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Danielle Mastalir poses for a portrait May 3, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. As a part of Mental Health Awareness Month, Mastalir shared her story of her mental health challenges and tools that helped her overcome them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hanah Abercrombie)
Airman Basic Julia Hitter, 30th Space Wing Command Post junior emergency actions controller, goes through a shift changeover checklist May 18, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the 30th SW Command Post has taken on the responsibility of creating daily situation reports for the U.S. Air Force and Space Force that detail the status of Vandenberg AFB and the response the base is taking towards COVID-19, on top of their every-day workload. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hanah Abercrombie)
Airman First Class Nicholas Huonder, 30th Medical Group medical logistics technician, sprays hand sanitizer onto the hands of Gen. Jay Raymond, U.S. Space Force Chief of Space Operations and U.S. Space Command commander, May 7, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Huonder sprayed hand sanitizer on Raymond’s hands to showcase the quality of the product during the tour of the 30th MDG where Raymond was briefed on the ongoing efforts put forth in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Aubree Owens)
Maj. Michael Barlow, 614th Combat Training Squadron director of operations, poses for a portrait May 4, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. As a part of Mental Health Awareness Month, Barlow shared his personal journey with mental health during his Air Force career. Barlow hopes to inspire those who have not yet sought help as he shares his courage with the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Aubree Owens)
Three Delta IV Heavy boosters, which were extracted from a United Launch Alliance barge known as the RocketShip, are placed in a Horizontal Integration Facility, May 4, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. A HIF is a building within which the stages of a multistage rocket are brought together before the assembled stack is rolled out to the launch pad or space launch complex and raised into a vertical position for final integration and launch. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Aubree Owens)
After one year of development and use, the 30th Space Wing has integrated new and valuable modules on their page within the AF Connect mobile application to provide the most up-to-date base information amid COVID-19. The AF Connect app is a mobile-friendly product where users can access an array of base information. The 30th SW page was originally launched on Feb. 1, 2019. “Taking care of our people has been our number priority during COVID-19,” said Col. Anthony Mastalir, 30th SW commander. “In order to do that, we must be able to rapidly communicate with Team V, as well as make it simple for everyone to find information. I challenged my team to redefine and revamp our current use of the AF Connect app in order to increase our communication efficiency.”
Members of the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron count cots April 22, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron and the 30th CES loaded cots and tents to support the Federal Correctional Institution Lompoc. The supplies were requested by the FCI Lompoc to enable their staff to increase inmate physical separation during COVID-19. The loan of equipment aimed to boost interagency partnerships. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brittany E. N. Murphy)
Staff Sgt. Cody Emery and Airman 1st Class Jordan Cleveland, 30th Healthcare Operations Squadron laboratory technicians, conduct microscope training, April 20, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, also known as Lab Week, is observed annually to promote awareness and show appreciation to medical laboratory professionals and pathologists for the work they do to assist patients. This year’s Lab Week theme for the 30th Healthcare Operations Squadron Laboratory was ‘The Silent Warriors behind COVID.’ Vandenberg AFB was the first base in the United States Space Force and the second outpatient clinic in the Department of Defense to go-live with COVID-19 testing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brittany E. N. Murphy)
Airmen arriving from Basic Military Training are greeted by Chief Master Sgt. Darryl Hogan, 30th Space Wing command chief, April 17, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. In order to safely route members from BMT during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Airmen were flown on a C-17 to the flightline at Vandenberg AFB, and later bussed to their technical school locations. Each Airmen went through a 14-day quarantine process at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, prior to flying on the C-17. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Aubree Owens)
The hatch opens on a United Launch Alliance barge, known as the RocketShip, revealing Delta IV Heavy boosters April 5, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The barge docked at Vandenberg AFB to offload Delta IV Heavy boosters for an upcoming launch scheduled to occur later this year. The barge operation is a vital first step to executing the mission of assured access to space. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Aubree Owens)

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