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  • Solar array project set to begin on Vandenberg

    An energy company recently awarded a power purchase agreement is set to design and build a 28-megawatt solar photovoltaic array, beginning in May, here. The project, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year, will span approximately 200 acres in the old east housing area and will be tied directly into the base’s power grid. “The
  • Collapsed culvert causes road reroute

    With the recent deluge of rain, a sinkhole appeared on Coast road, five weeks ago, partially collapsing one lane. The damaged road is the only safe way to get to Space Launch Complex-6, and as such became a priority to repair, in order to prevent mission delays. “The root cause of the sinkhole next to Coast road is a deteriorated seven foot wide
  • VAFB leaps forward toward greener future

    Two of the largest projects under development on Vandenberg Air Force Base are taking large strides into “Sustainable Design”. The first project is the renovation of Building 7000 to be the 14th Air Force, Joint Functional Component Command for Space and the 614th Air Operations Center consolidation facility. The other project is the development
  • Prop 64: DoD members liable for use, possession

    California recently passed Prop 64, The Adult Marijuana Use Act, making recreational use of marijuana legal in the state. However this does not mean use or possession is legal on Vandenberg Air Force Base or for members of the Armed Forces.  The Department of Defense has a clear position on drug use within the services:  drug use is incompatible
  • Exchange deputy director focuses on making Airmen’s lives better

    Mike Immler, Army & Air Force Exchange Service deputy director, visited Vandenberg to ensure the Base Exchange is doing all it can to serve Airmen, March 1.   To better understand how the Exchange can best meet the needs of the community, Immler met with Col. J. Christopher Moss, 30th Space Wing commander, Chief Master Sgt. Robert Bedell, 30th SW
  • VANDENBERG BEACHES PROVIDE NESTING FOR SNOWY PLOVER SEASON

    Vandenberg leadership is scheduled to temporarily close sections of Surf, Wall and Minuteman beaches here Wednesday. Beach restrictions are enforced annually on all three beaches March 1 through Sept. 30 to protect the Western Snowy Plover, listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act, and its nesting habitat. "It's a priority to
  • Tentative speedbump removal in base housing

    Base leadership has asked Balfour Beatty to temporarily remove eight sets of speedbumps in base housing, with the possibility of not replacing them, pending a trial period. Although Balfour Beatty has replacement speedbumps ready, VAFB leadership hopes they will not be needed. “The old speedbumps are in a state of disrepair and have reached the end
  • ATLAS LAUNCH SUCCESSFUL

    Team Vandenberg successfully launched a National Reconnaissance Office payload on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V from Space Launch Complex-3 here Wednesday, March 1, at 9:50 a.m. PST.   Col. Chris Moss, 30th Space Wing commander, was the launch decision authority.   "This successful launch is the result of outstanding teamwork between members of
  • ATLAS LAUNCH SCHEDULED

    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 Wednesday, March 1, with a launch window opening at 9:49 a.m. PST.    Col. J. Christopher Moss, 30th Space Wing commander, will be the launch decision authority.   “We are postured for
  • JFCC Space concludes Exercise Global Lightning 17

    The Joint Functional Component Command for Space (JFCC Space) concluded its participation in Exercise Global Lightning 17, an annual command and control exercise, Feb. 16.U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), in coordination with other combatant commands, appropriate U.S. government agencies and international allies, conducted the annual command and
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