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  • Delta IV rocket lifts off with top secret satellite

    April 4, 2012 2:17 AM

    After a couple of delays, a Delta IV rocket lifted off without a hitch from Vandenberg Air Force Base Tuesday. Lift off was just before 4:15 this afternoon. The rocket was supposed to launch on March 29, but it was delayed so engineers could fix an issue with the... more »
  • VAFB tracks thousands of pieces of space junk

    August 30, 2011 9:41 PM

    Ever heard of space junk? It's thousands of man made objects orbiting the earth. Ever wonder who keeps track of it? We did. Turns out the men and women of the Joint Space Operations Center at Vandenberg Air Force Base help monitor it. If you think about it, satellites... more »
  • Vandenberg Air Force Base announces next rocket launch

    February 2, 2011 12:04 AM

    Vandenberg Air Force Base has announced an upcoming rocket launch. Base officals say a Minotaur rocket will lift off this Saturday, February 5th. A time window has not yet been announced, but the Air Force has stated the rocket will be carrying a satellite into orbit for the... more »
  • Vandenberg prepares for historic launch of Delta IV Heavy rocket

    January 20, 2011 12:51 PM

    Vandenberg Air Force Base prepares for an historic moment. A Delta IV Heavy Launch Vehicle is scheduled to lift off from Space Launch Complex-6 at 1:08 pm. It will be largest rocket ever launched from the West Coast. It took three years of preparations and $100 million... more »
  • A look at the year ahead at Vandenberg Air Force Base

    January 14, 2011 8:18 PM

    Vandenberg Air Force Base looks back at 2010 and looks ahead in 2011. The Lompoc Valley and Santa Maria Valley Chambers of Commerce held their annual joint luncheon on Friday at the base. Colonel Richard Boltz, the Commander of the 30th Space Wing, talked about last year's accomplishments.... more »
  • Vandenberg Air Force Base will deliver annual briefing

    January 14, 2011 1:17 PM

    Vandenberg Air Force Base has a huge impact on the Central Coast when it comes to jobs and the amount on money it pumps into the community. On Friday, the base will deliver its annual briefing and mission status for Vandenberg at a luncheon held by the Lompoc Valley... more »
  • Speculation surrounds X-37B, the unmanned spacecraft

    December 3, 2010 8:25 PM

    There's lots of speculation surrounding the purpose of the X-37B. The unmanned spacecraft landed overnight at Vandenberg Air Force Base. The military says the X-37B has been performing classified experiments in space. It made for an amazing sight. The X-37B launched from Florida back in April. Seven months later,... more »
  • Enthusiasts speculate about X-37B, the unmanned spacecraft

    December 3, 2010 6:14 PM

    Some are calling it a mysterious space plane. The X-37B, an unmanned spacecraft, landed Friday morning at Vandenberg Air Force Base. The military says the X-37B has been performing classified experiments in space. KSBY News called the Air Force on Friday and officials continue to release very... more »
  • Mystery surrounds X-37B, the unmanned spacecraft

    December 3, 2010 2:53 PM

    Some are calling it a mysterious space plane. The X-37B landed around 1:15 Friday morning at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Many are now speculating its purpose and have theories regarding the spacecraft which resembles a small space shuttle. It's an unmanned space vehicle that's been in orbit... more »
  • Base officials stand by their response after Tuesday's emergency drill mixup

    November 3, 2010 8:50 PM

    Vandenberg Air Force Base is standing by its decision to go on lock down Tuesday after an emergency drill was mistaken for a real-life scenario. Other media sources were reporting a possible shooting and some local law enforcement agencies responded to help, but it all turned out to be... more »
  • Base officials apologize for inconvenience, but stand by lockdown

    November 3, 2010 5:08 PM

    A spokesperson for Vandenberg Air Force Base is apologizing for any inconvenience caused by Tuesday night's lockdown, but he says the base had to treat the incident like a real-world emergency until officials knew otherwise. The entire base was put on lockdown for about an hour just after 3... more »
  • Bear Creek fire looks bigger but firefighters say there's a reason

    October 29, 2010 6:51 PM

    The fire at Vandenberg Air Force Base is bigger on Friday than it was on Thursday, but firefighters say there's a reason. Vandenberg says it has scorched around 320 acres and is now 15 percent contained. Firefighters are hoping to have it fully contained by Saturday. The... more »
  • Dan Johnson was first Vandenberg Airman killed in Afghanistan

    October 6, 2010 8:55 PM

    Friends and family are in mourning after an airman stationed at Vandenberg Air Force Base is killed in Afghanistan. Dan Johnson is the first airman from Vandenberg killed in the country. The 23 year old was killed by an improvised explosive device Tuesday, which also injured a second... more »
  • Local pastor remembers Vandenberg Airman killed in Afghanistan

    October 6, 2010 4:25 PM

    Those who knew 23-year-old Airman Dan Johnson say he was the strong, silent type, who loved his family, his faith and his job in the Explosive Ordinance Disposal program, or EOD, at Vandenberg Air Force Base. "When Dan was your friend, he was your friend," said Rev. Kevin Gotchal,... more »
  • New child development center in the works

    August 18, 2010 8:14 PM

    A new child development center is in the works at Vandenberg Air Force Base. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Wednesday. Among those who spoke at the event, Democrat and U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer. The $12.5 million dollar facility will increase the number of daycare slots. ... more »
  • Vandenberg Air Force Base protesters fined

    July 16, 2010 6:54 PM

    Three anti-war protesters convicted of trespassing on Vandenberg Air Force base have been fined. A Santa Barbara judge ordered Dennis Apel, Steve Kelly and MacGregor Eddy to pay $125 on each count. The men had participated in several peaceful protests this year in designated areas outside the main gate.... more »
  • Rodeo kicks-off in Santa Maria

    June 3, 2010 9:11 PM

    Rodeo time has arrived in Santa Maria. The Elks Rodeo kicked off on Thursday. It's estimated some 6,000 kids were on hand to watch the invitation-only Elks Mini Rodeo. Multiple sponsors helped to make the event fun for kids. The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce paid for small flags... more »
  • How to get a job at Vandenberg AFB

    May 6, 2010 6:06 PM

    It's one of the largest employers on the Central Coast but landing a job at Vandenberg AFB takes quite a bit of work. As far as civilian employees, there are around 1,200 at the base. Vandenberg typically has about 300 new hires a year for civilian positions. But those... more »
  • Earth Day at Vandenberg AFB

    April 28, 2010 8:21 PM

    Vandenberg Air Force Base hosted its 10th annual Earth Day event on Wednesday. There were lots of activities especially for the kids including a sand pit where youngsters could dig for fossils and plastic dinosaurs. There was also an inflatable obstacle course for them to climb as well as... more »
  • Change of command at Vandenberg Air Force Base

    April 26, 2010 8:41 PM

    A change of command is taking place at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Colonel Richard Boltz is taking over as Commander of the 30th Space Wing and the Western Range Air Force Space Command. The wing's forces conduct space lift and range operations. It also supports operational and missile... more »
  • Delta IV heavy rocket makes its debut at Vandenberg Air Force Base

    February 23, 2010 7:58 PM

    It will be the most powerful rocket ever launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base. For the first time, a Delta IV heavy rocket is at the base being prepped for launch. Since the 1960's, Delta rockets have carried satellites into orbit. The Delta IV is meant to accommodate larger... more »
  • A powerful rocket makes its debut at Vandenberg Air Force Base

    February 23, 2010 5:59 PM

    It's the first time this rocket has been on the west coast and it's considered the most powerful rocket that will ever be launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base. KSBY News got a close-up look at the Air Force's first Delta IV Heavy rocket on Tuesday. The Delta IV... more »
  • Delta IV heavy rocket to make debut at Vandenberg AFB

    February 23, 2010 12:19 PM

    A powerful, new rocket is about to make its debut to the media at Vandenberg Air Force Base. The Delta IV Heavy rocket is scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in December of this year. It would be the first launch of the Delta IV Heavy rocket... more »
  • NASA launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base delayed

    December 10, 2009 2:23 PM

    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) NASA has delayed the launch of its sky-mapping spacecraft because of a problem with a steering engine. The Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE for short, was scheduled to lift off from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Friday. Engineers doing final... more »
  • Vandenberg airman competes on Jay Leno Show

    November 30, 2009 3:02 PM

    An airman from Vandenberg Air Force Base shows off his skills on Jay Leno's Thanksgiving show. Senior Airman Cameron Currie, who is a videographer for Vandenberg's press office, competed against one member of each branch of the military on the show. He beat out his competition by opening a... more »
  • One person still missing in deadly boating accident

    November 24, 2009 8:40 PM

    Three people are believed to have been involved in a deadly boating accident and one person is still missing. Vandenberg Air Force Base said the boating accident took place south of Minuteman Beach off the coast of Vandenberg Air Force Base Monday around 8 p.m. Tuesday morning, one survivor was... more »
  • 1 confirmed dead, another missing in local boating accident

    November 24, 2009 3:49 PM

    According to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, one person died and another remains missing after a boating accident in the waters off Vandenberg Air Force Base Tuesday morning. The department sent a rescue helicopter and 2 rescue swimmers to the area after base officials informed fire crews that... more »
  • Fallen Santa Maria man to be honored at Run to Remember Tuesday

    November 10, 2009 6:27 AM

    People continue to run to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. On Tuesday, 19 Marines will be remembered at Vandenberg Air Force Base's "Run to Remember," including Crpl. Joseph Heredia. The Santa Maria man was killed while serving in Iraq in 2004. Each... more »

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