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AADD AADD volunteer devotes time to keep Airmen safe
It’s late Saturday evening. While some Team V members are enjoying various activities throughout the Central Coast, one Airman patiently awaits a phone call. For Senior Airman Lanimarie Baclian, Airmen Against Drunk Driving volunteer, it’s a call she’s always happy to answer. “I've been a volunteer driver since February,” said Baclian, 614th Air
0 8/30
2017
As an example of Government Motor Vehicle misuse, a GMV is displayed as being used for a recreational event, Aug. 17, 2017, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Charged with managing appropriate GMV usage, the 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operations section would like to remind Team V members of the rules and guidelines designed to help ensure the authorized and proper use of GMVs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyla Gifford/Released) 30th LRS reminds Team V of proper GMV use
Team Vandenberg personnel use Government Motor Vehicles every day for their respective jobs. Constantly in use, it can be tempting every once in a while to take a quick trip in a GMV to handle personal affairs. Charged with managing appropriate GMV usage, the 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operations section would like to remind Team V
0 8/17
2017
Members of the Vandenberg Mounted Horse Patrol and their respective Military Working Horses take a break during a recovery mission, June 29, 2017, Lone Pine, Calif. The Vandenberg Mounted Horse Patrol was requested nearly a week after a RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned surveillance aircraft assigned to the 9th Reconnaissance Wing at Beale Air Force Base crashed during a trip back to its home station, June 21. (courtesy photo) Vandenberg equestrians ride to recover
A RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned surveillance aircraft assigned to the 9th Reconnaissance Wing at Beale Air Force Base recently crashed during a trip back to its home station, June 21. The aircraft landed near Mount Whitney in the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountain range, a terrain difficult to access via motor vehicle, or on foot. However, the topography
0 7/26
2017
Courtesy photo EIC program, a historic tradition
Two years ago, the 30th Security Forces Squadron began hosting the Rifle and Pistol Elementary Excellence-in-Competition program, which recognizes marksmanship and awards the Non National Bronze medal to the top ten percent of competitors. The EIC program is open to all Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard military members. “The program was
0 7/13
2017
Retired Col. J. Christopher Moss, former 30th Space Wing commander, presents a certificate of retirement to Chief Master Sgt. Robert Bedell, 30th SW command chief, June 29, 2017, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Bedell, who served for 29 years, sat down before his retirement for some final words to the base to share years of experience and expertise with fellow Airmen one final time as a command chief. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyla Gifford/Released)
Farewell Q&A with 30th SW command chief
Chief Master Sgt. Robert Bedell, 30th Space Wing command chief, retired June 29, 2017, after 29 years of service. Bedell sat down before his retirement for some final words to the base to share years of experience and expertise with fellow Airmen one final time as a command chief.   What were your goals when you first took the command
0 6/29
2017
A Missile Suspension System is hoisted out of a silo to be refurbished. (Courtesy photo) 583rd MMXS: opening the door, one missile at a time
For more than 50 years, the 583rd Missile Maintenance Squadron – formerly Detachment 41 of Strategic Air Command, and now a geographically separated unit assigned to the 309th Missile Maintenance Group at Ogden Air Logistics Complex – has provided depot level launch support for every Intercontinental Ballistic Missile test from Vandenberg AFB.
0 6/20
2017
1st Lt. Robert Youssef, 30th Operations Support Squadron assistant flight commander, assisted in reviving Don Smith, Range Generation Next contractor, when he passed out during a dry run of a recent ground-based interceptor test launch, May 26, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Youssef performed CPR on Smith while Richard Wilson, RGNext resource control specialist, tilted Smith’s head and neck back for better circulation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Robert J. Volio/Released) 30th OSS lieutenant helps revive unresponsive Team V member
“Nothing can trump this feeling.” For 1st Lt. Robert Youssef, 30th Operations Support Squadron assistant flight commander, the morning of May 26 was just another day at Vandenberg. Youssef was assisting during a dry run of a recent ground-based interceptor test launch. The pre-launch operations were running as planned when suddenly he heard some
0 6/16
2017
Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, commander, Air Force Space Command, presents Col. J. Christopher Moss, 30th Space Wing commander, with a certificate of appreciation during Moss’ retirement ceremony, June 2, 2017, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Moss served 26 years in the Air Force, including his last two as commander of the 30th SW. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Robert J. Volio/Released) 30th SW commander bids farewell to Vandenberg, Air Force
Within the confines of the 30th Space Wing Headquarters building lies a now vacant office. Standing outside is a man surveying his once professional abode. His office, once adorned with mementos garnered during his almost three decades of service, is now empty of such ornamentations. All that remain are a man and his memories, not only of his time
0 6/02
2017
Senior Airman Justin Wilmoth, 30th Security Forces Squadron response force leader, and Airman 1st Class Pietro Sproviero De Paoli, 30th SFS armory technician, hold their Air Force Academy and Preparatory School acceptance letters, May 17, 2017, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Since its inception in 1954, the United States Air Force Academy has been considered one of the nation's most prestigious and selective universities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyla Gifford/Released) Defenders set sights on Academy
Since its inception in 1954, the United States Air Force Academy has been considered one of the nation's most prestigious and selective universities. With an established reputation of high professional and academic standards, rigorous extracurricular requirements, and a devotion to leadership development -- its acceptance rate has been comparable
0 5/19
2017
Capt. Luke Davidiuk, 30th Medical Group clinical psychologist, meets with an Airman in his office, May 19, 2017, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Often thought of as a place to get mental health help when coping is no longer an option, the mental health flight promotes mental well-being by tackling small issues early before they get out of hand and even lead to adverse life and career affects. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ian Dudley/Released) Mental health: stopping problems before they start
Military life can take its toll on mental well-being, from stressful operations and extended shifts, to anxiety in the home and depression caused by sleep loss.  Often thought of as a place to get mental health help when coping is no longer an option, the mental health flight promotes mental well-being by tackling small issues early before they get
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