Posts Tagged ‘Vandenberg Air Force Base’


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Spacecraft on secret mission to land at Vandenberg

An unmanned U.S. Air Force spacecraft on a classified mission is expected to land at Vandenberg Air Force Base, possibly as soon as this week. [Pacific Coast Business Times] The Boeing-built X-37B robotic space plane launched on a rocket from... (Continue reading)

Central Coast beaches closed after multiple shark attacks

Three shark attacks in two days have led to the closure of Surf, Minuteman and Wall beaches in Santa Barbara County. On Thursday, an 8 to 10 foot shark attacked a surfer near Vandenberg Air Force Base. The shark scraped... (Continue reading)

Vandenberg launches carbon dioxide measuring satellite

An unmanned rocket carrying a satellite to study carbon dioxide was successfully launched early Wednesday morning from Vandenberg Air Force Base. At a cost of $468 million, the mission is to collect global measurements of carbon dioxide levels in the... (Continue reading)

Picketers protest cost of Vandenberg missile launch

A group of people upset about the high cost of the United States’ ground-based missile defense program protested this weekend at Vandenberg Air Force Base. [KSBY] Launched in 2004 by the George W Bush administration, the program has already cost... (Continue reading)

Mystery military device spurs evacuation of Solvang

Between 500 and 700 homes and business in Solvang faced evacuation orders Wednesday after an unknown military device appeared in the city’s business district. [KSBY] The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possibly explosive device, described... (Continue reading)

Vandenberg protester bucks Supreme Court, gets arrested

One week after the Supreme Court ruled that antiwar activist Dennis Apel could not protest along a stretch of Highway 1 that is located on the Vandenberg Air Force Base, Appel returned to the spot Wednesday and was arrested along... (Continue reading)

Vandenberg Air Force base involved in drug probe

An Air Force investigation into illegal drug has expanded to include officers at Vandenberg Air Force Base on the Central Coast of California. [WITN] U.S. Air Force officials are investigating 10 officers – nine lieutenants and one captain – at... (Continue reading)

Vandenberg launches rocket with secret payload

A rocket with a secret payload launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base late Thursday night. [NBC 13] The 19-story-tall Atlas V rocket launched around 11:15 p.m. Thursday and headed toward low-Earth orbit. It is unknown what is onboard, but the... (Continue reading)

Air Force considering tapping oil offshore from Vandenberg

The U.S. Air Force is considering leasing portions of Vandenberg Air Force Base to private oil companies for extraction of offshore oil and gas with land-based drills. [LATimes] If approved, it will be the first new offshore lease in state... (Continue reading)

Search suspended for missing Vandenberg airman

The Coast Guard suspended its search for a Vandenberg airman who went missing Sunday while diving east of Key Biscayne in Florida. [CBS Miami] Major Jeffrey Vincent, 39, is a reservist from the 9th Space Operations Squadron at Vandenberg Air... (Continue reading)



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