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  • Spouse of the Year

    A full time wife and mother of two, what more might you ask? Not only is Jennifer Cline occupied with her family and wifely duties, she is also the key spouse lead in the key spouse’s program.Married to Michael Cline for 19 years, Mrs. Cline joined the key spouse’s program in late 2016 after moving here. She joined to keep busy after her retirement
  • Vandenberg Defender serves outside of her uniform

     As many military members know, the sense of camaraderie spans much further than to those who wear the uniform. The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors lends community to grieving children, siblings, spouses, and family members who have lost a beloved military member.Senior Airman Maria Ibarra, 30th Security Forces Squadron response force
  • Unexpected deployment checks Airman’s bucket list

    It was a pretty typical day for Airman 1st Class Nicholas Biekert, 30th Space Communications Squadron client systems technician. He was at the gym playing basketball, when he received a call from his supervisor, Tech. Sgt. Adam Roush, NCO in charge of client systems, asking him to stop by his office. For Biekert, the phone call was likely to
  • Resiliency through words

    Retired Chief Master Sergeant, Roy Lapioli, 30th Force Support Squadron base civilian training manager, joined the Air Force in 1983 as a heavy equipment operator. Lapioli came into the Air Force with a determination to succeed, and also a deeply rooted stuttering problem.“I had been to speech therapy all my life,” said Lapioli. “The specialists
  • 30th SFS Defenders hope hoops lead to mentorship

    On Friday, Nov. 3, the sound of squeaking sneakers and bouncing basketballs emanated from the Lompoc Boys and Girls Club gymnasium. The cause – a series of pickup basketball games between 30th Security Forces Squadron Defenders and the Boys and Girls Club youth members.Helping orchestrate this event was Staff Sgt. Cort Romo, 30th Security Forces
  • 14th Air Force celebrates ACCC launch

    14th Air Force members and personnel gathered for a symbolic ribbon cutting to showcase the new Air Force Communications Control Center here, Oct. 20th, 2017, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.Now that the ACCC is active, it provides vital service to Defensive Cyber Operations and Air Force Network operations.“The ACCC serves as a focal-point for
  • Team V leader nominated for Sijan award

    Great leadership resides at the heart of any organization. A great leader is selfless in his or her managerial approach. A great leader knows their subordinate’s personal and professional goals as if they were their own. A great leader is available for guidance or mentorship at a moment’s notice. One thing a great leader can’t provide is success,
  • Enhancing the range one assessment at a time

    The 17th Test Squadron Detachment 4 is a tenant unit stationed at Vandenberg and is responsible for testing all major equipment changes on both the Eastern and Western Launch Ranges, or as they are better known, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Vandenberg AFB. The 17 TS Det. 4 focuses on enhancing AFSPC's space-lift and ballistic missile test
  • AADD volunteer devotes time to keep Airmen safe

    It’s late Saturday evening. While some Team V members are enjoying various activities throughout the Central Coast, one Airman patiently awaits a phone call. For Senior Airman Lanimarie Baclian, Airmen Against Drunk Driving volunteer, it’s a call she’s always happy to answer. “I've been a volunteer driver since February,” said Baclian, 614th Air
  • 30th LRS reminds Team V of proper GMV use

    Team Vandenberg personnel use Government Motor Vehicles every day for their respective jobs. Constantly in use, it can be tempting every once in a while to take a quick trip in a GMV to handle personal affairs. Charged with managing appropriate GMV usage, the 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operations section would like to remind Team V
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