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  • Team V participates in Cal Poly satellite design capstone event

    Representatives of the Joint Functional Component Command for Space, 14th Air Force (Air Forces Strategic) and Operationally Responsive Space from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, attended a satellite design conference hosted by California Polytechnic University, June 2.These Department of Defense space experts served alongside members of the
  • TRICARE improves online accessibility

    The Department of Defense continually makes improvements to the overall welfare of military personnel, recently making critical healthcare easier to access online.One of these many updates has been to improve the interface of the TRICARE Online Patient Portal.“The TRICARE Online Patient Portal’s purpose is to provide 24 hour, 7 days a week access
  • AFSPC commander visits Team V

    General Jay Raymond, commander of Air Force Space Command, met with base personnel here June 1, 2017, to share his vision and priorities for the command. He also took the opportunity to highlight the importance of the 30th Space Wing’s contributions to the nation’s critical space capabilities. The general’s visit included a 30th Space Wing update
  • VAFB computers to be upgraded

    The 30th Space Communications Squadron is currently replacing computers and upgrading operating systems across the Vandenberg network.Because of new policies in the DoD, VAFB is currently upgrading approximately 95 percent of all computer systems on base as well as the system software, to ensure better security. “We are currently working on
  • Kelley assumes command of the 576th Flight Test Squadron

    Col. David Kelley assumed command of 20th Air Force’s 576th Flight Test Squadron, the only U.S. intercontinental ballistic missile test launch squadron, during a change-of-command ceremony at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, June 1. “To the men and women of the 576th Flight Test Squadron, I am incredibly proud to be your commander and promise
  • Bowlers represent Team V, Air Force during competition

    Two members of Team V recently attended the All-Air Force Bowling Team Trial Camp at Camp Pendleton, May 2 through 5, Oceanside, Calif. For Tech Sgt. Edward Caldwell Jr., 1st Air and Space Test Squadron mission assurance NCOIC and 2nd Lt. Joshua Cramer, 576th Flight Test Squadron special weapons officer in charge, a chance to represent the Air
  • Celebrating Asian American, Pacific Islander Heritage

    Congress established Asian-Pacific American Heritage Week in 1978 to recognize the contributions to U.S. history and culture by Asian and Pacific-Islander Americans. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush extended the celebration to the entire month. On Oct. 23, 1992, Congress officially designated May of each year as Asian American and Pacific
  • Pharmacy adjusts lunch hours

    Starting May 15, the VAFB pharmacy will no longer fill prescriptions between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. due to the recent loss of an active duty pharmacist authorization.The drop-off and pick-up windows will remain open during this time, but patients who drop off prescriptions during this time-frame will not be able to pick them up until after 1 p.m. This

    An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 12:02 a.m. PDT here Wednesday, May 3, 2017.Col. Chris Moss, 30th Space Wing commander, was the launch decision authority."It's always a privilege to partner with the tremendous professionals of Air Force Global Strike Command to conduct test
  • Dependent dental coverage changes under new contract

    Beginning May 1, United Concordia Companies, Inc. now manages the TRICARE Dental Program. As opposed to the Active Duty Dental Program, and TRICARE Retiree Dental Program, which will not change, the TRICARE Dental Program covers dependents’ dental care which now differs under the new contract. “As of May 1 2017, United Concordia became the