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graphic Vandenberg Defender serves outside of her uniform
 As many military members know, the sense of camaraderie spans much further than to those who wear the uniform. The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors lends community to grieving children, siblings, spouses, and family members who have lost a beloved military member.Senior Airman Maria Ibarra, 30th Security Forces Squadron response force
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2018
N/A Unexpected deployment checks Airman’s bucket list
It was a pretty typical day for Airman 1st Class Nicholas Biekert, 30th Space Communications Squadron client systems technician. He was at the gym playing basketball, when he received a call from his supervisor, Tech. Sgt. Adam Roush, NCO in charge of client systems, asking him to stop by his office. For Biekert, the phone call was likely to
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Resiliency through words
Retired Chief Master Sergeant, Roy Lapioli, 30th Force Support Squadron base civilian training manager, joined the Air Force in 1983 as a heavy equipment operator. Lapioli came into the Air Force with a determination to succeed, and also a deeply rooted stuttering problem.“I had been to speech therapy all my life,” said Lapioli. “The specialists
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2017
Cops vs. Youth Basketball Event 30th SFS Defenders hope hoops lead to mentorship
On Friday, Nov. 3, the sound of squeaking sneakers and bouncing basketballs emanated from the Lompoc Boys and Girls Club gymnasium. The cause – a series of pickup basketball games between 30th Security Forces Squadron Defenders and the Boys and Girls Club youth members.Helping orchestrate this event was Staff Sgt. Cort Romo, 30th Security Forces
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2017
14th 14th Air Force celebrates ACCC launch
14th Air Force members and personnel gathered for a symbolic ribbon cutting to showcase the new Air Force Communications Control Center here, Oct. 20th, 2017, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.Now that the ACCC is active, it provides vital service to Defensive Cyber Operations and Air Force Network operations.“The ACCC serves as a focal-point for
0 10/23
2017
N/A Team V leader nominated for Sijan award
Great leadership resides at the heart of any organization. A great leader is selfless in his or her managerial approach. A great leader knows their subordinate’s personal and professional goals as if they were their own. A great leader is available for guidance or mentorship at a moment’s notice. One thing a great leader can’t provide is success,
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Enhancing the range one assessment at a time
The 17th Test Squadron Detachment 4 is a tenant unit stationed at Vandenberg and is responsible for testing all major equipment changes on both the Eastern and Western Launch Ranges, or as they are better known, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Vandenberg AFB. The 17 TS Det. 4 focuses on enhancing AFSPC's space-lift and ballistic missile test
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2017
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
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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
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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
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2017
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