Space Wing commander, was the launch decision authority. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Joe Davila/Released) MINUTEMAN III LAUNCHES FROM VANDENBERG
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 7:45 a.m. here Tuesday.Col. Keith Balts, 30th Space Wing commander, was the launch decision authority."An outstanding display of teamwork ensured 100-percent mission success for the first Minuteman launch of the year here at Vandenberg," said Col.
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