• An Air Force education in human relations

    When I enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1973, I had the standard prejudices common to the rural, southern Indiana small town in which I was raised. I was racist, homophobic, misogynistic, and white privileged without any conscious thought of the basis for these beliefs.
  • 30th Medical Group change of command

    The 30th Medical Group held a change of command ceremony June 19, 2020 at Vandenberg Air Force base, Calif. Col. Anthony Mastalir, 30th Space Wing commander, presided over the ceremony which bid farewell to Col. Raymond Clydesdale while welcoming Col. Jessica Spitler as the new 30th MDG commander.
  • Defend, support, and win; VAFB SAPR wins AF award

    The members of the 30th SW SAPR team continuously strive to make a difference every day by implementing countless programs, engaging and contributing their time towards the local community, and being there for the members of Vandenberg AFB and the community. These efforts did not go unnoticed and aided the SAPR team in winning the 2019 Department of the Air Force Exceptional SAPR Team Award.
  • Final changes to Air Force song announced

    The announcement by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, completes a two-step process in which male-only references were revised to capture the distinguished service, the high standards, and central role that women play in every facet of the modern United States Air Force.
  • Prepared for the pandemic; Masks across VAFB

    Senior Airman Zachary Contreras and Airman 1st Class Kyle Young, 30th Security Forces Squadron temporary conservation patrolmen, put away equipment after a horse patrol May 20, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Vandenberg’s conservation unit has increased their hours and workload in order to keep up with the influx of people participating in recreational activities across the installation. Along with installation beaches, the unit patrols public beaches, which potentially increases their exposure to those not wearing masks, which is a current base requirement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hanah Abercrombie)
  • 30th SW Command Post keeps the information flowing

    While activities across the globe have seemingly come to a halt, the opposite is true for the members of the 30th Space Wing Command Post. During times of crisis, information is key. To enable the mission, the 30th SW Command Post has expanded their operations to keep information flowing.
  • Police Week; honoring the fallen

    Beginning in 1962, when President John F. Kennedy designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day to remember fallen officers and those who were disabled on duty, the week also designated National Police Week, members across the nation have paid recognition to law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.
  • The space mission continues during COVID-19; USSF leaders visit VAFB

    Gen. Jay Raymond, U.S. Space Force Chief of Space Operations and U.S. Space Command commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Roger A. Towberman, USSF Senior Enlisted Advisor and USSPACECOM senior enlisted leader, visited different units across Vandenberg Air Force Base, May 6, 2020, to observe how the members of the space community have implemented measures to continue the base’s missions and the Range of the Future initiative while responding to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
  • RocketShip delivers third Delta IV Heavy booster at VAFB

    The barge docked at Vandenberg AFB to offload the final Delta IV Heavy booster for an upcoming launch scheduled to occur later this year. The barge operation is a vital first step to executing the mission of assured access to space.
  • VAFB tributes military children, high school seniors’ sacrifice during COVID-19

    As Month of the Military Child draws to an end, Vandenberg observes "Military Brat Day" by recognizing the resilience and adaptability of high school seniors in response to COVID-19.