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  • Air Force artisans: Tech. Sgt. Honea

    Editor's note: This will be an ongoing series highlighting the diverse talents and artistic passions of Vandenberg Airmen.Many artisans start their craft by stretching canvas, mixing paints, kneading clay, or any other number of studio-like tasks.As a business owner and wedding photographer, Tech. Sgt. Danielle Honea, 30th Operations Support
  • Air Force artisans: Master Sgt. Santiago

    Editor's note: This will be an ongoing series highlighting the diverse talents and artistic passions of Vandenberg Airmen.Master Sgt. Enrique Santiago 30th Force Support Squadron career assistance advisor, stood silently in front of his easel as jazz music drifted lazily in the background. The smell of paint permeated the air with a musty, if not
  • 30th OG commander gets fit with Tae Kwon Do

    For Airmen, fitness is a crucial component throughout their military career. Good fitness can aid Airmen in their job performance at their permanent duty station or downrange and can lead to an overall healthy lifestyle. There are a multitude of options outside of standard physical training available to assist in remaining consistently fit.For Col.
  • Safety as a lifestyle

    In previous years, this week would have kicked off the Critical Days of Summer, which would bring increased awareness of safety during the summer months; this year, however, the Air Force has done away with CDOS.The Air Force recognizes that having a heightened awareness of safety is not just for the summer months and has implemented a year-round
  • Key Spouses: Tonya Heath - 30th MDG

    Team Vandenberg honors Key Spouses for their continuous service and dedication to military members and their families.Q: Where are you from?A: I am from Blytheville, Arkansas. My husband and I actually met in high school.Q: How long have you been serving the military as a spouse?A: We're approaching 30 years now.Q: What made you want to be a part
  • Key Spouses: Melinda Santiago – 30th FSS

    Team Vandenberg honors Key Spouses for their continuous service and dedication to military members and their families.Q: Where are you from?A: I am from Seattle, Washington.Q: How long have you been serving the military as a spouse?A: I've been serving for 15 years now.Q: What made you want to be a part of the Key Spouse program?A: I really wanted
  • Every 15 minutes

    Smoke drifted lazily over the deceptively serene scene of two wrecked cars. Amidst the twisted metal and white smoke, lay three unmoving bodies, with only the driver of the responsible vehicle conscious.The sound of sirens soon shattered the silence as law enforcement personnel arrived and began to triage the injured teenagers. Within moments the
  • Behind the rank: Command Chief Master Sergeant William "DJ" Jones

    Residing in a significant leadership position can be a time-consuming role. Chief Master Sgt. William "DJ" Jones, 30th Space Wing command chief, stays consistently busy with meetings, reviewing Enlisted Performance Reports and evaluating administrative packages that affect enlisted members.Despite his hectic schedule, Jones finds time to spend with
  • Fitness leader of the month: Tech. Sgt. Brittany Spoutz

    Editor's Note: This is part of an ongoing series highlighting exceptionally fit Airmen.It's Friday morning and the sun has yet to rise on Vandenberg. In the back corner of a gym the rhythmic sounds of breathing and the steady clank of weights pierce the early silence.Only a few dedicated souls find the weight-room this early, but for one technical
  • Setting lofty goals: climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

    In early 2014, Capt. Matthew Sarda, 381st Training Support Squadron flight commander, set a goal to travel to Africa and climb Mount Kilimanjaro.With the support of his unit leadership and base personnel, he and a friend completed that goal Feb. 7, 2015, after intensive preparation leading up to the actual six-day ascent."It was something that I
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