Vandenberg Air Force Base to be renamed Space Force Base

first_imgVandenberg’s host unit, the 30th Space Wing, will be redesignated Space Launch Delta 30, under Space Operations Command. Vandenberg was originally established in 1941 as Camp Cooke, an Army garrison for tank, infantry and artillery training. HomeBriefsVandenberg Air Force Base to be renamed Space Force Base May. 15, 2021 at 1:00 pmBriefsNewsVandenberg Air Force Base to be renamed Space Force BaseGuest Author4 weeks agoNo tags California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base will be renamed as a U.S. Space Force Base. “Redesignating Air Force installations as Space Force installations is critical to establishing a distinct culture and identity for the Space Force,” a base statement said. The name will be changed to Vandenberg Space Force Base during an afternoon ceremony on the parade field at the sprawling base on the state’s Central Coast, which tests ballistic missiles and conducts orbital launches for defense, science and commercial purposes. The Space Force was created 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 Force, ending its Air Force lineage. Its geographical location made it ideal for missile tests and launches into polar orbit. During the Cold War, it was redesignated as Cooke Air Force Base and then Vandenberg in honor of Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg, the second chief of staff of the Air Force. Associated Pressshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentCar flips in crash on I-10 freeway slowing trafficBrush fire above Pacific Palisades prompts Topanga evacuationsYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press8 hours agoBriefsCalifornia State Treasurer Fiona Ma to Speak at Online Santa Monica College Commencement Ceremony June 25Guest Author8 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press15 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press15 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson15 hours agolast_img read more