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  • From military child to military member

    My parents are superheroes. They may not be cape-wearing, city-saving, wall-crushing crusaders, but to me, my sister and many of the people they have helped, they are superheroes.
  • Resiliency found on uncommon ground

    On Sept. 6, 2019, the Combined Space Operations Center proved they don’t just excel at their tasked space mission; they also charted new territory to protect their most important asset in the inventory, people. While the 24/7 operations floor maintained a watchful eye on the enemy, the CSpOC team turned their attention to resiliency.
  • AF officer continues Filipino family tradition

    It’s easy to forget all the sacrifices our forefathers made. There are impacts that many cultures share with each other, but each has their own distinction and personality. For me, my Filipino heritage boils down to one thing. Family.

    The California central coast is home to some of the most beautiful coastline in the world. Highway 1, the most western highway in the continental United States, is internationally recognized as a road trip destination. This is where we live and I’m not sure about you, but I cannot believe my luck. The Pacific Coast Highway brings travelers from across the world right past my front door. What those travelers don’t have the privilege to see is our private coastline. Members of Vandenberg Air Force Base get exclusive, tourist-free access to some of that legendary central coast shoreline. It’s not the bikini-friendly beaches of Southern California—often envisioned by out-of-towners—but it is protected, wild, and largely untouched by human development. This is something crowded, Southern California beaches cannot boast. If you’re looking for tranquility, you’ll find it on Vandenberg.
  • Set Goals, Not Resolutions in 2019!

    Every year, we set resolutions for the new year – the most popular resolutions include losing weight, paying off debt, saving money, exercising more, and quitting smoking. While we select these resolutions with the best of intentions, most New Year’s resolutions are forgotten and left to the wayside by upcoming spring. Why is this? According to
  • 381st Training Group – 76 Years of Warfighter Heritage

    Seventy six years ago, our unit’s heritage of warfighters began in Gowen Field, Idaho, when the 381st Bombardment Group was activated on Nov. 3, 1942. Assigned under the 8th Air Force to fight in World War II’s European–African–Middle Eastern (EAME) Theater, the airmen of the 381st flew to battle in the legendary B-17 “Flying Fortresses,” a hulking
  • Take a Hike

    The wind wisps past your face giving you the fresh air you’ve needed all week while you’ve been stuck at the office. Sweat dripping down your face, muscles are tensing and your body is testing your ability to finish what you started. Throughout one’s Air Force career they must stay not only physically, but mentally and emotionally fit in order to
  • Leap of Faith

    Have you ever jumped out of a perfectly fit aircraft to overcome your fears? Well, it’s safe to say that I have securely leaped from an aircraft that was 13,000 feet in the air and rapidly plummeted towards the earth to conquer mine.  Leap of Faith is a unique resiliency program hosted by the Chapel, which encourages Airmen to use skydiving to
  • Vandenberg Spouses’ Club awards $11,000 to students for higher education

    The Vandenberg Spouses’ Club is proud to continue the tradition of awarding merit-based scholarships to military high school seniors and undergraduate dependents. The largest single donor to the scholarship fund is the Vandenberg Thrift Store, donating a record-breaking $3,000. These students are being recognized for their leadership, community
  • Vandenberg supports rescue exercise

    As the third largest Air Force base, Vandenberg is a premier location, not only polar orbiting launches, but also for exercises. For this reason, Tiger Rescue IV was executed March 25 through 31, here.Tiger Rescue IV was a joint-unit rescue operation using assets from the 55th, 58th, 71st and 129th Rescue Squadrons, with support from the 30th