Vandenberg Air Force Base to be renamed Space Force Base

During the afternoon ceremony at the parade ground on the massive base on the state’s Central Coast, the name was changed to the Vandenberg Space Force Base, which tests ballistic missiles and launches orbital for defense, science and commercial purposes.

The Space Force was formed as the sixth uniformed military branch in 2019 during the administration of former President Donald Trump. Personnel assigned to the Air Force Space Command were reassigned to the Space Army, ending the Air Force’s lineage.

A base statement stated, “Redesigning Air Force installations as Space Force installations is critical to establishing a different culture and identity for the Space Force.”

Vandenberg’s host unit, the 30th Space Wing, is being renamed the Space Launch Delta 30 under the Space Operations Command.

Vandenberg was originally founded in 1941 as Camp Cook, an army garrison for tank, infantry and artillery training.

Its geographical location made it ideal for missile tests and launch in polar orbit. During the Cold War, it was re-labeled Cook Air Force Base and then Vandenberg in honor of General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, the second Chief of Staff of the Air Force.

During the afternoon ceremony at the parade ground on the massive base on the state’s Central Coast, the name was changed to the Vandenberg Space Force Base, which tests ballistic missiles and launches orbital for defense, science and commercial purposes.

The Space Force was formed as the sixth uniformed military branch in 2019 during the administration of former President Donald Trump. Personnel assigned to the Air Force Space Command were reassigned to the Space Army, ending the Air Force’s lineage.

“The redesign of Air Force installations as space force installations is critical to establishing a distinct culture and identity for the space force,” a base statement said.

Vandenberg’s host unit, the 30th Space Wing, is being renamed the Space Launch Delta 30 under the Space Operations Command.

Vandenberg was originally founded in 1941 as Camp Cook, an army garrison for tank, infantry and artillery training.

Its geographical location made it ideal for missile tests and launch in polar orbit. During the Cold War, it was re-labeled Cook Air Force Base and then Vandenberg in honor of General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, the second Chief of Staff of the Air Force.

The name will be changed to the Vandenberg Space Force Base during the afternoon ceremony at the parade ground on the massive base on the state’s Central Coast, which tests ballistic missiles and launches orbital for defense, science and commercial purposes.

The Space Force was formed as the sixth uniformed military branch in 2019 during the administration of former President Donald Trump. Personnel assigned to the Air Force Space Command were reassigned to the Space Army, ending the Air Force’s lineage.

“The redesign of Air Force installations as space force installations is critical to establishing a distinct culture and identity for the space force,” a base statement said.

Vandenberg’s host unit, the 30th Space Wing, will be redesigned the Space Launch Delta 30 under Space Operations Command.

Vandenberg was originally founded in 1941 as Camp Cook, an army garrison for tank, infantry and artillery training.
Its geographical location made it ideal for missile tests and launch in polar orbit. During the Cold War, it was re-designated as Cook Air Force Base and then Vandenberg in honor of General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, the second Chief of Staff of the Air Force.

During the afternoon ceremony at the parade ground on the massive base on the state’s Central Coast, the name was changed to the Vandenberg Space Force Base, which tests ballistic missiles and launches orbital for defense, science and commercial purposes.

The Space Force was formed as the sixth uniformed military branch in 2019 during the administration of former President Donald Trump. Personnel assigned to the Air Force Space Command were reassigned to the Space Army, ending the Air Force’s lineage.

“The redesign of Air Force installations as space force installations is critical to establishing a distinct culture and identity for the space force,” a base statement said.

Vandenberg’s host unit, the 30th Space Wing, is being renamed the Space Launch Delta 30 under Space Operations Command.

Vandenberg was originally founded in 1941 as Camp Cook, an army garrison for tank, infantry and artillery training.

Its geographical location made it ideal for missile tests and launch in polar orbit. During the Cold War, it was re-labeled Cook Air Force Base and then Vandenberg in honor of General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, the second Chief of Staff of the Air Force.

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