• 30th Space Wing welcomes new commander

    The men and women of Vandenberg, civic leaders and guests gathered at the Parade Grounds here to welcome a new 30th Space Wing commander during a Change of Command ceremony, March 5. Col. Jack Weinstein relinquished command to Col. Stephen Tanous, formally the 21st Space Wing vice commander. Maj. Gen. Willie Shelton, 14th Air Force commander,
  • Black History Month culminates with Tuskegee Airman at Vandenberg

    Almost 250 men and women of Vandenberg gathered in honor of the conclusion of Black History Month at the Pacific Coast Club here during a luncheon, Feb. 28. Chief Master Sgt. Retired Richard T. Lee, Jr. was the guest speaker of the event, where "From Slavery to Freedom: Celebrating Africans in Americas" was the theme. Chief Lee was a Tuskegee
  • Vandenberg to host AFSPC common training assembly in March

    Almost 200 Air Force Space Command Individual Mobilization Augmentees will arrive at Vandenberg for the Common Training Assembly, March 8-9. Vandenberg is one of four locations holding the two-day assembly for AFSPC IMA's which allows the reservists to take care of annual training requirements as well as network, Master Sgt. Ruthe Flores,
  • Airmen cultivate techniques for wartime during mock deployment

    Approximately 185 Airmen representing almost every squadron on base deployed Feb. 21 to a remote, off base location for a North Star field training exercise Feb. 21-23. The exercise came to a close Feb. 23 after the Airmen spent three days and two nights in the field. They were evaluated and learned techniques such as Self Aid Buddy Care, reaction
  • Congress designates National Medal of Honor Day

    Just one day after awarding the Medal of Honor to Bruce Crandall--a veteran of the Vietnam War--the U.S. Congress has acted to recommend creation of a national "Medal of Honor Day." The 110th Congress today passed, by a unanimous vote, a concurrent resolution to recommend a national Medal of Honor Day on March 25. Until these resolutions, there had
  • Space Command names controller of the year

    Vandenberg announced March 1 that Staff Sgt. Lisa Lake, 30th Space Wing Command Post, is Air Force Space Command's 2006 Command Post Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. Sergeant Lake has demonstrated outstanding dedication to the mission and obtained truly remarkable results. This prestigious award is a testament of her professionalism and
  • Low prices meet their match at AAFES

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service's "We'll Match It!" initiative has been updated to allow authorized shoppers to compare prices between the exchange and "warehouse clubs." "Previously, AAFES didn't match 'warehouse clubs' as their shelf prices are offset by required membership fees," said AAFES' Senior Enlisted Advisor Chief Master Sgt. Bryan
  • Hennessy team visits Vandenberg

    The Air Force Hennessy Award evaluation team arrived Feb. 15 to evaluate the Breakers Dining Facility here for best single food service operation in the Air Force. Air Force dining facilities compete in two large categories, best single or multiple food service operations, and four special categories; Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, United