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Courtesy photo Be safe this motorcycle season
California offers arguably some of the best motorcycle riding available, partly due to the geographic variety that the state offers, and partly because of the mild weather. Riding, for many, is a form of freedom that can only be attained on the open road. The numerous risks associated with riding can be greatly mitigated with some strategy and
0 4/21
2017
Master Sgt. Linda DeMuro, 30th Operations Support Squadron airfield manager, sits in her office, surrounded by her PEZ collection, April 3, 2017, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. DeMuro, an avid PEZ collector, has been collecting PEZ memorabilia for two decades now and proudly displays the extensive collection around her office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ian Dudley/Released) Make PEZ great again
Some people collect stamps, and some collect comic books, but despite the diversity of the collector’s chosen object, they generally have one thing in common – showing off their respective collections. Master Sgt. Linda DeMuro, 30th Operations Support Squadron airfield manager, is one such collector, and her chosen object, PEZ memorabilia.  The
0 4/11
2017
Maj. Ian Holt, 614th Air and Space Operations Center mission director, competes in a cycling event, July 5, 2015, Colorado Springs, Colorado. After carefully reviewing submissions from athletic Airmen across Vandenberg, the 30th Force Support Squadron fitness center staff announced Holt, and 1st Lt. Aly Gleason, 2nd Range Operations Squadron range control officer instructor, as the male and female athletes of the year respectively, in mid-January. (Courtesy photo by Julie Holt/Released) Team V officers achieve elite athletic success
Two Vandenberg officers were recently recognized for exemplary achievement in athletics, and were named the base’s athletes of the year. After carefully reviewing submissions from athletic Airmen across Vandenberg, the 30th Force Support Squadron fitness center staff announced Maj. Ian Holt, 614th Air and Space Operations Center mission director,
0 3/10
2017
Andrea Murray, Lompoc High School senior and Sandra Grim, 30th Medical Operations Squadron physical evaluation board liaison officer and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America mentor, hang out at La Purisima Mission, Lompoc, Calif. Grim was recently recognized in January as the “Big of the Year” for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Barbara County. (courtesy photo by Len Wood/Released) Team V member recognized as ‘Big Sister’ of the year
Growing up, Sandra Grim, 30th Medical Operations Squadron physical evaluation board liaison officer, had many mentors who guided her through her childhood. She credited her teachers and neighbors for keeping her on the right path. In her attempt to “pay it forward,” she became a mentor with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America program. Grim was
0 2/23
2017
Harbor seals and elephant seals laze by the ocean on a south base beach, Jan. 26, 2017, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Vandenberg has recently become the host to an elephant seal rookery for the first time in several decades. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ian Dudley/Released) Elephant seals join team V
On the sandy shores of south Vandenberg, at the bottom of a rocky cliff, 18 Elephant seal pups lazed in the sun, scarcely two weeks old and already weighing roughly 100 lbs., they nestled close to their much larger mothers. The lounging beasts paid little heed to the harbor seals, who were also sunning themselves on the same remote beach, albeit
0 2/02
2017
Staff Sgt. Kaleb Mayfield, 30th Space Wing broadcast journalist, demonstrates some common ways people are distracted while driving, Jan. 19, 2017, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. With a higher tempo of accidents around VAFB in the last several weeks, and the excessive rainfall, being a safe and defensive driver is ever more prevalent. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ian Dudley/Released) Drive defensively, arrive alive
The ability to drive safely is often not about knowing how to handle one’s own vehicle, but being able to anticipate how other drivers will respond in a given situation.With a higher tempo of accidents around VAFB in the last several weeks, and the excessive rainfall, being a defensive driver is ever more prevalent. “In the last week there have
0 1/19
2017
Courtesy Graphic Victim Advocates: front-line against sexual assault
Sexual Assault Response Coordinators, and Victim Advocates are available at major DoD installations to assist victims and survivors of sexual assault. At Vandenberg, the Victim Advocates are volunteers from different units and serve as the front-line of defense for prevention and response. The Victim Advocate program is comprised of trained and
0 1/12
2017
Sue Voshell, 30th Force Support Squadron personal financial readiness manager, works at her desk, ready to assist Airmen with their financial needs, Jan. 5, 2017, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. With tax season approaching and annual raises hitting people’s bank accounts, it is important to have a plan in place for saving all that extra money or paying off debt. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ian Dudley/Released) AFRC helps Airmen set financial goals
At the start of a new year people often set goals for themselves, go to the gym more, eat less fast food, or save money. The Airman and Family Readiness Center, here, may not be able to help anyone work out more or eat less junk food, but when it comes to saving money, they are a veritable bank of information. With tax season approaching and annual
0 1/06
2017
John Isel, 30th Space Wing Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory quality assurance evaluator, adjusts a pressure gauge, Nov. 17, 2016, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The PMEL directly impacts mission success by ensuring continuity across the base for all measurement apparatus. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ian Dudley/Released) Measuring mission success one nanosecond at a time
In a small office, in a remote corner of Vandenberg, there is a laboratory devoted to metrology, or the science of measurement. The Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory contains temperature controlled rooms filled with bizarre looking apparatus designed to calibrate and fix everything from a pressure gauge to an atomic clock. The temperature
0 12/08
2016
The 30th Space Wing has been through a lot of changes in its quarter century, the overall launch tempo has slowed and the lease of the Space Launch Complexes to commercial entities has altered how the wing conducts business, but one of the constants has always been assured access to space. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Fiona Kilfoyle) 25 years, still going strong
During a period of massive restructuring across the Air Force, the 30th Space Wing was born 25 years ago, Nov. 19, 1991. The 30th Space Wing has been through a lot of changes in its quarter century, the overall launch tempo has slowed and the lease of the Space Launch Complexes to commercial entities has altered how the wing conducts business, but
0 10/28
2016
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