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Staff Sgt. Henry Edwards III, 30th Security Forces Squadron military working dog trainer and handler, updates a record board, April 29, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Detailed records are kept for each MWD to track health and behavior. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Yvonne Morales/Released) More than man's best friend
Vandenberg military working dogs and their handlers work around the clock to keep personnel and their property safe.From dusk to dawn handlers ensure the dogs are fed, exercised, trained, and ready for any mission."Typically handlers will come [to the kennel] first thing in the morning, feed all the dogs then take them out in the yard to do some
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2014
Staff Sgt. William Huster, 30th Security Forces Squadron noncommissioned officer in-charge of force protection and intelligence inspects a type of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, known as Raven-B/DDL, April 30, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. With an aim to enhance comprehensive base safety and security, the 30th Security Forces Squadron is bolstering its Small Unmanned Aircraft System program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shane Phipps/Released)

Eyes in the sky
With an aim to enhance comprehensive base safety and security, the 30th Security Forces Squadron is bolstering its Small Unmanned Aircraft System program.The model of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, known as Raven-B/DDL employed at Vandenberg, requires two security forces operators and is utilized for its ample reconnaissance capabilities."We have
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2014
Staff Sgt. Raymond Barkley, 30th Space Wing executive assistant to the command chief, works at his desk, April 30, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. As the executive assistant to the command chief, Barkley is responsible for a wide variety of tasks, all ensuring maximum efficiency for wing leadership. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shane Phipps/Released)


Executive position provides key leadership support
In addition to more than 130 standard career fields, the Air Force is comprised of many unique, temporary duty positions.One such opportunity is a year-long commitment that plays an essential and direct supporting role to wing-level leadership."There's never a standard day in the front office," said Staff Sgt. Raymond Barkley, 30th Space Wing
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2014
Staff Sgt. Jayme Baucham, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of mission engineering, returns work-out equipment to Sandra Marquez, 30th Force Support Squadron fitness programs coordinator, at the base fitness center April 28,2014, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Vandenberg fitness center employees pride themselves in providing quality support and customer service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Yvonne Morales/ Released) Fitness center staff promotes fitness one Airman at a time
Vandenberg fitness center employees pride themselves in ensuring military members' fitness success and supporting the overall mission.Seven days a week the staff opens up the facility and makes sure equipment is safe, clean, and ready to use. From the early risers to the late night gym goers, the staff strives to make everyone's experience
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2014
Senior Airman Scott Clark, 30th Comptroller Squadron lead defense travel administrator, and his base Honor Guard teammates practice ceremonial techniques, April 16, 2014, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. For decades base Honor Guards have represented all Airmen to the American public and the world by showcasing their skills at various functions, from funerals to retirement ceremonies. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Shane Phipps) Base Honor Guard embodies dignity, respect
For decades base Honor Guards have represented all Airmen to the American public and the world by showcasing their skills at various functions, from funerals to retirement ceremonies.With a desire to enhance the mission, set the standards, perfect the image and defend the legacy, members of the VAFB Honor Guard aim to exemplify the words integrity
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2014
Airman 1st Class Jasmin Lopez, 30th Space Communications Squadron cyber system operator, is a full-time Airman and part-time student. Lopez is currently taking “Economics for Decision Making” class to work towards her master’s degree. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Veronique Henry) Airman Highlight: Vandenberg Airman begins graduate school
Airman 1st Class Jasmin Lopez is a cyber system operator for the 30th Space Communications Squadron. Lopez is a full-time Airman and part-time student. She is currently taking "Economics for Decision Making" class to work towards her master's degree.Q: Why do you think seeking higher education is important in the military?A: I believe higher
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2014
Custodial workers with the 30th Force Support Squadron Lodging pose for a photo April 9, 2014, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The housekeeping team has earned 95 to 100 percent guest satisfaction from comment cards and online surveys. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Yvonne Morales) Vandenberg lodging provides comfort to the mission
Housekeepers employed with the recently renovated lodging office have aimed for decades to make a visitor's stay as comfortable and refreshing as possible. Base personnel may not know that the housekeepers often work late hours to create a welcoming experience for guests. With 226 units and 57,664 guests per year, this is not an easy task."It takes
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2014
Judy Mitchell, 30th Force Support Squadron Child Development Center lead cook, prepares a meal, April 9, 2014, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Mitchell has been dedicated to the welfare of children for more than 30 years – and wouldn’t have it any other way. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Shane Phipps) Kitchen staff keeps CDC children happy, healthy
On any given day, the VAFB Child Development Center is charged with caring for more than 100 children ranging in age from infants to five-year-olds.Within this organization, a small group of individuals makes it their mission to provide these youths with healthy and nutritious sustenance."We come in at six thirty, and the first thing we do is
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2014
(From left) Staff Sgt. Jarrett Pablo, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron airmen dormitory leader, Master Sgt. William Proctor, 30th CES unaccompanied housing superintendent, and Staff Sgt. Lance Russell, 30th CES airmen dormitory leader, pose for a group photo April 9, 2014, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.  The ADLs strive to provide a modern, functional, well-maintained and comfortable home, as well as promote pride, professionalism and personal dignity. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Yvonne Morales) Airmen Dorm Leaders take pride in quality service
Team V's Airmen Dormitory Leaders are highly motivated personnel dedicated to ensuring that Airmen receive quality service, guidance, advice, and mentoring to help them succeed. "This is a very personal, rewarding job," said Staff Sgt. Jarrett Pablo, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron dormitory leader. "Knowing that we are impacting other Airmen's lives
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2014
Larry Hill, 30th Space Wing Public Affairs chief of community relations, explains Vandenberg's mission during a public tour at Space Launch Complex-6, April 11, 2012, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Although VAFB’s current rapport with the local communities is strong, preserving resilient connections and understandings is essential. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran) Community Relations educates public on Vandenberg’s mission
This is part four of a four part series on jobs critical to supporting launch operations.Helping achieve successful, polar-orbital launches is a responsibility entrusted not only to launch operators, but a variety of supporting organizations as well.One such section is community relations within the 30th Space Wing Public Affairs office."It is
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