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  • Delta Mariner docks at Vandenberg

    A cargo ship, contracted by United Launch Alliance and specifically designed to carry rocket components, recently dropped anchor here, April 6.The Delta Mariner made its way from a production facility in Decatur, Ala., to deliver a Delta IV rocket, scheduled to launch sometime this year.“The Delta Mariner is the only transport method to get the
  • Vice commander visits vehicle maintainers

    Col. Gregory Wood, 30th Space Wing vice commander, visited the 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron, here, April 7. Wood assisted Senior Airmen Christopher Champagne and Nathan Sine, 30th LRS vehicle maintainers, remove the wheels of an Altec crane to experience the day-to-day operations of a vehicle maintainer.  “The goal of Wood’s visit is to
  • Celebrating and supporting the military child

    In addition to the normal challenges of growing up, there are often many more stressors for military children to overcome. April is the month dedicated to celebrating these unique and resilient military children. Crestview Elementary School has embraced this opportunity to show their support for military kids through various outlets. “The Month of
  • WWII fighter pilots fulfill squadron’s promise

    Vandenberg recently hosted the fulfillment of a promise forged in the trials of war, and made more than 70 years ago by a squadron of WWII fighter pilots, here, April 7.Team Vandenberg facilitated a toast performed by WWII combat aviators, and retired Air Force officers, Maj. M. Eugene Johns, who also goes by the name Gene, and Col. Ralph Jenkins
  • 30th safety personnel prove integral to automated system’s integration

     Working alongside mission partners, members of the 30th Space Wing’s safety office have quietly put in numerous hours ensuring the safe and successful utilization of a system known as an Autonomous Flight Safety System. The AFSS is a device that is placed on the rocket and collects a variety of essential data from the vehicle during flight. This
  • Vandenberg to facilitate WWII Fighter Squadron’s promise

    Vandenberg is set to help fulfill a promise more than 70 years in the making, here, April 7. Team Vandenberg will facilitate a toast performed by WWII combat aviators, and retired Air Force officers, Maj. M. Eugene Johns, who also goes by the name Gene, and Col. Ralph Jenkins -- both former members of the 510th Fighter Squadron. Personnel with the
  • Vandenberg renovates racquetball courts

    Vandenberg is set to reopen its newly renovated racquetball courts by early next week, in Building 9002 behind the 30th Force Support Squadron Fitness and Sports Center Annex. In need of renovations from heavy usage, the two-month-long project replaced the light fixtures, placed new walls and laid a new floor improving upon the current Team V
  • Women’s History Month lunch and learn mentors leaders

    The Women’s History Month committee hosted a lunch and learn at the Airman and Family Readiness Center, March 23, to mentor future leaders of the Air Force. The event provided mentorship to everyone on how to navigate through Air Force career fields, life as a public official and the civilian workforce. Mentors in attendance were Joyce Howerton,
  • 30th SW wins Herres award

    The 30th Space Wing was recently awarded the 2016 General Robert T. Herres Award, recognizing the wing as the Best Wing with a space mission in the Air Force. The award, last won by Vandenberg in 2000, recognizes the 30th SW’s significant contributions to the space mission, between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2016. The annual award is named after General
  • Air Force Assistance Fund campaign kicks off

    The Air Force Assistance Fund starts its annual fundraising campaign, March 27, at the Base Exchange from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The AFAF is an annual effort to raise funds for the charitable affiliates that provide support to Air Force families in need. “There are four charities that make up the campaign,” said 2nd Lt. Lee Wilson, 2nd Range Operations