Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, is headquarters for the 30th Space Wing. The 30th manages Department of Defense space and missile testing, and placing satellites into polar orbit from the West Coast, using expendable boosters (Delta II, Pegasus, Taurus, Minotaur, Atlas V and Delta IV). Wing personnel also support the Service's Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Force Development Evaluation program.
The 30th Space Wing manages Department of Defense space and missile testing, and placing satellites into polar orbit from the West Coast, using expendable boosters. Wing personnel also support Minuteman III and Peacekeeper Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Force Development Evaluation programs.
The 30th Operations Group commands and controls the Western Range and directs range resources in support of space launches, missile test launches and aeronautical and space surveillance operations. Read the full Ops Group fact sheet.
The 30th Mission Support Group provides security, law enforcement, disaster response, civil engineer, base services, mission support, morale services, contracting, and logistical support. Read the full MSG fact sheet.