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Default Air Force Logo TRG makes strides in energy conservation
Saving the world starts with just one step. The U.S. government took one step toward increased protection of the environment and the economy in the form of energy conservation legislation. Another step was taken by the 30th Space Wing when leadership created an Energy Management Plan. Now the 381st Training Group here is continuing the charge by
0 3/31
2008
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., --  2nd Lt. Michael Tuchscherer, a student at the 392nd Training Squadron warms up before starting his power lifting work out at the base gym on Mar. 3. Tuchscherer took first place in the Quest American Invitational Arnold Classic Power Lifting Competition this past weekend in his weight of 275 lbs. (U.S. Air Force photo / SrA Christopher Hubenthal)
Missile student breaks multiple weightlifting records
He rose above all competition. More specifically, Michael Tuchscherer lifted more weight above all competition. At 22 years old, the second lieutenant recently shattered five American powerlifting records at the USAPL Quest American Invitational in Ohio on March 1. Athletes lift weights in three categories, the maximum weight for each category is
0 3/25
2008
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. --  The STS-123 Endeavour Space Shuttle takes off at the Kennedy Space Center on March 11. The shuttle is traveling with a payload designed in part by Vandenberg's own 1st Lt. Anna Gunn-Golkin, a 1st Air and Space Test Squadron launch mission manager. (Courtesy photo) ASTS lieutenant has special tie to Endeavour mission
The crew of the recent STS-123 Endeavour Space Shuttle was traveling with a unique payload that was designed in part by a lieutenant here. First Lt. Anna Gunn-Golkin, a 1st Air and Space Test Squadron Launch Mission Manager, was part of a nine-person team that designed, built and tested the Rigidizable Inflatable Get-Away-Special Experiment (RIGEX)
0 3/25
2008
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Cedric Morris, a utilities systems specialist with the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, uses a pipe cutter on Jan. 31. Pipe cutters are often a faster and more convenient way of cutting pipe than using a hacksaw because they produce a clean cut. The 30th CES mission is to take care of each other while delivering superior Civil Engineering services to their customers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas)

Civil Engineer Ops flight keeps water flowing
Water is a resource that Airmen can't live without. Have you ever wondered where it comes from?To find the answer, look no further than Vandenberg's own Civil Engineer operations flight.The flight, which has over 350 personnel, is responsible for maintaining the base's most important resources."We are tasked with maintaining base property
0 3/18
2008
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Tech. Sgt. Jacqueline Williams, the 30th Medical Operations Squadron dental lab NCO in charge, reconstructs a tooth model for a patient at the dental lab Mar 13. Dental technicians must use a combination of technical knowledge and artistic skill to create durable crowns and prosthesis. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ashley Hawkins) Dental lab: Readiness with a smile
People are lined up at tables in a brightly lit room, creating miniature pieces of art - porcelain that must be shaped, polished and colored just right, molds that have to be perfectly cast. Their customers hope for perfection, and these Airmen expect nothing less from themselves. This is the scene in the dental lab as the technicians of the 30th
0 3/18
2008
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Senior Airman Jillian Voyles, an area control officer with the 2nd Range Operations Squadron here, tracks a contact in the water exclusion area during a simulated launch March 10. Airman Voyles is part of the 30th Operations Group Guardian Challenge team. The team will compete in Guardian Challenge March 24-26. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas)


30th OG prepares to win Guardian Challenge
(Editor's note: This is the second of a four-part series on Guardian Challenge.) As Guardian Challenge prepares for lift-off, the 30th Operations Group here has already launched its intensive training regimen. Sitting through classroom instruction, poring over regulations, running through hour-long proficiency trainer sessions - the five-person
0 3/11
2008
AAFES AAFES goes ‘green’ with energy saving initiatives
The Department of Defense's oldest and largest retailer, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, is embarking on a variety of energy-saving initiatives to reduce its impact on the environment.From vending machines to gas station canopies, AAFES is implementing "green" initiatives at exchange facilities on Army and Air Force installations across the
0 3/10
2008
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Capt. Jeremy Weiss, a 1st Air Space Test Squadron launch mission manager, operates a console and performs a pre-launch checklists during the FTG-03 launch attempt on May 25. Members of the 1st ASTS follow along in the countdown checklist as the launch conductor reads the count over the net. ( U.S Air Force Photo ) 1st ASTS leads way into spacelift
Vandenberg Air Force Base may very well be redefining the concept of space lift in the years to come. Part of that is due to the work is done by the 1st Air and Space Test Squadron.1st ASTS is like none other, literally. The squadron prides itself in being the only unit in the Air Force that carries out its space mission, launching a variety of
0 3/04
2008
Guardian Challenge 2008 Vandenberg steps up to the ‘Challenge’
As the moon and stars move silently over Vandenberg, a Delta II rocket stands ready to launch, a rogue train enters the base, security forces find an unconscious Airman in the woods and an intruder enters the control center. Is it another action-packed Tom Clancy novel? No, it's just a few possible scenarios in the upcoming Guardian Challenge here,
0 3/03
2008
VANDENBERG AFB, Calif. --  A sugary snack or beverage may feed an appetite, but a healthy diet will result in a healthier heart. A high-fat, bad cholesterol diet can increase the risk of coronary disease. (Photo/Staff Sgt. Jamie Lessard) Eating for a healthy heart
For some people, being "Fit to Fight" means being able to run a couple of miles after doing push-ups and sit-ups. However, one muscle everyone needs to remember can't be viewed in the mirror - it's the heart. "Weight loss is most people's goal - that's what they see," said Tina Levins, a fitness program coordinator at the Health and Wellness Center
0 3/03
2008
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