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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Students explain the characteristics of jellyfish to visitors on Feb. 20. Cabrillio High School presented the local community with a look at the underwater habitats surrounding the Central Coast and the Channel Islands. The exhibits, which were part of a student-ran aquarium, are used to teach hundreds of elementary school students of the different ecosystems living around them. Nine of the students in the class are military dependents from Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas) Vandenberg dependents help educate community on marine life
Nine Vandenberg dependents went above and beyond to support the Cabrillo High School Aquariums production of the Jason Project Feb. 20.The student-ran Aquarium presents the Jason Project to elementary school students and the local community every year.The Jason Project began by Dr. Bob Ballard to encourage and educate children on scientific
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2008
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Senior Airman Trey Lewis, a photographer with 30th Space Wing Public Affairs office, compares the life he led to the one he lives now. Airman Lewis lived life in the fast lane until May 2005 when he was arrested for driving under the influence in San Luis Obispo, Calif. However, Airman Lewis has used his mistake to show others the negative consequences of risky living and has devoted his life to helping others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew Satran) Life after a DUI: A Vandenberg Airman's struggle to overcome alcohol addiction
Part Two: Turn the Page Editor's Note: This is part two of a three-part series about the success of a Vandenberg Airman's longtime battle with alcohol and his life changing experience after receiving a Driving Under the Influence charge. Part one covered the Airman's history of alcohol abuse and how that led him to the situation below. By the time
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2008
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Senior Airman Trey Lewis, a photographer with 30th Space Wing Public Affairs Office, revisits the events leading up to his Driving Under the Influence charge. Airman Lewis lived a life of partying and was arrested for a DUI charge in May 2005 in San Luis Obispo, Calif. However, Airman Lewis has used his experience as a turning point in his life. He has devoted his new life to helping others. ( U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Russell McBride) Life after a DUI: A Vandenberg Airman's struggle to overcome alcohol addiction
Editor's Note: This is part one of a three-part series about the success of a Vandenberg Airman's longtime battle with alcohol and his life changing experience after receiving a Driving Under the Influence charge. Airmen around the Air Force are bombarded with briefings, counseling sessions, safety reminders and commander's calls covering the topic
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2008
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Tech Sgt. Fredrick Garcia (right), a 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron dispatch operations NCOIC stands with Tech Sgt. Raul Molina, a 30th LRS dispatch support NCOIC, during  a deployment to Iraq. Sergeant Garcia received a bronze star for his leadership as convoy commander in Iraq where he and his team drove a combined distance of 578,000 miles.(Air Force Photo) 30th LRS Airman receives Bronze Star
Tech. Sergeant Frederick Garcia received a bronze star for his leadership as convoy commander in Iraq where he and his team drove a combined distance of 578,000 miles. That's the distance to the moon and back, and halfway around the Earth.Sergeant Garcia deployed to the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing's 424th Medium Truck Detachment for nearly half a
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2008
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Scott Bly, 30 Civil Engineering Squadron, poses with regular light bulbs and Light Emitting Diode lights during the testing of several lights on Oct. 23. The test was conducted to determine which street light works better to save millions of dollars in energy cost base wide.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ashley Tyler) Bright idea may save base $400k+ per year
The ideas of one Airman and a civilian in the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron have brought new light to the subject of energy savings at Vandenberg.They have discovered a new way to provide illumination to Vandenberg streets, parking lots and facilities, using light emitting diode, or LED, lamps.LEDs use less electricity than high pressure sodium
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2007
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Richard Thackston visits the P-40 display here on Nov. 30.  Mr. Thackton was a B-17 Flying Fortress pilot in World War II, and flew more than 30 missions over Europe.  During his visit to Vandenberg, he received a U.S. presidential letter of appreciation.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ashley Reed) Airmen today stand on giants' shoulders: World War II veteran visits Vandenberg
At 17 years old, Richard Thackston started his training as a pilot of a B-17 Flying Fortress on the verge of the American entrance into World War II. "A lot of us told them we were 18 so we could get in," he said. Eager to serve his country, while at the same time fulfill his dream to be a pilot, Mr. Thackston enlisted in the Army Air Corps in
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Bob Dickson: High demand, low density
High demand, low density is how some military professionals describe the operational demands on critical assets like aircraft.Maj. Mark DelVecchio, the 30th Operations Support Squadron Director of Operations, thinks that Bob Dickson is its critical asset."Bob Dickson is a high demand, low density person. Everyone wants to utilize him in some way,"
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2007
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Several playground areas like this one outside a house in the former Vandenberg East housing area were donated to the Lompoc Unified School District. The school district paid to have contractors remove the playground equipment and install it at area schools. (U.S. Air Force/courtesy photo) Army Corps of Engineers demolishes Vandenberg houses
They stood for nearly 50 years outside the gates of Vandenberg. Now - through a contract with the Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District - 259 of 663 houses are now gone.The homes in East Housing of Vandenberg have been demolished as part of a contract awarded to the Los Angeles District. The project for phases one through three was awarded
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2007
MANTA, Ecuador -- Local children receive fluoride treatments from Tech. Sgt. Jason Conely in August.  While Sergeant Conely's primary job is a radiology technician, he was often called to perform other tasks.  (U.S. Air Force/courtesy photo) MDG radiology tech aids 100k in Navy tour
In a whirlwind deployment, Tech. Sgt. Jason Conely saw on average one South or Central American country every 10 days. Well, he didn't exactly see each country."You get up when it's dark, and travel for one or two hours before sunrise, then you start seeing patients right away for 12 hours, and as soon as you're done you go back to the ship," he
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2007
Default Air Force Logo CE operations flight keeps base running
Water, light and electricity are all resources that Airmen take advantage of on a daily basis. The question that those Airmen seldom ask is where do the resources come from?To find the answer, look no further than Vandenberg's own 30th Civil Engineer Squadron operations flight.The flight, which has over 350 personnel, is responsible for maintaining
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2007
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