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Default Air Force Logo Base considers disassembling historical launch complex
Vandenberg is currently undergoing the planning stages of removing and disassembling pieces from one of its historical launch pads, Space Launch Complex-5. The reason behind modifying the vacant complex came about when Vandenberg began receiving numerous requests from different agencies, programs and personnel around the globe for unused SLC-5
0 4/20
2009
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Staff Sgt. Joshua Morse, a 30th Civil Engineer Squadron dormitory manager, checks the locks at the Airmen’s dormitories here to prevent property crime. It is mandatory for all Airmen living in the dormitories to lock up and secure their belongings every time they leave the dormitory. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Steve Bauer) Be proactive, prevent property crime
Crime is not limited to highly urbanized cities; it occurs everywhere from the rural countryside to suburban neighborhoods to even Vandenberg Air Force Base. Statistics show that violent crime is decreasing on Vandenberg, whereas the property crime numbers are increasing. "Living on an Air Force base doesn't necessarily mean that theft won't
0 4/16
2009
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Tech. Sgt. Michael Roberts, a sensor management analyst from the 614th Air and Space Operations Center, verifies the accuracy of a radar tracking station's observations of several man-made objects floating in space March 4 here. The purpose of Joint Space Operations Center is to provide a focal point for the operational employment of worldwide joint space forces, and enable the commander of Joint Functional Component Command for Space to integrate space power into global military operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Vanessa Valentine) Joint Space Operations Center: DOD’s eye in the sky supporting the troops on the ground
For the troops on the ground in hot zones all around the world, there are many items they rely on that are vital in their day-to-day operations: their weapons, their wingmen, their body armor ... their space assets? The DOD's space assets are often overlooked as key items in the daily operations of the commander on the ground in operational areas
0 4/15
2009
Default Air Force Logo Volunteer works to support Vandenberg's Jewish community
Currently the Jewish community is participating in the Jewish Passover and nobody knows that more than Master Sgt. Teri Brady, the Jewish lay leader for Vandenberg. Sergeant Brady is not only a volunteer for the Jewish community she is also the NCO-in-charge of the 148th Space Operations Squadron command support staff at the Vandenberg Tracking
0 4/10
2009
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- 1st Sgt. Angela Fernandez from 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron, counsels an LRS airman April 3 at the LRS command building. A first sergeant spends time building a positive relationship with Airmen in order to help keep Airmen focused on the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee) Vandenberg shirt keeps LRS working toward excellence
Standing in front of an Air Force first sergeant, or shirt, might not be the highlight of an Airman's career, however, what some might not understand is that it's not always easy for the first sergeant. Nobody knows that better than Master Sgt. Angela Fernandez, the 30th Logistic Readiness Squadrons first sergeant. "My job is people," Sergeant
0 4/10
2009
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Jared Coen, a first-grade student at Crestview Elementary School, takes the lead as his classmates count along with him the numbers ranging one to 100 before the beginning of the class day here April 9. Jared is involved in the local community, excelling in school and innovating new ways to recycle in his household. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Steve Bauer) Military child leads by example
With a grin extending ear-to-ear in delight and a slight skip to his step, one of Vandenberg's own maneuvers his way through the corridors of the Youth Center here. This is the scene of a typical day for Jared Coen, a student at Crestview Elementary School here, when he is greeted by his father, Master Sgt. Scott Coen, a 381st Training Group
0 4/09
2009
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Patriot Voices sing the National Anthem during a 30th Space Communications promotion ceremony at Bldg 12000 Feb. 27. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)
Patriot Voices: Vandenberg's soul
Aboard a British vessel, Francis Scott Key's attention was fixated on an American flag awakened by September's morning air in 1814. Inspired by the flag, still flying over Fort McHenry after a night of British bombardment, Mr. Key decided to write a poem about its resilience. More than 100 years later the poem became the National Anthem of the
0 3/13
2009
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Capt. Noah Rich, 30th Weather Squadron wing weather officer, and Maj. Jonathan Mason, 30th WS assistant director of operations, both members of the Vandenberg Triathlon Club, train on their road bikes after work Feb. 18 here. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Steve Bauer) Triathlon club welcomes new members
Sometimes just an idea can trickle enough to cause a ripple effect amongst the like-hearted. Two years ago, Maj. Jonathan Mason, 30th Weather Squadron assistant director of operations, had such an idea. The Major arrived at Vandenberg before the base had kicked off its last organized triathlon in 2007. The Major was no novice in the triathlon
0 2/18
2009
Default Air Force Logo Airman goes 'above and beyond' for others
Airmen strive to meet the core values of the Air Force. There are some Airmen however that naturally meet and go beyond the core values of integrity, excellence and service in their own lives. One such Airman, Senior Airman Talbert Knepshield, a vehicle operator from the 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron, exemplifies the meaning of going beyond the
0 2/10
2009
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Maj. Joe Iungerman, Navy Cmdr. Stephen Higuera and Marine Maj. Brian Anderson, from the Joint Functional Component Command for Space,cleanup trash Feb. 5 along Surf Beach. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Steve Bauer) Fit-to-fight servicemembers clean-up Surf Beach
Six members from the Joint Functional Component Command for Space picked up trash along the shoreline of Surf Beach Feb. 5 followed by a physical training session held on the beach. The servicemembers who contributed in the cleanup were Maj. Joe Iungerman, Capt. Scott Drylie, Tech. Sgt. Darwin Korson, Navy Cmdr. Angela Brady, Navy Cmdr. Stephen
0 2/10
2009
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