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    An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 2:10 a.m., PDT, here Aug. 2.   Col. Michael Hough, 30th Space Wing commander, was the launch decision authority.   “The seamless partnership of Team V and our Air Force Global Strike Command mission partners has resulted in another safe Minuteman

    An operational test launch of an Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug 2, between 12:01 a.m. to 6:01 a.m. PDT from north Vandenberg Air Force Base.The purpose of the ICBM test launch program is to validate and verify the effectiveness, readiness, and accuracy of the
  • Vandenberg SURF Beach Temporarily Closed

    Because of a spike in violations, Vandenberg leadership has decided to temporarily close Surf Beach here Friday, July 28, until the Labor Day weekend on Sept. 1.Beach restrictions are enforced annually on all three Vandenberg beaches (Surf, Wall, and Minuteman) from March 1 through Sept. 30 to protect the Western Snowy Plover, listed as a
  • 30th SW commander, command chief address wing

    Col. Michael Hough, 30th Space Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Diena Mosely, 30th SW command chief, held two sessions of a base-wide All Call, here, July 25.Hough and Mosely used their first official All Call to formally introduce themselves and their priorities to the wing.“Customs and courtesies are important to me, it’s a necessary part
  • New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31

    Starting July 31, 2017, Airmen undergoing their annual Periodic Health Assessment may notice something new. A Mental Health Assessment will now be part of every annual PHA, to help ensure that Airmen suffering from undiagnosed mental health issues are referred to the necessary care. Mental health issues are a serious problem for U.S. Armed Forces
  • Air Force Clubs member wins $5,000 scholarship

    Staff Sgt. Reynaldo Perez Santiago, 369th Recruiting Squadron line officer accessions recruiter and Air Force Clubs member, was awarded a $5,000 scholarship prize from Lt. Col. Candice Pipes, 30th Force Support Squadron commander, during a ceremony at the Pacific Coast Club, July 14, 2017, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.Santiago was awarded the
  • 30th Space Wing historian receives civilian achievement award

    Col. Michael Hough, 30th Space Wing commander, presents Ms. Shawn Riem, 30th SW historian, with a civilian achievement award, July 12, 2017, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Riem was recognized for her distinguished performance as historian for Headquarters United States Air Forces Central Command, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, from Oct 2016 - Feb
  • Vandenberg Fire Department wins DoD level award

    The Vandenberg Air Force Base Fire Department was recently recognized as the winner of the 2016 Department of Defense Fire and Emergency Services of the Year award in the highly competitive, medium fire department category.In 2016, they distinguished themselves as the best through their innovativeness and exceptional dedication.“The Vandenberg Fire
  • Commanders to have more say in developmental education opportunities

    Air Force officials recently announced changes to the nomination process for officer developmental education beginning with the results of the March 2017 Line of Air Force Major Board. The March 2017 LAF Major’s Board results will be released publicly July 18, 2017, and will not include in-residence, developmental education selection or “select” status.
  • Top 14 AF reservist earns second star

    Brig. Gen. Pamela J. Lincoln, Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, 14th Air Force (Air Forces Strategic) and Joint Functional Component Command for Space, was promoted to major general during a ceremony July 10, 2017 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Nicholas Mercurio/Released)