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Autonomous Flight Safety Systems, like the one photographed, are devices that are placed on the rocket and collect a variety of essential data from the vehicle during flight. The development of the AFSS has withstood rigorous checks over the years to ensure safety is not compromised at the expense of efficiency – and the system is expected to be utilized in the following months. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyla Gifford/Released) 30th safety personnel prove integral to automated system’s integration
 Working alongside mission partners, members of the 30th Space Wing’s safety office have quietly put in numerous hours ensuring the safe and successful utilization of a system known as an Autonomous Flight Safety System. The AFSS is a device that is placed on the rocket and collects a variety of essential data from the vehicle during flight. This
0 4/07
2017
Retired Master Sgt. Joe Orsua, 30th Force Support Squadron fitness center custodian poses for a photo, Feb. 17, 2017, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Whether playing a direct role in launching rockets or smaller, yet still vital roles, like ensuring the base gyms are functional and sanitary, countless retirees have continued their already decades of service to their country. Orsua is one such unsung patriot. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Phipps /Released) Retired Master Sergeant continues service through master cleanliness
Within a diverse group of civil servants, contractors, and other personnel working toward mission success, retired military members often quietly continue their service to the nation. Whether playing a direct role in launching rockets or ensuring the base gyms are functional and sanitary, countless retirees continue their already decades of service
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2017
Senior Airman Christian Emery, 30th Security Forces Defender, takes a brief rest during a hike to the summit of Mt. Whitney, Oct. 3, 2015. Emery unexpectedly found himself spending the night on Mt. Whitney as he provided emergency aid to hikers in distress. (Courtesy Photo) 30 SFS Defender puts emergency medical training to the test helping hikers
Mt. Whitney is a popular hiking destination in California with an elevation of approximately 14,500 feet. Although accessible without extensive training or technical support, hiking trips to the summit still require the proper level of planning and preparation for a safe, successful trip.For Senior Airman Christian Emery, a 30th Security Forces
0 10/19
2015
VAFB Airmen, and guests, gathered to celebrate a chief master sergeant recognition ceremony at the Pacific Coast Club, April 25. 
The ceremony recognized recently promoted chiefs, Paul Nash, Michael Frank and Gregory Morgan. 
The ceremony’s guest speaker, Chief Master Sgt. Patrick Abbott, 30th Mission Support Group superintendent, commended the new chiefs for joining the elite, one percent of highest ranking enlisted Airmen:

Chief Master Sgt. Paul Nash leads 126 personnel at the Joint Space Operations Center, as the 9th Space Operations Squadron superintendent.  

Chief Master Sgt. Michael Frank, 30th Contracting Squadron superintendent, serves as the principle senior enlisted leader and staff advisor for base operational contracting, as well as unit first sergeant duties.

Chief Master Sgt. Gregory Morgan, 14th Air Force Standardization and Evaluations superintendent, enables standardized operations for 29 weapon systems at 44 locations supporting 155 units with 480 evaluators and instructors. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Shane Phipps)
Chief trio recognized

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2014
OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea --  Capt. James Pitney is deployed here in support of the Key Resolve/Foal Eagle 09 exercise. Captain Pitney, deployed from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., works for the 607th Air Operations Center, 7th Air Force (Air Forces Korea) here. The exercise provides an opportunity to enhance Republic of Korea-U.S. combat readiness, as well as joint and combined interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Rojek) Far from home, stellar Airman supports ROK-US alliance
Stepping out of a comfort zone even a little bit can broaden a person's horizons. Imagine what moving 6,000 miles outside of that zone will do. Such is the case for Capt. James Pitney, an officer deployed here from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., for the Key Resolve/Foal Eagle exercise. Captain Pitney, who works with the 595th Space Group at his
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2009
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Senior Airman Trey Lewis, a photographer with 30th Space Wing Public Affairs office, Dedicates his life to helping others after his battle with alcoholism. Airman Lewis lived life in the fast lane until May 2005 when he was arrested for driving under the influence in San Luis Obispo, Calif. However, Airman Lewis has used his mistake to show others the negative consequences of risky living and has devoted his life to helping others. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jamie Lessard) 
Life after a DUI: A Vandenberg Airman's struggle to overcome alcohol addiction
Editor's Note: This is part three of a three-part series about the success of a Vandenberg Airman's longtime battle with alcohol and his life changing experience after receiving a Driving Under the Influence charge. Part one covered the Airman's history of alcohol abuse and how that led to his eventual arrest. Part two covered his realization that
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2008
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Senior Airman Trey Lewis, a photographer with 30th Space Wing Public Affairs Office, revisits the events leading up to his Driving Under the Influence charge. Airman Lewis lived a life of partying and was arrested for a DUI charge in May 2005 in San Luis Obispo, Calif. However, Airman Lewis has used his experience as a turning point in his life. He has devoted his new life to helping others. ( U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Russell McBride) Life after a DUI: A Vandenberg Airman's struggle to overcome alcohol addiction
Airmen around the Air Force are bombarded with briefings, counseling sessions, safety reminders and commander's calls covering the topic of DUIs. It can be a sensitive topic and one on the forefront of commander's concerns at almost every base. And the statistics back up those concerns. According to Air Force statistics, an average of more than 100
0 2/06
2008
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
0 5/17
2007
Airman 1st Class Laura Valenzuela De La Hoya, a dental technician from Vandenberg AFB, Calif., completes an examination on a Guatemalan child.  Airman Valenzuela De La Hoya and Capt. (Dr.) Seth Briggs, also from Vandenberg, extracted 871 teeth and restored another 85 during the 10-day humanitarian mission to various regions of Guatemala in the last days of April. (U.S. Air Force Courtesy Photo) Vandenberg joins AFSPC medics in relief mission
Guatemala is a developing Central American nation with a rich culture and history, but a volatile political environment and a 36-year guerrilla war has taken a toll on its people. A small, heavily populated country, Guatemala was once home to the powerful Mayan civilization. Today, most of its people live in rural areas among sugarcane fields,
0 5/04
2007
Today’s Airman is part of an expeditionary force and subject to many stressors.  Different physical, mental and spiritual activities combat stress so Airman can continue on the fast track to 100 percent mission success.
Air Force true-blues take up activities to combat the 'blues'
If you're down and out and not at your best And things that you face have put you to the test. If you need a good way to get out of this mess, Here are a few ways to combat your stress. Today's Airman is part of an expeditionary force and subject to many stressors. But packed in every Airman's arsenal are physical, mental and spiritual tools to
0 5/03
2007
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