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  • VAFB implements base access to disabled veterans

    Veterans who have been granted a Veterans Affairs disability rating from 1 to 99 percent, as well as their caregivers, are now authorized to obtain an installation access card.
  • The fabrication of space

    As the need for space superiority continues into a new decade, training and education will lay the foundation for building up future leaders in the U.S. Space Force. Within the 30th Operations Support Squadron is a shop whose core mission is to create high quality training tools and devices for the space and missile community. The Training Device Design and Engineering Center has a long tradition of building training tools and devices at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Established in 1958, TDDEC began their mission during the early years of U.S. Air Force launch vehicle testing. For the past 62 years, expert technicians at TDDEC have been designing and fabricating a variety of scale models, mockups, device prototypes, interactive simulators and one-of-a-kind tools all aimed at improving education and training.
  • 14th Air Force Redesignated as Space Operations Command

    By order of Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett, effective Dec. 20, 2019, Fourteenth Air Force was officially redesignated as Space Operations Command. Air Force military and civilian personnel previously assigned to Fourteenth Air Force are now assigned to SpOC by virtue of the redesignation action.
  • Serve – Save – Survive, water rescue program brought to light

    The 30th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department innovated new ways for their first responders to serve our populace along the coast and in the water. According to Alani Coleman, 30th CES fire fighter and water rescue teammate, at any time Vandenberg beaches can have anywhere from 150 to 200 people. With 14 years’ experience here, Coleman has earned his share of learning opportunities that along with others have created a better program.
  • Vandenberg Airman takes silver in 2019 Military World Games

    Two Airmen from Vandenberg Air Force Base participated in the 2019 Military World Games, officially known as the 7th CISM (Council International du Sport Militaire) Military World Games Oct. 18–27, 2019 in Wuhan, China.
  • Leadership Excursion; History in all terrain

    Members from 30th Space Wing visit different sections of the base Nov. 4, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The purpose of the tour was for the 30th Security Forces Squadron to show base leadership specific assets, historical sites and remote areas on base. These areas included historical landmarks, such as Chumash paintings, buildings from early 1900’s, and a shelter that families would use during launches.
  • National American Indian Heritage Month

    Each year, the President issues a proclamation in recognition of the National American Indian Heritage Month, which is observed from Nov. 1 to Nov. 30. The observance month recognizes American Indians for their respect for natural resources and the Earth.
  • VAFB STARBASE is a ‘Go for Launch’

    Vandenberg Air Force Base has been chosen as the newest location for the Department of Defense STARBASE program, making it one of 68 locations to host the program, and the third in California.
  • CFSCC establishment ceremony held at Vandenberg

    Joint and coalition space officials from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States attended a ceremony to formally recognize the establishment of Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC) at Vandenberg AFB, Oct. 1, 2019.
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