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  • 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
  • TLF building scheduled for interior refurbishment

    The Vandenberg Lodge's small temporary living facilities, or TLFs for short, are undergoing an extensive interior refurbishment called a "Whole Room Upgrade" starting Aug. 1. A total of nine TLF units will receive a $320,000 interior facelift which includes new paint, carpeting, draperies and all new furnishings. The other four units in the
  • Convenient access to online accounts with one password

    There is a logon that allows military families access to certain Department of Defense (DoD) benefit websites with one username and password: it's the DS Logon. Having a DoD Self-Service Logon (DS Logon) can mean remembering just one username and password for some DoD and Veterans Affairs (VA) websites. How to request your single logon:ยท Sponsors
  • PCS season 2011, claims

    This summer promises to be a very busy moving season for PCSing Airmen. You can help alleviate any potential loss or damage to your household goods by learning the rules under which your household goods are moved and by preparing yourself for a potential moving claim.You should take stock of what you own and its condition prior to your
  • Fire-free festivities

    Each year people are warned about the hazards of using illegal fireworks, but each year there are just as many fireworks incidents. Vandenberg, like other cities in our community, does not allow discharging of fireworks at any time. We are in fire season and with Independence Day approaching, there's a chance for more fire threats due to illegal
  • Meals and moves: Together counts

    "For the first time in our history, American children may face a shorter expected lifespan than their parents."That quote, taken directly from the Partnership for a Healthier America's website, explains the essence of a growing obesity problem across the U.S. The partnership--which is headed by First Lady Michelle Obama--says that obesity rates
  • Fire safety in the summer sun

    Summer is here and that means barbecues, lemonades by the pool, and camping trips. It also means increasing our awareness of summer fire hazards. This summer, when you're doing all the things that make the season so fun, be sure to do them safely. Cool summers and outdoor fire places Anyone who has lived on the central coast knows how cool our
  • TRICARE program for dependents to age 26

    What are the TRICARE choices for a college student who turns 23? What about for 21-year-olds who lost their eligibility due to age? These young adults now have an option for TRICARE coverage. TRICARE Young AdultTRICARE Young Adult is medical and pharmacy coverage for dependents. An eligible enrollee has a TRICARE-eligible sponsor, is unmarried, is
  • What if you were diagnosed? Four ways to survive cancer

    Nearly 12 million Americans are living today, after being told they have cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That's as many people who live in the state of Ohio. Due to medical advances, the word "cancer" is no longer a death sentence. More and more people are surviving because of early detection methods.