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  • Vice President Pence visits VAFB

    Vice President Mike Pence and Mrs. Karen Pence met with base leadership, Airmen and their families during a visit July 10, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
  • Canadian Space Agency president visits Vandenberg

    Sylvain Laporte, Canadian Space Agency president, poses for a photo in the Combined Space Operations Center during a tour June 12, 2019 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. During his visit, Laporte toured the CSpOC and learned how members of the CSpOC and 18th Space Control Squadron assist the U.S. Air Force Space Command mission.
  • Providing access to space through innovation

    The U.S. Air Force and Space Command are powered by innovation. Because of this, Vandenberg Air Force Base is continually making improvements to base facilities, equipment and the way Airmen and mission partners do their job in order to complete the space mission.
  • 1st ASTS innovate to complete mission

    The 1st Air and Space Test Squadron successfully demonstrated the capability to offload solid rocket motors using mobile rental cranes 28 March, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The 1st ASTS space maintenance technicians, along with Northrup Grumman members and their Space and Missile Systems Center counterparts at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., brought great credit to their field as they lifted a 138,000 pound inert Peacekeeper rocket motor safely onto a tractor trailer.
  • 30th Space Wing Safety Office protects Vandenberg

    The 30th Space Wing accomplishes its mission of enabling space superiority in part by managing Department of Defense space and missile testing, providing commercial launch opportunities, and placing satellites into polar orbit from the West Coast.
  • Air Force awards $739M launch service contracts

    The U.S. Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), in partnership with the National Reconnaissance Office, awarded two Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) launch service contracts Feb. 19.
  • AFSPC commander becomes JFSCC, joint space forces restructure

    Air Force Gen. Jay Raymond, commander of Air Force Space Command, became the Joint Force Space Component Commander today, taking operational responsibility for employment of all joint space forces.
  • 30th CPTS to close out fiscal year budget

    Members of the 30th Comptroller Squadron are diligently working extra hours to close out the fiscal year budget by Sept. 30. The fiscal year closeout is a time when multiple organizations come together to balance the annual base budget. “The 30th Space Wing gets a certain budget every year for all of our requirements, and by 30 September we have to
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