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  • 2nd SLS initiates Small Spacelift Spaceport

    On Aug. 1, 2019, the 30th Space Wing returned control of Space Launch Complex-8 to the government, initiating the foundational step toward the 2nd Space Launch Squadron developing a Small Spacelift Spaceport at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
  • Combined Force Space Component Command Established at Vandenberg AFB

    Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, Commander, U.S. Space Command (USSPACECOM), ordered the establishment of two subordinate commands to support the warfighting efforts of the command -- Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC), and Joint Task Force Space Defense (JTF-SD), immediately following the establishment of USSPACECOM Aug. 29, 2019. Raymond appointed Maj. Gen. Stephen N. Whiting as CFSCC Commander, and Brig. Gen. Matthew W. Davidson as the Deputy Commander; with a mission to plan, integrate, conduct, and assess global space operations in order to deliver combat relevant space capabilities to Combatant Commanders, Coalition partners, the Joint Force, and the Nation.
  • USecAF visits Vandenberg

    John P. Roth, Under Secretary of the Air Force, visited Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Aug. 27, 2019. During his visit, Roth toured different areas around the base, such as the 30th Medical Group, base housing, the Western Range Operations Control Center, Space Launch Complex-4 and the Combined Space Operations Center. He also received presentations from members of the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron and the 30th Security Forces Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Clayton Wear)
  • DOD agency keeps file swaps safe

    The Defense Information Systems Agency has taken over an online resource that allows Defense Department personnel to swap files too large to be sent by email. Now in the wheelhouse of DISA, the file transfer capability has been rebranded DoD SAFE, or secure access file exchange. The DoD SAFE capability is part of DISA's Defense Collaboration Services suite of applications.
  • VAFB Recycling Center; saving AF money

    Uncut wood, piles of scrap metals, large waste disposal bins and storage rooms packed tight with office furniture… this is what you can expect to find at the Vandenberg Recycling Center. While this may seem intimidating, for members at Vandenberg AFB, Calif., the VRC can also be a treasure trove of goods and supplies waiting to be claimed by offices in need.
  • 30th MDG reforms medical structure

    The 30th Medical Group officially stood up two new health care squadrons during a re-designation ceremony Aug. 23, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
  • Breakfast Helps Veterans Obtain Resources

    Members from Vandenberg AFB and local communities joined Rep. Salud Carbajal, United States congressman, at his breakfast, where he provided updates on local veteran support programs.
  • Italian Space Agency president visits VAFB

    Giorgio Saccoccia, president of the Italian Space Agency, and Brig. Gen. Roberto Vittori, Space Attaché Italian Embassy to the United States, visited the Combined Space Operations Center Aug. 15, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
  • 2nd SLS reactivated following squadron merger

    As of Aug. 15, 2019, the 2nd Space Launch Squadron officially activated, following the inactivation of the 1st Air and Space Test Squadron and the 4th Space Launch Squadron at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
  • Exercise Exercise Exercise: Readiness

    Base members participated in an active shooter exercise Aug. 7, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The base-wide exercise tested the readiness and emergency response techniques of Airmen, preparing them for real-world situations.
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