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  • Italian Space Agency president visits VAFB

    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.
  • 2nd SLS reactivated following squadron merger

    As of Aug. 15, 2019, the 2nd Space Launch Squadron officially activated, following the inactivation of the 1st Air and Space Test Squadron and the 4th Space Launch Squadron at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
  • Exercise Exercise Exercise: Readiness

    Base members participated in an active shooter exercise Aug. 7, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The base-wide exercise tested the readiness and emergency response techniques of Airmen, preparing them for real-world situations.
  • E-SCAPE-ING the average workday

    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, don SCAPE suits to perform duties near rocket fuel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Clayton Wear.)
  • Princess for the day cultivates connectedness

    When Staff Sgt. Erica Darcy, 614th Air Operation Center intelligence analyst, takes off her uniform for the day, she doesn’t just put on civilian clothes, she puts on a costume and transforms into someone new. For Darcy, it’s more than just dressing up in a costume, it’s a way for her to give back to her community.
  • Motorcycle Safety Program partners with local training agencies

    Through partnerships with local training agencies, Vandenberg AFB’s motorcycle safety program helps maintain military readiness by ensuring Airman are taught necessary lifesaving skills for riding on the open road.
  • 30th MDG squadron commander recieves bronze star

    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)
  • Col. Mastalir assumes command of 30th SW

    Col. Anthony J. Mastalir assumed command of the 30th Space Wing during a change of command ceremony July 12, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Maj. Gen. Stephen N. Whiting, 14th Air Force commander and Joint Force Space Component Command deputy commander, presided over the ceremony, which transferred command from Col. Michael S. Hough to Mastalir.
  • Vice President Pence visits VAFB

    Vice President Mike Pence and Mrs. Karen Pence met with base leadership, Airmen and their families during a visit July 10, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
  • Col. Hough, 30th Space Wing commander Farewell

    Prior to the 30th Space Wing change of command ceremony, scheduled for July 12, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Hough reflects on the past 2 years. Serving as the base commander since July 2017, Hough oversaw countless changes and improvements across the installation. With the help of more than 2,500 people throughout 15 squadrons that he commands, 25 space assets were launched from Vandenberg AFB, accomplishing the 30th Space Wing mission as well as contributing towards the nation’s space superiority.
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