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  • 30th Force Support Squadron exemplifies reason for Intramurals

    At work the 30th Force Support Squadron takes being successful very seriously. They spend their day supporting Airmen's needs from I.D. cards to promotion update and many other mission essential tasks. At night however, they participate in intramural softball, where success is not measured by the win-loss column, but the camaraderie that is gained
  • Healthy launch: MDG keeps Team V mission ready

    Only 72 hours before the Apollo 13 launch, Ken Mattingly, who was scheduled to be the command module pilot, was grounded because of his exposure to the measles virus. If his symptoms began showing during the crew's lunar mission, it could have made the near-tragic jaunt even worse. Good health is important to any mission, and even though Mr.
  • Fire safety in the summer sun: Camping and fire danger

    Summer is here and that means barbecues, lemonades by the pool, and camping trips. It also means increasing awareness of summer fire hazards. This summer doing all the things that make the season so fun means doing them safely. Camping The fire department recommends people use a flame-retardant tent, and always pitch it away from a campfire. Inside
  • Fire Safety in the Summer Sun: Boats and fuel

    Summer is here and that means barbecues, lemonades by the pool, and camping trips. It also means increasing awareness of summer fire hazards. This summer doing all the things that make the season so fun means doing them safely. Boating Before fueling a boat, people must extinguish smoking materials and shut off all motors, fans and heating devices.
  • Religious education has something for everyone

    Most servicemembers and their families know the base chapel offers weekly services for different faiths. What some may not know, however, is the chapel also offers religious education classes throughout the week. The programs are geared toward both children and adults, giving all ages an extra helping of spiritual guidance. Unfortunately, due to
  • Can't launch without 'em: MSG's broad mission ensures success

    When one thinks about putting together a launch, what's the first thing that comes to mind? Some people may think of Airman conducting countdown operations. Other people may think about preparing the rocket or missile. There is more to a launch than that, though. Every unit on base, from the 30th Operations Group to the 30th Mission Support Group,
  • Fire safety in the summer sun

    Summer is here and that means barbecues, lemonades by the pool, and camping trips. It also means increasing awareness of summer fire hazards. This summer doing all the things that make the season so fun means doing them safely. Cool summers and outdoor fire places Anyone who has lived on the central coast knows how cool the summers can be. A person
  • Vandenberg stands on shoulders of giants as it turns 50

    "It had to go," said Tech Sgt. (Ret.) Max Myer, a member of the first team to launch a rocket from Vandenberg.Never has a statement been more true than today, as Vandenberg Air Force Base prepares to celebrate its 50th Anniversary.A barbecue was put on to kick off the celebration, as well as honor the Airmen that blazed the trail for today's
  • EOD flight saves lives … one explosion at a time

    We've all heard the old adage of fighting fire with fire, but the Airmen of Vandenberg's 30th Civil Engineer Squadron's explosive ordnance disposal flight take the concept to a whole new level. Armed with nerves of steel, advanced robots and copious amounts of explosives, these Airmen render safe explosives that could potentially threaten the lives
  • Get strong for your baby: TRICARE tips for expecting moms

    With Mother's Day approaching, many women find themselves smiling--some experiencing motherhood for the first time, and others ready to welcome another addition into the family. Expecting moms have a lot to be excited about, including having a healthy child. Luckily, TRICARE covers regular doctor visits during pregnancy as part of its maternity
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