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  • Dental lab: Readiness with a smile

    People are lined up at tables in a brightly lit room, creating miniature pieces of art - porcelain that must be shaped, polished and colored just right, molds that have to be perfectly cast. Their customers hope for perfection, and these Airmen expect nothing less from themselves. This is the scene in the dental lab as the technicians of the 30th
  • 30th OG prepares to win Guardian Challenge

    (Editor's note: This is the second of a four-part series on Guardian Challenge.) As Guardian Challenge prepares for lift-off, the 30th Operations Group here has already launched its intensive training regimen. Sitting through classroom instruction, poring over regulations, running through hour-long proficiency trainer sessions - the five-person
  • AAFES goes ‘green’ with energy saving initiatives

    The Department of Defense's oldest and largest retailer, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, is embarking on a variety of energy-saving initiatives to reduce its impact on the environment.From vending machines to gas station canopies, AAFES is implementing "green" initiatives at exchange facilities on Army and Air Force installations across the
  • 1st ASTS leads way into spacelift

    Vandenberg Air Force Base may very well be redefining the concept of space lift in the years to come. Part of that is due to the work is done by the 1st Air and Space Test Squadron.1st ASTS is like none other, literally. The squadron prides itself in being the only unit in the Air Force that carries out its space mission, launching a variety of
  • Vandenberg steps up to the ‘Challenge’

    As the moon and stars move silently over Vandenberg, a Delta II rocket stands ready to launch, a rogue train enters the base, security forces find an unconscious Airman in the woods and an intruder enters the control center. Is it another action-packed Tom Clancy novel? No, it's just a few possible scenarios in the upcoming Guardian Challenge here,
  • Eating for a healthy heart

    For some people, being "Fit to Fight" means being able to run a couple of miles after doing push-ups and sit-ups. However, one muscle everyone needs to remember can't be viewed in the mirror - it's the heart. "Weight loss is most people's goal - that's what they see," said Tina Levins, a fitness program coordinator at the Health and Wellness Center
  • Vandenberg dependents help educate community on marine life

    Nine Vandenberg dependents went above and beyond to support the Cabrillo High School Aquariums production of the Jason Project Feb. 20.The student-ran Aquarium presents the Jason Project to elementary school students and the local community every year.The Jason Project began by Dr. Bob Ballard to encourage and educate children on scientific
  • Life after a DUI: A Vandenberg Airman's struggle to overcome alcohol addiction

    Part Two: Turn the Page Editor's Note: This is part two of a three-part series about the success of a Vandenberg Airman's longtime battle with alcohol and his life changing experience after receiving a Driving Under the Influence charge. Part one covered the Airman's history of alcohol abuse and how that led him to the situation below. By the time
  • Life after a DUI: A Vandenberg Airman's struggle to overcome alcohol addiction

    Editor's Note: This is part one of a three-part series about the success of a Vandenberg Airman's longtime battle with alcohol and his life changing experience after receiving a Driving Under the Influence charge. Airmen around the Air Force are bombarded with briefings, counseling sessions, safety reminders and commander's calls covering the topic
  • 30th LRS Airman receives Bronze Star

    Tech. Sergeant Frederick Garcia received a bronze star for his leadership as convoy commander in Iraq where he and his team drove a combined distance of 578,000 miles. That's the distance to the moon and back, and halfway around the Earth.Sergeant Garcia deployed to the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing's 424th Medium Truck Detachment for nearly half a
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