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  • CMSAF Wright visits Vandenberg Air Force Base

    Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright met with Airmen and hosted an all call during a visit Sept. 25, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
  • Vandenberg opens all beaches

    Surf, Wall and Minuteman beaches will be open to beachgoers without Western snowy plover restrictions Friday, Sept. 20. Under the Endangered Species Act, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service's Biological Opinion requires the 30th Space Wing Commander to enforce restrictions on all three beaches annually, March 1 through Sept. 30, to protect the threatened Western snowy plover. Per the Biological Opinion, since all snowy plover chicks have fledged, the 30th Space Wing Commander has directed all beaches be re-opened and all boundary fences and signs be removed.
  • VAFB Hotshots at Work

    The goal of this one-day burn was to reduce the risk of wildfires, as well as increase the habitat for an endangered species that resides in the area by re-contouring the sand dunes for more suitable nesting conditions.
  • Prescribed burn scheduled at Vandenberg Air Force Base

    The Vandenberg Fire Department is scheduled to conduct a prescribed burn of approximately 30 acres of grassland and coastal sage scrub at Purisma Point Beach Sept. 18, 2019. Burning operations will begin at approximately 8 a.m. and finish by 6 p.m.
  • VAFB celebrates POW/MIA week

    Members of Vandenberg Air Force Base Honor Guard hosted the POW/MIA Opening Ceremony Sept. 16, 2019, at Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
  • What does it mean to be Hispanic?

    Many people know that being Hispanic has something to do with speaking Spanish, but is there more to it? National Hispanic Heritage Month occurs each year from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, and we’re here to help you understand what that means.
  • 9/11 A silent walk to remember

    On Sept. 11, 2019, the base held a 9/11 Silent Walk and Remembrance Ceremony at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
  • Shootin' the shot, with Hotshots

    Tanner Hamson, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron wildland firefighter “Hotshot”, fixes his mustache before working on Tranquillion Peak Aug. 30, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. When on base, Vandenberg Hotshots mitigate fire risks to buildings by removing brush from the surrounding area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Clayton Wear)
  • 11th Armored Division’s 75th Anniversary

    Members of Vandenberg participated in a recognition ceremony for the 75th anniversary of the 11th Armored Division’s completion of training, which occurred on Camp Cooke, September 10, 2019 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
  • Up to the challenge

    Senior Airman Tyler Maxwell, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron electrician, climbs a power pole during a pole-top rescue training Aug. 23, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. While working pole-top, there are many risks service members could encounter such as electrocution and burns, making it imperative that proper rescue procedures are in place. For Airmen assigned to the 30th CES electrical shop, pole-top rescue is an annual training requirement and is incorporated into their weekly training time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hanah Abercrombie)
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