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  • National American Indian Heritage Month

    Each year, the President issues a proclamation in recognition of the National American Indian Heritage Month, which is observed from Nov. 1 to Nov. 30. The observance month recognizes American Indians for their respect for natural resources and the Earth.
  • Once a veteran, always a veteran

    Vandenberg Air Force Base members offered a helping hand during the 2019 Santa Barbara County Veteran Stand Down event Oct. 19, 2019, in Santa Maria, Calif. This annual event is dedicated to helping homeless veterans, veterans and the family of veterans by providing them with an array of services, food and the opportunity to connect with other veterans and active duty members.
  • VAFB STARBASE is a ‘Go for Launch’

    Vandenberg Air Force Base has been chosen as the newest location for the Department of Defense STARBASE program, making it one of 68 locations to host the program, and the third in California.
  • Resiliency: Life After Loss

    With 13 years in the service, Tech. Sgt. Richmond, 30th Space Wing self-assessment program manager, has seen it all, but what matters most is his family. Richmond has experienced loss from suicide, but throughout all of his heartache, he has been resilient.
  • Serve – Save – Survive, VAFB Awarded best DoD Fire Department for 7th time

    The Vandenberg Air Force Base Fire Department is uncommon amongst the uncommon. As a Space Wing, Vandenberg lacks the airplanes and heavy use of its runway that would reflect greatly on a fire department during award season. Even in the lack of these two arenas, the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department has been awarded not only the “Best Fire Department in the Air Force,” but also the “Best Fire Department in the Department of Defense” for 2018.
  • Col. Mastalir and Chief Hogan host first VAFB all-call

    Col. Anthony Mastalir, 30th Space Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Daryl Hogan, 30th SW command chief, addressed base-wide changes and upcoming events during their first all-call Oct. 9, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
  • Fire Prevention Week: Plan and practice your escape

    Service members pull a firetruck to begin the 2019 Fire Muster Challenge to commemorate Fire Prevention Week Oct. 10, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Firefighters provide lifesaving public education in an effort to drastically decrease casualties caused by fires. Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9th
  • CFSCC establishment ceremony held at Vandenberg

    Joint and coalition space officials from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States attended a ceremony to formally recognize the establishment of Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC) at Vandenberg AFB, Oct. 1, 2019.
  • Minuteman III Launches From Vandenberg

    An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 1:13 a.m. Pacific Time from north Vandenberg. Col. Anthony Mastalir, 30th Space Wing commander, was the launch decision authority.
  • 30th SW Tips and Tricks

    Whether a member is new to the base, new to the Air Force or has been in the military for 20 years, it is always helpful to learn or be reminded of useful information about the base or special programs that are offered there. Here at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., there are some golden tips and tricks that can benefit members across the installation.
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