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  • Surf Beach Closed Until End of Plover Nesting Season

    Surf Beach will be closed for the remainder of the Plover nesting season and will reopen on Oct. 1, 2018.   Beach restrictions are enforced annually on all three Vandenberg beaches (Surf, Wall, and Minuteman) from March 1 through September 30 to protect the Western Snowy Plover, listed as a threatened species under the endangered Species Act, and
  • NORAD civic leader group visits Vandenberg

    Staff Sgt. Angela Jones, 30th Security Forces Squadron K-9 trainer and supervisor, briefs Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, commander of U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command, and NORAD civic leaders on Aug. 8, 2018 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks/Released)
  • 30th SCS welcomes new commander and objectives

    Air Force Lt. Col. Ryan J. White took command of the 30th Space Communications Squadron during a ceremony here June 8.
  • Enhancing Human Capital Course improves Airmen’s leadership

    The Vandenberg Air Force Base Chief’s Group hosted the Profession of Arms Center of Excellence’s Enhancing Human Capital briefing July 26, here at the Pacific Coast Club. This presentation offers and examines how professionalism is the bridge that connects Air Force core values to the overall Air Force mission. By better understanding the
  • Wing changes configuration streamlining process

    The 30th Space Wing inactivated the 30th Launch Group during a ceremony here July 20, merging their range responsibilities and personnel with the 30th Operations Group. The newly combined group will be led by Col. Curtis Hernandez, 30th OG commander.“Since its inception, the 30th LCG helped launch a total of 60 spacecraft and test vehicles into
  • Combined Space Operations Center established at Vandenberg AFB

    The Joint Space Operations Center transitioned to a Combined Space Operations Center during a ceremony at Vandenberg Air Force Base, July 18, 2018.
  • 30th Mission Support Group change of command ceremony

    Col. Michael Hunsberger, 30th Mission Support Group inbound commander, gives a speech during a change of command ceremony on July 12, 2018, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The 30th MSG provides security, law enforcement, disaster response, civil engineer, base services, mission support, morale services, contracting, and logistical support.
  • Notable man doing noticeable actions

    A man giving back to his community is a noteworthy action; Air Force Senior Master Sgt. retired Steven Heuring received the “Giving Back to the Community Award” presented by Santa Barbara County Action Network June 3, at the Santa Maria annual awards ceremony. Heuring is a hard-working man who actively participates and organizes events to better
  • Wing streamlines today’s Western Range for the future

    The 30th Range Management Squadron inactivated and merged with the 2nd Range Operations Squadron here, July 10. The reorganization allows all range mission assurance operations to be conducted under a single chain of command. This combining of responsibilities allows two similar mission sets to continue providing a unified front for the Western
  • Dorm council boosts residents’ morale

    Picture 300 Airmen, all new to base and isolating themselves in their room after-duty hours because they don’t know what to do or where to go. If their rooms have problems and they don’t know how to fix them, who would they tell? Vandenberg’s dormitories have a 304-Airmen capacity and are 98% occupied. If only there was a group who could advocate