• Vandenberg is the first base in AFSPC to offer CDL training

    Starting June 17, 2019, the 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron will implement a new certification program under the Department of Transportation, making Vandenberg Air Force Base the first within Air Force Space Command to uphold this new standard.Previously, Airmen were allowed to drive buses and tractor-trailers without having to attain a
  • Lompoc truly earns its name as ‘City of Arts and Flowers’

    A few times each year, I have the good fortune to be able to travel on temporary duty to Vandenberg Air Force Base, working public affairs issues for Air Force Global Strike Command’s Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile test launches.
  • Falcon 9 launch confirmed, sonic boom possible

    Team Vandenberg is scheduled to support the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the RADARSAT Constellation Mission from Space Launch Complex-4 on Wednesday, June 12, with the launch window opening at 7:17 a.m. Pacific Time.  Col. Bob Reeves, 30th Space Wing vice commander, will be the space launch commander. "Team V continues its dedication
  • If earthquake strikes; Vandenberg doesn’t stop

    30th Space Wing members participated in an earthquake exercise June 5, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Exercises are performed throughout each year to test the base’s readiness and ability to respond to mission crisis, natural disaster and other urgent situations.
  • Falcon 9 launch scheduled

    Team Vandenberg is scheduled to support the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the RADARSAT Constellation Mission from Space Launch Complex-4 the week of June 10, 2019.The roadblock normally established at 13th Street on Ocean Avenue will be relocated to Floradale Avenue and Ocean Avenue. A secondary roadblock will also be established at
  • NASA Administrator Visits Vandenberg AFB

    Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator and Brig. Gen. Matthew Davidson, 14th Air Force vice commander, pose for a photo with senior space officials at the Combined Space Operations Center during a visit June 3, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. During the visit Bridenstine met with officials from the CSpOC, 18th Space Control Squadron, Commercial Integration Cell, Joint Force Space Component Command and SpaceX to discuss space operations and support. The CSpOC actively supports human space flight operations and safety for NASA and astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
  • Remembering the fallen

    Leadership from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., participated in Memorial Day ceremonies on May 27, 2019.
  • Their race to resiliency

    On April 12-13, 2019, six determined members affiliated with Vandenberg Air Force Base participated in the So Cal Ragnar Relay Ultramarathon in Huntington Beach, Calif. Each member of the six-man team had to run anywhere from 26 to 36 miles of the Ragnar Relay to complete approximately 200 miles, with the race lasting overnight.
  • VAFB celebrates Police Week

    Airman 1st Class Jonathan Realegeno, 30th Security Forces Squadron Airmen , drags a dummy during the National Police Week pistol competition, May 13, 2019, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Each competitor was required to drag a dummy while shooting at multiple targets and scored on their time and accuracy while accomplishing the course. (U.S. Air
  • Vandenberg hosts NATO space working group

    NATO officials from 15 nations attended a NATO Bi-Strategic Command Space Working Group at Vandenberg AFB, May 14-17. During the working group officials discussed space programs, partnerships, and initiatives; and toured Space Launch Complex-6, and the Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC) operations floor.