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  • Community Relations educates public on Vandenberg’s mission

    This is part four of a four part series on jobs critical to supporting launch operations.Helping achieve successful, polar-orbital launches is a responsibility entrusted not only to launch operators, but a variety of supporting organizations as well.One such section is community relations within the 30th Space Wing Public Affairs office."It is
  • Civilian personnel provides operational continuity for launch success

    This is part three of a four part series on jobs critical to supporting launch operations.Like gears within a well-oiled clock, many people within many different specialties contribute to VAFB's primary missions.One such mission, being successful polar-orbital launches, could not be accomplished without help from many unsung career fields,
  • Weather flight forecasts mission success

    This is part two of a four part series on jobs critical to supporting launch operations.The Air Force maintains many different installations around the world, with many different objectives. These installations are all comprised of various individuals working together to achieve mission success.At VAFB a primary mission is achieving successful
  • Airmen learn Krav Maga self-defense

    Imagine enjoying a peaceful stroll after an eventful night on the town. Suddenly a knife-wielding stranger emerges from nearby shrubbery and you realize all that's standing between you and the aggressor is - a set of bare hands.In today's society, this scene is all too common. Fortunately, self-defense training for such untimely incidents is being
  • QA flight ensures launch safety

    This is part one of a four part series on jobs critical to supporting launch operations.When thinking of any space launch, it's not uncommon for glorified images of astronauts making their way to their space shuttle, or controllers commencing a dramatic final countdown to formulate. However, for VAFB launches it often involves many unbeknownst
  • Spouses’ Club vs. Key Spouse Program

    Vandenberg Air Force Base supports the needs of more than 4,000 spouses and dependents, and although both the Spouses' Club and Key Spouses are tasked with helping provide services for them their missions are very different. "The primary difference in the two programs is the Key Spouse program is a Commander-run, unit-appointed position where the
  • 30th CES firefighters earn place in selective competition

    Erin Butler and Eric Klinedinst, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters, have been chosen to participate in the first-ever Firefighter Throwdown, at the San Diego Convention Center, Feb. 19 and 20.Out of applicants from across the country, Butler and Klinedinst fill two of only 100 available slots."The draw for this competition is the chance to
  • Vandenberg Airman takes "LEAD"

    After recently tacking on the rank of Airman 1st Class, Veronique Henry, 30th Space Wing Public Affairs broadcast journalist, hopes to trade in the chevrons on her sleeves for gold bars on her collar by applying to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Every year there are 170 appointments reserved for active duty, reserve and National Guard enlisted Airmen,
  • Vandenberg's oldest tower receives makeover

    "We're a fully operational airfield on a base that doesn't have a flying focus, like 95 percent of the other bases out there," said Capt. Christopher King, 30th Operations Support Squadron Airfield Operations flight commander. "We will regularly be in meetings where someone will say something about the airfield and the question will be asked, 'We
  • 1st ASTS supports upcoming Minotaur IV launch

    It was an unusually warm afternoon on Vandenberg's South Base as the members of the 1st Air and Space Test Squadron prepared to stack the Minotaur IV rocket, which is scheduled to launch Aug. 10 from Space Launch Complex-8 here. As a transport vehicle rounded the corner on Coast Road, on the way to SLC-8, it emitted a pungent puff of diesel smoke
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