• REAL ID ACT and Vandenberg Air Force Base Access

    Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government "set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses." The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses (DL) and identification cards (ID) and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting licenses and identification cards for official purposes from states that do not meet these standards.
  • Fighting hunger, one community at a time

    Motivated. Strong-willed. Seeking change and improvement in the local community. These are just are just a few things that describe Norma Almanza, The Village Chapel Mobile Food Bank creator and event coordinator.

    An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test Thursday, May 9, at 12:40 a.m. Pacific Time from north Vandenberg.
  • Exploring Vandenberg’s Ancient Chumash Art

    At an elevation of 1,400 feet, the Chumash Honda Ridge rock art site towers over the Pacific Ocean, as if on the edge of the world. During my late afternoon visit, I took the well-laid trail, hugging the gorge between one ridge and the next. I could see for countless, largely undeveloped, miles in every direction: from the southern Channel Islands, to the eastern Los Padres National Forest, to the western San Pedro Continental Shelf, dropping off into the dark blue, open ocean. The wooden, viewing platform at the end of the trail framed the rock art “panel,” a smooth, almost reflective side of the cliff. At first, the rock art appeared like a random collection of hash marks, but then the pictographs came into focus: a rayed disk, an eagle’s head and a human form.
  • Summer is peak season for military moves

    It’s that time again. Historically, May through August is the peak season for both military and civilian personnel re-assignment. There are no guaranteed dates when it comes to having personal property packed and picked up during peak season due to certain conditions such as a decline in moving companies’ capacity, DoD budget cuts and other possible government inconveniences. The sooner you start working with the local Traffic Management Office the greater your chances of getting your desired pack out date.

    An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 2:42 a.m. PT, here, May 1.
  • Lab Week, launching rockets one test at a time

    Members of Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., celebrated Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, also known as Lab Week, April 21 through 27, 2019. Lab Week is an annual observance to spread awareness and show appreciation to medical laboratory professionals and pathologists for the work they do to assist patients. This year’s Lab Week theme for the 30th Medical Support Squadron Laboratory was “Launching Rockets, One Test at a Time.”
  • Col. Hough and CMSgt. Mosely host their final all-call

    Col. Michael Hough, 30th Space Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Diena Mosely, 30th SW command chief, addressed their top three priorities, hot-topics concerning the installation and congratulated award winning Airmen during their final all-call, April 25, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
  • SAPR Survivor Vigil

    Col. Bob Reeves, 30th Space Wing vice commander, listens as Edward Wilson, guest speaker, provides a spoken word performance during Sexual Assault Prevention and Response’s Survivor Vigil April 19, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The performance was part of the Difference Makers “Cultivating Difference Makers” presentation. (U.S. Air
  • Saying goodbye; three MWDs retire

    Vanda, Jager and Zsander, 30th Security Forces Squadron military working dogs, retire on April 17, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Each dog, and their new owner, accepted certificates of meritorious service for their contributions to the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Clayton Wear)