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  • VAFB remembers 9-11, continues GWOT support

    Members of the Vandenberg community came together to remember a tragic day in American history at Chapel One here Monday. Chapel One held a Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony in which those Vandenberg community members in attendance were given a somber reminder of exactly why the United States is involved in the Global War on Terror. "Today we remember
  • 76th Helicopter Squadron battles Buellton blaze

    The 76th Helicopter Squadron here responded to a call from the Santa Barbara County Fire Department Saturday to aid crews fighting a fire near Buellton. The squadron assisted firefighters from the California Department of Forestry and Santa Barbara County in containing a wildfire, which burned for two days. The fire began around 2:30 p.m. Saturday
  • JFCC SPACE activates at Vandenberg

    The Joint Functional Component Command for Space was activated with a unit stand-up ceremony here Tuesday. The command of JFCC SPACE was presented to Maj. Gen. William Shelton, 14th Air Force commander by Marine Gen. James Cartwright, Commander of U.S. Strategic Command. "Our prime mission directive in JFCC SPACE is to ensure our freedom of action
  • Vandenberg, Missile Defense Agency complete successful interceptor test

    Working with the Missile Defense Agency, Airmen at Vandenberg accomplished a list of historic firsts Sept. 1 with the successful launch of an interceptor missile from the Ronald W. Reagan Missile Defense site here. The first interceptor launch from a Vandenberg MDA silo came after close to 20 months of preparation and testing here. "This was a huge
  • Run, bike, swim; athletes test endurance

    More than 45 Airmen, friends and family showed up to participate in a triathlon Saturday here. In a contest of endurance, it was the team consisting of Lindsay Buckalew, 30th Medical Operations Squadron, Nate Ogan, 30th Services Squadron, and Kent Yankee that was able to out-do the rest of the pack. The team was able to beat out the second-place
  • Airman's card aids in public communication

    The Secretary of the Air Force has guided all Airmen to tell the "Air Force Story" with help from a small card found at your local Public Affairs office. Michael Wynne, SAF, has directed Airmen to carry an "Airman's Card." The card helps guide communication efforts by sharing experiences to fellow airmen, friends, family and other public
  • NRO sheds light on operations, mission

    The National Reconnaissance Office at Vandenberg hosted a Mission Partner Day and welcomed Team Vandenberg members to take a peek into the once highly classified office. Mission Partner Day started with lunch and included tours of a building that houses different transporters used to move satellites. There were also tours of Space Launch Complex
  • Deployed Vandenberg Airman coordinates bone-marrow drive

    You see his face everywhere. The base exchange, dining facilities, the laundry exchange, work centers and even in the bathroom. The smiles of Cavion Holloway adorned hundreds of posters across the base advertising the Bone Marrow Registration Drive being held in his memory. The base-wide advertising campaign drew in 685 new registrants to the C.W.
  • New AFSPC leader visits Vandenberg

    The new commander of Air Force Space Command visited Vandenberg July 20, where he addressed recapitalization and its tie to the issue of force shaping. "Recapitalization is just a word that means something is too old and needs to be replaced," said Gen. Kevin Chilton when talking about Air Force weapons systems. Many aircraft in the Air Force
  • Vandenberg warriors ready to take Schriever Trophy from Sharks

    Vandenberg is gearing up to blow the competition out of the water at this year's Guardian Challenge taking place at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Aug. 14 -17. Although three out of the four teams have already completed their portion of the competition, the final team, Security Forces, is just beginning. The security forces team will face
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