• VAFB delivery supports FCI Lompoc interagency partnership

    The 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron and the 30th Civil Engineering Squadron loaded cots and tents to support the Federal Correctional Institution Lompoc. The supplies were requested by the FCI Lompoc to enable their staff to increase inmate physical separation during COVID-19. The loan of equipment aimed to boost interagency partnerships.
  • COVID-19 can’t stop Lab Week

    Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, also known as Lab Week, is observed annually to promote awareness and show appreciation to medical laboratory professionals and pathologists for the work they do to assist patients.
  • Flying despite COVID-19; BMT Airmen arrive at VAFB

    Airmen from Basic Military Training stand in formation on the flightline after getting off a C-17 April 17, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Typically, members leaving BMT from Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, travel on commercial aircraft to get to their technical school locations. However, under current COVID-19 circumstances, the Airmen are flown on military aircraft to designated bases and transported to their tech school locations by bus. The students went through a 14-day quarantine at BMT prior to flying.
  • Detection saves lives; MWD roadway training

    The 30th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog Flight conducted a roadway detection training April 15, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
  • Sewing through the shortage

    Members use 550 cord, as well as cotton fabric to make masks for hospital workers and base members April 14, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. As of April 6, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, base members are required to wear a mask in buildings and when they are unable to maintain 6 ft. social distancing. To assist with the need for face masks, volunteers from across base have utilized the Training Device Design and Engineering Center to sew masks for base members and hospital workers (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hanah Abercrombie)
  • Mission assured; the mission continues

    Across the many units and flights at Vandenberg Air Force Base, the Airmen continue to accomplish the mission to provide assured access to space. While each unit at Vandenberg AFB is important to the mission, there is only one that can provide mission assurance to Atlas and Delta launches: the Mission Assurance Flight within the 2nd Space Launch Squadron.
  • Who’s your key spouse?

    While there are many helpful agencies across Vandenberg, key spouses are vital to assisting military families and linking them to any services they may need.
  • RocketShip delivers Delta IV Heavy boosters at VAFB

    A United Launch Alliance barge, carrying Delta IV Heavy booster cores, second stage and payload faring, docked and delivered the rocket body parts April 5, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
  • Cal Guard Space Operators support COVID-19 food bank mission

    When Staff Sgt. Brandon Tinges became a space operator for the California Air National Guard’s 216th Space Control Squadron, cabbages were the furthest thing from his mind.
  • Vandenberg sets up the Emergency Operations Center

    Members from across the installation participate in an Emergency Operation Center meeting March 31, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Each subject matter experts ensure the base commander is briefed on the resources needed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hanah Abercrombie)