Giorgio Saccoccia, president of the Italian Space Agency, and Brig. Gen. Roberto Vittori, Space Attaché Italian Embassy to the United States, visited the Combined Space Operations Center Aug. 15, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. During their visit, Saccoccia and Vittori toured Space Launch Complex 4 and received mission briefings from the CSpOC, 18th Space Control Squadron and the Multinational Space Collaboration office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Clayton Wear)
Staff Sgt. Cinthia Swartzlander, 30th Security Forces Squadron patrolman, provides emergency aid to a simulated victim during an active shooter exercise Aug. 7, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Since readiness is a key component within the military, exercises are conducted to prepare members on how to effectively and efficiently respond to a real-world crisis. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brittany E. N. Murphy)
Staff Sgt. Shane Stilson, 4th Space Launch Squadron mission assurance technician, stands in a Self-Contained Atmospheric Protective Ensemble suit at Space Launch Complex 6 Aug. 3, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Airmen of the 4th SLS enable assured access to space year round and in doing so they don SCAPE suits to perform duties near rocket fuel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Clayton Wear.)
Staff Sgt. Erica Darcy, 614th Air Operation Center intelligence analyst, welcomes a child during a children’s book reading at a local library June 24, 2019, in Vandenberg Village, Calif. Darcy dresses as a princess during volunteer events in the local community to support events that raise awareness within the community. (U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)
Have you had the pleasure of meeting our new Command Chief, CMSgt Daryl "DJ" Hogan? Be on the lookout around base for his smiling face, as well as online with his new Command Chief's Chat. Welcome to Team V, Chief Hogan!
Scott Bailey, 30th Space Wing historian, is operating in an interesting time at Vandenberg Air Force Base. As the Air Force pursues one of its core missions to Maintain Air & Space Superiority, Vandenberg’s Western Range and space launch operations are at the forefront of change in the pursuit of cost-effective modernization in the space domain.
Colonel Michael Hough, former 30th Space Wing commander, presented Lt. Col. Joseph Indomenico, 30th Medical Support Squadron commander, a bronze star July 10, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Indomenico received the bronze star for his actions at 455th Expeditionary MDG, Baghram Air Base from October 2018 to June 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Clayton Wear)
Maj. Gen. Stephen N. Whiting, 14th Air Force commander and Joint Force Space Component Command deputy commander, presents the 30th Space Wing guidon to the incoming 30th SW commander, Col. Anthony J. Mastalir, during a change of command ceremony July 12, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. As the new commander of the 30th SW, Mastalir will be in charge of operations for the Western Range, assuring continued access to space. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brittany E. N. Murphy)
Vice President Michael R. Pence hosts an all-call in the Combined Space Operations Center July 10, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Pence received briefings on the evolution of launch operations at the Western Range and CSpOC operations. He also thanked the service members as well as touched on the importance of Vandenberg’s role in protecting space as a warfighting domain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)
Team Vandenberg now has a new, mobile-friendly way to find important base information. Unit personnel can access 30th Space Wing information within the USAF Connect mobile app. Simply install USAF Connect from the Apple iTunes App Store or Google Play, then select 30th Space Wing as one of your favorites to get started.

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