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  • Italian Space Agency president visits VAFB

    Giorgio Saccoccia, president of the Italian Space Agency, and Brig. Gen. Roberto Vittori, Space Attaché Italian Embassy to the United States, visited the Combined Space Operations Center Aug. 15, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
  • Exercise Exercise Exercise: Readiness

    Base members participated in an active shooter exercise Aug. 7, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The base-wide exercise tested the readiness and emergency response techniques of Airmen, preparing them for real-world situations.
  • Princess for the day cultivates connectedness

    When Staff Sgt. Erica Darcy, 614th Air Operation Center intelligence analyst, takes off her uniform for the day, she doesn’t just put on civilian clothes, she puts on a costume and transforms into someone new. For Darcy, it’s more than just dressing up in a costume, it’s a way for her to give back to her community.
  • Col. Hough, 30th Space Wing commander Farewell

    Prior to the 30th Space Wing change of command ceremony, scheduled for July 12, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Hough reflects on the past 2 years. Serving as the base commander since July 2017, Hough oversaw countless changes and improvements across the installation. With the help of more than 2,500 people throughout 15 squadrons that he commands, 25 space assets were launched from Vandenberg AFB, accomplishing the 30th Space Wing mission as well as contributing towards the nation’s space superiority.
  • VAFB commemorates MWD Cajun

    Service members gathered during MWD Cajuns’ funeral June 18, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. During his four year career, Cajun supported details for the Bishop of Rome, President Barack Obama, and President Donald Trump.
  • Falcon 9 launch and landing successful

    Team Vandenberg supported the successful launch and landing of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the RADARSAT Constellation Mission from Space Launch Complex 4 Wednesday, June 12, at 7:17 a.m. Pacific Time.
  • Remembering the fallen

    Leadership from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., participated in Memorial Day ceremonies on May 27, 2019.
  • Their race to resiliency

    On April 12-13, 2019, six determined members affiliated with Vandenberg Air Force Base participated in the So Cal Ragnar Relay Ultramarathon in Huntington Beach, Calif. Each member of the six-man team had to run anywhere from 26 to 36 miles of the Ragnar Relay to complete approximately 200 miles, with the race lasting overnight.
  • Fighting hunger, one community at a time

    Motivated. Strong-willed. Seeking change and improvement in the local community. These are just are just a few things that describe Norma Almanza, The Village Chapel Mobile Food Bank creator and event coordinator.
  • Exploring Vandenberg’s Ancient Chumash Art

    At an elevation of 1,400 feet, the Chumash Honda Ridge rock art site towers over the Pacific Ocean, as if on the edge of the world. During my late afternoon visit, I took the well-laid trail, hugging the gorge between one ridge and the next. I could see for countless, largely undeveloped, miles in every direction: from the southern Channel Islands, to the eastern Los Padres National Forest, to the western San Pedro Continental Shelf, dropping off into the dark blue, open ocean. The wooden, viewing platform at the end of the trail framed the rock art “panel,” a smooth, almost reflective side of the cliff. At first, the rock art appeared like a random collection of hash marks, but then the pictographs came into focus: a rayed disk, an eagle’s head and a human form.
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