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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lab Week, launching rockets one test at a time

    Members of Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., celebrated Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, also known as Lab Week, April 21 through 27, 2019. Lab Week is an annual observance to spread awareness and show appreciation to medical laboratory professionals and pathologists for the work they do to assist patients. This year’s Lab Week theme for the 30th Medical Support Squadron Laboratory was “Launching Rockets, One Test at a Time.”
  • 30th CES makes base repairs

    Airmen assigned to the 30th Civil Engineering Squadron lay concrete and make base repairs April 4, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The 30th CES Airmen help maintain Vandenberg AFB and make repairs and upgrades when needed.
  • Women empower future leaders through Women’s History Month panel

    As a way to celebrate Women’s History Month, Vandenberg Air Force Base held a Women’s Empowerment Panel on March 14, 2019, featuring installation member and local community leaders as guest speakers. Approximately 60 members from the community and base attended the panel, led by Chief Master Sgt. Diena Mosely, 30th Space Wing command chief.
  • 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.
  • VAFB boosts community and base partnerships

    Civic leaders, local business owners and base leadership came together for a Joint Chambers of Commerce Luncheon at the Pacific Coast Club here March 7, 2019.
  • Not just horsing around

    At a massive 99,600 acres, Vandenberg Air Force Base is home to a wide variety of plants, wildlife and terrain. With the amount of acreage, protecting the wildlife can be a challenging task. Luckily, the 30th Security Forces Squadron conservation team, and more specifically the Military Working Horse law enforcement unit, provide the installation with conservation support.
  • Working together to keep beaches open

    “I consider Vandenberg to be more than an Air Force base, it is also an environmental preserve to many endangered species,” said Col. Michael Hough, 30th Space Wing commander. “It is our job to protect those species such as the Snowy Plover, and that is why we enforce partial closure of beaches during their nesting season. It is also our job, however, to listen to and care for the people, both on base and in the local community, and my hope is that the community abides by the enforcement so the beach can remain open throughout the nesting season.”
  • Three Vandenberg civilians save the Air Force $1 Billion

    Three civilians from the 30th Contracting Squadron saved $1 billion for the Air Force here January 2012 through January 2019.
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