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  • VAFB celebrates the Army’s 244th Birthday

    Members of Vandenberg Air Force Base gather to celebrate the Army’s Birthday June 14, 2019, at Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
  • Wildland fire at Vandenberg Air Force Base

    June 14, 2019 Updates:(4:29 p.m. PT)Fire crews reached 100 percent containment of the Rancho Fire at 3:11 p.m., and all assets have been released.Chief Mark Smith, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron battalion chief, took over as the incident commander in the early morning hours June 14, 2019.“Our partnerships with local and county emergency personnel are
  • Civil Air Patrol re-integrates with VAFB

    For Civil Air Patrol Squadron 101 members and cadets, CAP is more than just a program; it is an opportunity to grow, learn and serve those around you.
  • Canadian Space Agency president visits Vandenberg

    Sylvain Laporte, Canadian Space Agency president, poses for a photo in the Combined Space Operations Center during a tour June 12, 2019 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. During his visit, Laporte toured the CSpOC and learned how members of the CSpOC and 18th Space Control Squadron assist the U.S. Air Force Space Command mission.
  • Falcon 9 launch and landing successful

    Team Vandenberg supported the successful launch and landing of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the RADARSAT Constellation Mission from Space Launch Complex 4 Wednesday, June 12, at 7:17 a.m. Pacific Time.
  • Providing access to space through innovation

    The U.S. Air Force and Space Command are powered by innovation. Because of this, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., is continually making improvements to base facilities, equipment and the way Airmen and operation partners do their job in order to complete the space mission.
  • Vandenberg is the first base in AFSPC to offer CDL training

    Starting June 17, 2019, the 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron will implement a new certification program under the Department of Transportation, making Vandenberg Air Force Base the first within Air Force Space Command to uphold this new standard.Previously, Airmen were allowed to drive buses and tractor-trailers without having to attain a
  • Lompoc truly earns its name as ‘City of Arts and Flowers’

    A few times each year, I have the good fortune to be able to travel on temporary duty to Vandenberg Air Force Base, working public affairs issues for Air Force Global Strike Command’s Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile test launches.
  • Falcon 9 launch confirmed, sonic boom possible

    Team Vandenberg is scheduled to support the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the RADARSAT Constellation Mission from Space Launch Complex-4 on Wednesday, June 12, with the launch window opening at 7:17 a.m. Pacific Time.  Col. Bob Reeves, 30th Space Wing vice commander, will be the space launch commander. "Team V continues its dedication
  • If earthquake strikes; Vandenberg doesn’t stop

    30th Space Wing members participated in an earthquake exercise June 5, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Exercises are performed throughout each year to test the base’s readiness and ability to respond to mission crisis, natural disaster and other urgent situations.