Articles Tagged With ‘Vandenberg Air Force Base’

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)

Investigators estimate Vandenberg pot at $2.8 million

Department of Homeland Security investigators have estimated the value of the marijuana that operators of a panga boat left on a Vandenberg Air Force Base beach last week at nearly $2.8 million. [Santa Maria Times] Vandenberg personnel discovered an overturned... (Continue reading)

$1 million in pot discovered at Vandenberg Air Force Base

The United States Air Force received a million dollar donation Thursday in marijuana. [Lompoc Record] Vandenberg Air Force Base personnel discovered an overturned panga boat and at least $1 million of marijuana around 1 p.m. Thursday just north of Wall... (Continue reading)

Man killed by shark near Vandenberg Air Force Base

A shark attacked a 38-year-old man who was surfing with friends off of Ocean Beach near Vandenberg Air Force Base earlier today. The man later died later from his injuries A friend of the victim witnessed the attack, pulled the... (Continue reading)

15 protesters arrested at Vandenberg

Vandenberg Air Force Base police arrested 15 protesters who trespassed onto federal property shortly before Saturday’s successful launch of an unarmed Minuteman III ballistic missile. Those arrested said they were peacefully protesting “anti-nuclear missile defense.” Vandenberg officials will release more... (Continue reading)

NPP educator launch conference, event photos

This educational program provided over 100 participants from around the nation with a personal tour of the NASA Mission Director Center, close-up viewing of the powerful Delta-II launch vehicle on the launch pad before and during launch as well as... (Continue reading)

Nazis, Nukes, and the Bible: Vandenberg to stop mixing the three

For two decades Vandenberg’s officers’ training on how to launch nuclear weapons  included instruction on the morality of war with the aid of quotes from the Bible and a former Nazi SS officer. [Truthout] The ethics briefing ended abruptly after... (Continue reading)

Central Coast STEM Education Forum, event photos

What does Lieutenant General Susan Helms, Commander of the 14th Air Force, Commander of the Joint Functional Component Command for Space at Vandenberg AFB and a former NASA astronaut have in common with high school student, Dustin Wyke? Both spoke... (Continue reading)

Endeavour Education Center and NASA Educator Resource Center move, photos

The Endeavour Education Center and the Central Coast’s only NASA Educator Resource Center, are now located at Vandenberg Middle School of the Lompoc Unified School District. Endeavour, an education non-profit dedicated to advancing STEM education within our K-12 schools, was... (Continue reading)