• VAFB Airman wins DoD Fire Officer of the Year 2019

    On July 31, 2020, the Department of Defense announced Senior Master Sgt. Corey Coleman, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron deputy fire chief, the winner of the 2019 Department of Defense Fire Officer of the Year. Additionally, on July 24, 2020, The United States Air force announced that Senior Master Sergeant Coleman and Mr. Lamont Brown, 30th CES firefighter, won the 2019 United States Air Force Fire Officer of the Year and Fire Fighter of the Year awards.
  • AF continues dining facility modernization across enterprise

    The Air Force continues modernizing dining facilities and menu options across the enterprise with the newly reopened U.S. Space Force’s The Beachcombers at Vandenberg AFB, California. Beachcombers, which caters to Air Education and Training Command students and cadre, closed at the beginning of the year for a $650,000 renovation and upgrade and, although slightly delayed because of the Coronavirus pandemic, held a grand opening Aug. 5. The upgrade delivers a new serving line and dining area, a greatly expanded meal service and on-trend menu choices.
  • Team Adaptability is key to Minuteman Task Force success

    Unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile tests are nothing new to Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, and the Western Range. Since its activation in 1991, the 576th Flight Test Squadron has partnered with Task Forces from the various Missile Wings to conduct ICBM test launches – a mission which continues to this day under Air Force Global Strike Command and with range support provided by the 30th Space Wing.
  • CSO visits VAFB during MMIII launch

    Gen. Jay Raymond, U.S. Space Force Chief of Space Operations and commander of U.S. Space Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Roger A. Towberman, U.S. Space Force Senior Enlisted Advisor, visited Vandenberg Air Force Base, Aug. 3-4, 2020.
  • Gen. Whiting visits VAFB, discusses changes

    Maj. Gen. Stephen Whiting, U.S. Space Force deputy commander, discusses 30th Space Wing range of the future initiatives with leadership July 29, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. During the visit, Whiting visited various units and learned about new developments for the 30th Space Wing, Combined Force Space Component Command, and 381st Training Group at Vandenberg AFB. (U.S. Force photo by Senior Airman Hanah Abercrombie)
  • Minuteman III launches from Vandenberg

    An operational test launch of an Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 12:21 a.m. Pacific Time.
  • Multinational Space Operators Support Successful Return of DM-2

    Multinational military space operators from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States provided mission essential human space flight support, and emergency recovery support options, for the safe return of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Commercial Crew Program Demonstration Mission 2 from the International Space Station to the Gulf of Mexico, Aug. 1-2, 2020.
  • Unarmed Minuteman III test launch scheduled

    An operational test launch of an Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 4, between 12:21 a.m. and 6:21 a.m. from north Vandenberg.
  • Vandenberg gains first U.S. Space Force member

    On June 22, 2020, Vandenberg welcomed the first United States Space Force service member assigned to Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
  • Docents needed at Surf Beach and Ocean Park

    Vandenberg Air Force Base has a critical need for volunteer docents now through the end of September at Surf Beach and Ocean Park.