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  • Employees need to know, heed Hatch Act rules

    Department of Defense civilian employees here must be aware of the law limiting political activities in the federal workplace, during duty hours, or on federal property at any time.
  • Veterans Stand Down

    The Veterans Stand Down event is scheduled for Oct. 20, and will be located at Santa Maria Fair Grounds, California. The event will encompass more than 180 free services offered to veterans and their families in the local community. Some of the services include: breakfast and lunch, clothing, medical attention, health and hygiene, legal advice and
  • Air Force Awards Three Launch Service Agreements

    The U.S. Air Force announced today the award of three Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) Launch Service Agreements to (in alphabetical order) Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, and United Launch Alliance. The award to Blue Origin will be for development of the New Glenn Launch System. The award to Northrop Grumman Innovation
  • Vandenberg launches SpaceX Falcon 9

    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the SAOCOM 1A satellite launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 7:21 p.m. PDT. SpaceX completed the secondary mission of landing the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket at Landing Zone 4, which was previously called SLC-4W, at Vandenberg Air Force Base. This was SpaceX's first land landing attempt at Vandenberg Air Force Base.
  • Falcon 9 SAOCOM 1A launch delayed

    The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the SAOCOM 1A satellite from Space Launch Complex-4, is delayed to complete pre-flight vehicle checkouts; the rocket and payload are healthy. The launch is rescheduled for Sunday, Oct. 7, at 7:21 p.m. PDT. SpaceX is attempting the secondary mission of landing the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket at Landing Zone
  • Central California residents may experience sonic boom

    Team Vandenberg is scheduled to support launch of the SAOCOM 1A satellite on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex-4E on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 7:21 p.m. PDT.SpaceX is attempting the secondary mission of landing the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket at Landing Zone 4, which was previously called SLC-4W, at Vandenberg Air Force Base. This
  • Vandenberg Opens All Beaches Tuesday

    Surf, Wall and Minuteman beaches will open Tuesday, Sept. 25, to beachgoers.Beach restrictions are enforced annually on all three beaches normally through Sept. 30 to protect the Western Snowy Plover, however all Plover chicks have fledged effective Sept. 18, so per the Biological Opinion and with concurrence of the 30th Space Wing Commander, all
  • Vandenberg launches Delta II ICESat-2

    A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket carrying NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) spacecraft lifted off from Space Launch Complex-2 on Sept. 15 at 6:02 a.m. PDT. This marks the final mission of the Delta II rocket, which first launched on Feb. 14, 1989, and launched 155 times including ICESat-2.
  • Pacific Coast Café Ribbon Cutting

    Col. Michael Hough, 30th Space Wing commander, and club management participate in a ribbon cutting for the Pacific Coast Café September 13, 2018 at the Pacific Coast Club at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Aubree Milks/Released)
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