• 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
  • E-Symposium offers Airmen informational opportunities

    Vandenberg's Enlisted Symposium began Tuesday at the Pacific Coast Club offering enlisted members an opportunity to get some valuable information about career progression and decisions. The symposium kicked off with opening remarks from Chief Master Sgt. Timothy Gordon, 30th Space Wing command chief master sergeant. "This symposium's purpose is
  • New course trains deploying Airmen

    Vandenberg began providing deploying Airmen with intensive expeditionary combat skills training. Thirty-nine Airmen from the 30th Space Wing, 381st Training Group and 576th Flight Test Squadron began the 13-day training July 31 in the base theater. The training is essential for the many Airmen who find themselves tasked with different missions than
  • Airman pleads to indecent assault

    An Air Force staff sergeant, assigned to the 532nd Training Squadron, pleaded guilty in a general court-martial to two instances of failing to obey a lawful order or regulation, two instances of extortion, and one instance of indecent assault. The court, convened by 14th Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. William Shelton, was held here July 26. The
  • GC teams come home to celebrate

    Guardian challenge 2006 has come to a close with the 30th Space Wing taking two out of three Air Force Space Command titles for the Schriever Trophy, best security forces and best spacelift operations teams. The long awaited results were posted during the awards banquet at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Aug. 17. The 30th Security Forces Squadron
  • Santa Maria honors base with Spirit of Freedom award

    The city of Santa Maria honored the men and women of Vandenberg Air Force Base with the "Sprit of Freedom" award Aug. 9. More than 400 local residents attended the 87th Annual Installation and Awards Dinner of the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor and Convention Bureau where the award was presented. The base received the award in
  • Hawks gunning for sharks at GC!

    Guardian Challenge came to a close after an intense competition week for the 30th Security Forces Squadron Aug. 14-17 at Peterson AFB, Colo. The challenge is the world's premier space and missile competition. It is the prime peacetime opportunity for Air Force space and missile teams to fully demonstrate the effectiveness of their training and