The 30th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department innovated new ways for their first responders to serve our populace along the coast and in the water. According to Alani Coleman, 30th CES fire fighter and water rescue teammate, at any time Vandenberg beaches can have anywhere from 150 to 200 people. With 14 years’ experience here, Coleman has earned his share of learning opportunities that along with others have created a better program.
Lt. Col. Ian Holt, 614th Air Operation Center current ops branch chief and Staff Sgt. Jahmal Lawson, 30th Security Forces Squadron mobility equipment custodian, pose for a photo Nov. 27, 2019 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Holt and Lawson participated in the 2019 Military World Games Oct. 18–27, 2019 in Wuhan, China; Holt participated in the cycling division and Lawson participated on the U.S. basketball team. Both Airmen represented Vandenberg and the nation at the international event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)
Maj. Gen. Stephen N. Whiting, former Combined Force Space Component Command and 14th Air Force commander, receives applause after speaking during the CFSCC and 14th AF change of command ceremony Nov. 20, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. During the ceremony, Whiting gave his final remarks as commander of the CFSCC and 14th Air Force, and thanked coalition and U.S. service members for their efforts to defend allied and partner nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)
Airman 1st Class Mark Macias, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron heavy equipment operator or ‘Dirt Boy’, sits after working a full day Nov. 5, 2019, at March Air Reserve Base, Calif. ‘Dirt Boyz’ are known for their unrelenting focus to support the mission, regardless of the dirt, dust, grease, soot, concrete or asphalt they may add to their uniform. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Clayton Wear)
Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band perform as part of a military appreciation concert, Nov. 8, 2019 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The Lt. Dan Band is an American cover band originally formed in Chicago in 2004, founded by Gary Sinise and Kimo Williams to perform at United Service Organizations shows, entertain service members, and raise money for disabled veterans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)
Members from 30th Space Wing visit different sections of the base Nov. 4, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The purpose of the tour was for 30th Security Forces Squadron to show base leadership specific assets, historical sites and remote areas on base. These areas included historical landmarks, such as Chumash paintings, buildings from early 1900’s, and a shelter that families would use during launches. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)
Master Sgt. Mike Iaukea, 14th Air Force Combined Force Space Component Command special missions division manager, enjoys an afternoon of fly fishing Oct. 24, 2019, near Wall beach at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Iaukea takes advantage of the coastline a few times a week to fish to unwind from his day-to-day life, which helps maintain his comprehensive health. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

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