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EXERCISE NOTICE

Air Force training will be conducted at Vandenberg AFB that will include aircraft flying operations over the Lompoc Valley Wednesday, Sep 19. Thursday, Sep 20, is scheduled as a back up day.

Night operations will begin at 6:00 p.m. PDT and end at 12:00 a.m. PDT.

For more information, please contact 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs at (575) 784-4131.

Still reminiscing the last Delta II launch!

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Today, we celebrate 71 years of air power. Thank you to our Airmen and families for your service and commitment to our Air Force legacy. Happy Birthday to the World's Greatest Air Force!

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Team Vandenberg,

Drivers are reminded to turn on their headlights while driving in inclement weather, including foggy and rainy conditions. This applies to both on base and off base driving. California law states vehicle headlights must be on whenever windshield wipers are in use, and for best visibility headlights should be set to low beams and not high beams to reduce light reflection. Also be aware that vehicles equipped with auto-on headlights do not always turn on tail lights.

Remember - headlight use helps other drivers and pedestrians see your vehicle when visibility is reduced.

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Today a memorial service was held to honor Military Working Dog Blecki. MWD Blecki was assigned to Staff Sgt. Tiffany Core and was a member of Vandenberg's Security Forces K9 community. Rest easy Blecki.

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Lt. Col. Robert Lehman, 30th Medical Group Aerospace Medicine chief, and Airman 1st Class Cassandra Rivera, 30th Force Support Squadron customer service representative, cut the first piece of cake in celebration of the Air Force’s birthday, a day early, at the Base Exchange, Sept. 17, 2018, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Service members, and BX staff, came together to celebrate 71 years of the heritage and air power of the United States Air Force.

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What a great night! We hope everyone had a good time at the Air Force Ball on Saturday.

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Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., (Sept. 15, 2018) - A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket carrying NASA's Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) spacecraft lifted off from Space Launch Complex-2 on Sept. 15, at 6:02 a.m. PDT. This marks the final mission of the Delta II rocket, which first launched on Feb. 14, 1989, and launched 155 times including ICESat-2.

#ULA #DeltaII #NASA

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Team Vandenberg successfully launched a Delta II rocket carrying NASAs ICESat-2 payload from Space Launch Complex-2 here, Saturday, September 15, at 6:02 a.m. PDT.

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We're a go! One minute until launch, get ready!

I know you are all eagerly waiting for this launch; due to temperature issues on the second stage the launch has been shifted to 6:02 a.m.

Here's a little sneak peak for all of you who are up with us!

A ULA Delta II rocket carrying NASA's ICESat-2 spacecraft stands poised for launch. T-minus 30 minutes!

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Who else is up for this 5:46 a.m. historic, Delta II launching!? Grab your coffee and your binoculars everyone, t-minus 60 minutes!

Guess what, team! We are t-minus 16 hours out from the last Delta II launch, ever! See you all before the sun rises tomorrow morning, ready to see this launch take off at 5:46 a.m.!

If you can't join us, tune into https://www/ulalaunch.com/missions/delta-ii-icesat-2 for updates on the launch and a live feed!

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Great job 1st Lt. Daniel Smith on forecasting weather at the NASA media brief for launch day. Here's what he forecasted:
Visibility: 2-3 miles
Wind:10-15 knots
Temperature: 52-57 degrees fahrenheit.
Weather: The weather will be foggy, so visibility will be low.

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The new and improved Pacific Coast Café had its grand opening today, September 13. Vandenberg's 30th Force Support Squadron requested to spend $400,000 in Feburary of 2018 to renovate the existing dining room, and today the vision became a reality!

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The prelaunch briefing for ICESat-2 will begin in 30 mins at 1 p.m PDT. Don’t forget to livestream the event here: https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive

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Hey Team V! Catch more information about the launch from NASA ICE experts today at 1 p.m. PDT where you will also see our very own 1st Lt Daniel Smith, a Launch Weather Officer, give the forecast for the launch! The link is the description below!

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#WildlifeWednesday A Western Fence Lizard poses for a photo on base. These lizards can be found all over Vandenberg sunbathing or hunting for prey.

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