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Vandenberg Air Force Base

Titan IV Centaur rocket launch from Space Launch Complex-4 East, Vandenberg AFB, 19 October 2005
Military structure
NameVandenberg Air Force Base
Part ofAir Force Space Command (AFSC)
Built1941
In use1957-Present
Controlled by 
Garrison
30th Space Wing (USAF)

Vandenberg Air Force Base

Airport information
IATAVBG
ICAOKVBG
FAAVBG
Elevation112 m (369 ft)

Vandenberg Air Force Base

Administration
Full nameVandenberg Air Force Base
Official nameVandenberg Air Force Base
Settlement typecensus-designated place
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountySanta Barbara
Geography
Total Area22.121 sq mi (57.3 km2)
Land Area22.034 sq mi (57.1 km2)
Water Area0.087 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation512 ft (156.1 m)
Demography
Total Population3338 (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zonePacific (PST) (UTC-8)
- Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature ID2409501

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Vandenberg Air Force Base is a United States Air Force Base, located approximately 9.2 mi (14.8 km) northwest of Lompoc, California. It is under the jurisdiction of the 30th Space Wing, Air Force Space Command (AFSC).

Vandenberg AFB is a Department of Defense space and missile testing base, with a mission of placing satellites into polar orbit from the West Coast, using expendable boosters (Pegasus, Taurus, Minotaur, Atlas V and Delta IV). Wing personnel also support the Service's LGM-30G Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Force Development Evaluation program.

The base is named in honor of former Air Force Chief of Staff General Hoyt S. Vandenberg.


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