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  • Vandenberg gains first U.S. Space Force member

    On June 22, 2020, Vandenberg welcomed the first United States Space Force service member assigned to Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
  • Docents needed at Surf Beach and Ocean Park

    Vandenberg Air Force Base has a critical need for volunteer docents now through the end of September at Surf Beach and Ocean Park.
  • CSpOC and 614th AOC Change of Command, Space Delta 5 Activation

    Air Force Col. Monique C. DeLauter took command of the Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC) and 614th Air Operations Center (AOC) from Col. Scott D. Brodeur during a change of command, inactivation, and activation recognition event at the CSpoC High Bay, July 24. Air Force Maj. Gen. John E. Shaw, Commander, Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC), U.S. Space Command, and Space Operations Command (SpOC), U.S. Space Force (USSF), officiated the event, which formally recognized DeLauter as the new Commander of CSpOC and 614th AOC.  Immediately following the change of command, the 614th AOC was inactivated, and Col. DeLauter took command of the USSF’s command and control Delta - Space Delta 5.
  • Celebrating community: what it means to walk along Surf Beach in 2020

    Access to the coast and all its resources has long been guaranteed in California thanks to the California Coastal Act of 1976. A remarkable display of community coming together to fight for public access to all of California’s beaches, the Coastal Act protects the coast from private development and preserves the ocean as something essential to the life of every Californian. As Californians count their blessings, those in the small community of Lompoc too have cause for celebration this year. 2020 marks the first year that residents of the city of Lompoc will be able to enjoy their local Surf Beach (socially distant, of course) without fearing the summer beach closures of the past.
  • Servant leadership; IG Airman secures assets, efficiency, and awards

    “Working for the IG is a special experience,” said Burner. “When I first learned of the IG position, while working in Security Forces, I thought ‘that sounds like a great opportunity,’ but I didn’t know what to expect. After two years in the position, I am grateful for the opportunity to serve on the IG because it has helped in my development as an Air Force leader.”
  • Discoverer 14 changed the face of reconnaissance

    Almost 50 years ago, the Discoverer 14 satellite, equipped with a Thor and Agena booster, launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., and became the world's low-resolution photo surveillance spacecraft. The Discoverer project was under the codename Corona 14 to mask the sensitive nature of the program and collected over 800,000 photographs during roughly 100 missions from 1960-1972.
  • Truly resilient; an Airman’s battle with cancer

    Magetiak has not let cancer stop him from reaching his goals or thinking of what is to come in his future. Aside from his family, Magetiak’s motivation for his post-military career  his goals of becoming a Physical Therapist, to help people develop the best versions of themselves.  
  • Department of the Air Force stands up Diversity and Inclusion Task Force

    The Department of the Air Force, in support of both the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force, stood up a special task force June 9, to address the issue of racial, ethnic and other demographic disparities and their impact on the forces.
  • Call if you can…text if you can’t; text-to-911 available at VAFB

    During a hostage situation or in the event of an active shooter, it’s important that individuals remain quiet. These are prime examples of some situations where members can’t make a phone call during an emergency. As a whole, what can Vandenberg Air Force Base do to combat a scary yet real concern?
  • 40 years of Civil Service and a life of fortune

    “I’ve been very fortunate to have done what I’ve done and to have had great people to work with. The relationship between a Base Civil Engineer, which is dual hatted as the CE commander, and the Deputy is a very special one, and it has to be,” said Richard Cote, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron deputy commander. “We have to work very closely together, so there has to be that bond that, in fact, does last a lifetime. I cannot thank [all the commanders I have worked with] enough for the positive impact they’ve had on my life.”
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