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  • 30th Medical Group upgrades biological diagnostic system

    The 30th Medical Group has advanced their testing capability for biological agents at Vandenberg Air Force Base with a new diagnostic system. The new capability lies with Vandenberg’s acquisition of the Next Generation Diagnostic System in August 2018. The NGDS will be phasing out the Joint Biological Agent Identification and Diagnostic System (JBAIDS), a previous system used by the military, and aims to provide faster, more powerful processing of unknown biological agents.
  • Equal Opportunity shadow program provides airman new perspective

    The ability to understand and appreciate the mission of Air Force Equal Opportunity is vital to the continued success of the Air Force and protecting our most excellent resource- Airmen.
  • Operation Kids Christmas

    Vandenberg hosts the 59th annual Operation Kids Christmas here, expecting 200 kids from nearby cities to partake in the planned games, crafts, lunch and Christmas gifts.
  • Secretary of Commerce, Space Leaders discuss Space Situational Awareness

    U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross met with service members from the 18th Space Control Squadron, 30th Space Wing, Combined Space Operations Center, Joint Force Space Component Command and U.S. Strategic Command to discuss Space Situational Awareness capabilities and space operations during a visit at Vandenberg AFB, Calif., Nov. 29-30, 2018. Secretary Ross also spoke with service members about the Department of Defense transitioning non-military aspects of Space Situational Awareness and space safety monitoring and responsibilities to the Department of Commerce.
  • Delta IV Heavy launch scheduled

    Team Vandenberg is scheduled to support the launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying a National Reconnaissance Office payload from Space Launch Complex-6 on Friday, Dec. 7, with a launch window opening at 8:19 p.m. PST.   Col. Bob Reeves, 30th Space Vice Wing commander, will be the space launch commander.  "Team V has put
  • Emergency Operations Center Keeps Vandenberg Safe

    Team Vandenberg supported the successful launch of Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex-4E here, Dec. 3, 2018 at 10:34 a.m. PST.Vandenberg, also known as Space Country, has a space mission. Instead of flyovers and airshows, Team V has missiles and rockets; giving base personnel a slightly
  • Native American Heritage Month

    In 1990, President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November as National Native American Heritage Month. It is a month to celebrate the diverse cultures, traditions, history and military service of Native Americans and reflect on their contribution throughout history. This year’s theme is sovereignty, trust and resilience.
  • Make 2019 enrollment choices today: Open Season underway

    TRICARE Open Season and Federal Benefits Open Season are underway. You now have until Dec. 10, 2018 to enroll in a new plan or change your enrollment between plans. The choice you make will take effect Jan. 1, 2019 and will remain in effect through all of 2019.
  • The 59th Operation Kids Christmas at Vandenberg could use your help!

    Team Vandenberg is scheduled to host the 59th annual Operation Kids Christmas at the Pacific Coast Club, Dec. 1, 2018 here.Outside of providing a safe range, following tradition, Vandenberg Airman also ensure that children from Lompoc, Santa Maria, and Santa Ynez get the Christmas they deserve.“Operation Big Brother was founded by Mike Petlansky in
  • Secretary of the Air Force visits Vandenberg Air Force Base

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited Vandenberg Air Force Base, California to experience the mission up close Nov. 6, 2018.During the visit, Wilson saw the Combined Space Operations Center, 576th Flight Test Squadron, ICBM Launch Support Center, ICBM Telemetry Integrated Processing System, Western Range Operations Control Center, met
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