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  • Serve – Save – Survive, VAFB Awarded best DOD Fire Department for 7th time

    The Vandenberg Air Force Base Fire Department is uncommon amongst the uncommon. As a Space Wing, Vandenberg lacks the airplanes and heavy use of its runway that would reflect greatly on a fire department during award season. Even in the lack of these two arenas, the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department has been awarded not only the “Best Fire Department in the Air Force,” but also the “Best Fire Department in the Department of Defense” for 2018.
  • Col. Mastalir and Chief Hogan host first VAFB all-call

    Col. Anthony Mastalir, 30th Space Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Daryl Hogan, 30th SW command chief, addressed base-wide changes and upcoming events during their first all-call Oct. 9, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
  • Fire Prevention Week: Plan and practice your escape

    Service members pull a firetruck to begin the 2019 Fire Muster Challenge to commemorate Fire Prevention Week Oct. 10, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Firefighters provide lifesaving public education in an effort to drastically decrease casualties caused by fires. Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9th
  • CFSCC establishment ceremony held at Vandenberg

    Joint and coalition space officials from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States attended a ceremony to formally recognize the establishment of Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC) at Vandenberg AFB, Oct. 1, 2019.
  • Minuteman III Launches From Vandenberg

    An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 1:13 a.m. Pacific Time from north Vandenberg. Col. Anthony Mastalir, 30th Space Wing commander, was the launch decision authority.
  • 30th SW Tips and Tricks

    Whether a member is new to the base, new to the Air Force or has been in the military for 20 years, it is always helpful to learn or be reminded of useful information about the base or special programs that are offered there. Here at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., there are some golden tips and tricks that can benefit members across the installation.
  • CMSAF Wright visits Vandenberg Air Force Base

    Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright met with Airmen and hosted an all call during a visit Sept. 25, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
  • Vandenberg opens all beaches

    Surf, Wall and Minuteman beaches will be open to beachgoers without Western snowy plover restrictions Friday, Sept. 20. Under the Endangered Species Act, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service's Biological Opinion requires the 30th Space Wing Commander to enforce restrictions on all three beaches annually, March 1 through Sept. 30, to protect the threatened Western snowy plover. Per the Biological Opinion, since all snowy plover chicks have fledged, the 30th Space Wing Commander has directed all beaches be re-opened and all boundary fences and signs be removed.
  • VAFB Hotshots at Work

    The goal of this one-day burn was to reduce the risk of wildfires, as well as increase the habitat for an endangered species that resides in the area by re-contouring the sand dunes for more suitable nesting conditions.
  • Prescribed burn scheduled at Vandenberg Air Force Base

    The Vandenberg Fire Department is scheduled to conduct a prescribed burn of approximately 30 acres of grassland and coastal sage scrub at Purisma Point Beach Sept. 18, 2019. Burning operations will begin at approximately 8 a.m. and finish by 6 p.m.