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  • The 4th SLS: Keeping the mission on track

    Vandenberg will launch a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, carrying a National Reconnaissance Organization payload, Sept. 21.The 4th Space Launch Squadron is one of the many critical teams working to ensure the launch goes off without a hitch. The 4th SLS ensures the risk of vehicle failure during launch is as small as possible. “All of the
  • Twin brothers compete for rank as they serve, deploy to Iraq together

    IRAQ -- Throughout the history of the military it has remained common for generations of men and women to follow in their family members’ footsteps and serve their country proudly. It’s also not unheard of for siblings to join together and serve together.For Master Sgts. Daniel and Scott Hose they did both these things attending U.S. Air Force

    Team Vandenberg is scheduled to launch a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying a National Reconnaissance Office payload from Space Launch Complex-3 on Thursday, Sept. 21, with a launch window opening at 10:38 p.m. PDT.Col. Gregory Wood, 30th Space Wing vice commander, will be the launch decision authority."This launch is the culmination of
  • Vandenberg opens all beaches

    Surf, Wall and Minuteman beaches will open Saturday, Sept. 16, 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. 14, so per the Biological Opinion and with concurrence of the 30th Space Wing Commander, all
  • Vandenberg rolls out new annual MHA requirement

    A Mental Health Assessment is now a part of every annual Periodic Health Assessment, to help ensure Airmen suffering from undiagnosed mental health issues are referred to the necessary care. Mental health issues are often invisible to others, making them difficult to diagnose and leading to unnecessary suffering. By implementing yearly screening,
  • EAP provides work-life support for civilians

    During uncertain times many people may need someone to talk to, to help them through difficult decision-making processes or various life challenges. Here at Vandenberg the Employee Assistance Program exists for this purpose, and is a free benefit to support Department of Defense civilians and their families. The program provides confidential
  • Marshallia Ranch Golf Course shutters its doors

    After 58 years of operation, Vandenberg Air Force Base’s Marshallia Ranch Golf Course will officially close its doors on Oct. 1, 2017. The Marshallia Ranch Golf Course ceased offering rounds of golf and significantly reduced operations Sept. 1, 2016 after drastic increases in water costs left the base’s morale, welfare, and recreation fund near
  • Base library train picks up STEAM

    The base library launched its annual Science Technology Engineering Art and Math program, Sept. 6. The STEAM program is on Wednesdays from 1:30 p.m. through 3:30 p.m. at the base library, with two 16-week programs during the fall and spring semesters. “The library contributes to the effort of preparing our young students by fostering a love of
  • Food pantry added to Airman’s Attic

    The Airman’s Attic recently added a food pantry to their already diverse supply of free items for Airmen on base. The food pantry, which is available for active duty families, ranks E-6 and below, is one way the base takes care of Airmen. “For the past 20 years as a spouse in the Air Force I have seen first-hand the need of our military families,”
  • Suicide prevention month: stopping suicide is everyone’s battle

    September is Suicide Prevention Month, a time for Americans to build awareness and help understand suicide in our culture. More than 40,000 Americans lose their life due to suicide each year and research shows that rates in the military and the general population are very close. The loss of any one person to suicide is a tragedy, and that is why