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Sun and warm weather provided ideal conditions for residents on Veterans Day as they honored former and active-duty military service members across the Central Coast.
Current and former military service members arrived at the Santa Maria Fairpark early Saturday morning to attend the Santa Barbara County Veterans Stand Down, which was held in-person this year after a drive-through event was held last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A ground-based interceptor missile successfully launched from North Vandenberg Space Force Base at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, according to base officials.
A U.S. Missile Defense Agency flight test of a ground-based interceptor missile is scheduled for launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sunday, base officials announced Thursday.
The test launch program is an operational test of an Air Force Global Strike Command ICBM, which is a part of the United States' nuclear weapons system, and helps the command evaluate the Minuteman III and gather data to keep the system effective.
Col. Anthony Mastalir, 30th Space Wing commander, waves during the Santa Barbara Veterans Day Parade Nov. 9, 2019, in Santa Barbara. Approxima…
Officials dressed in fatigues and pressed uniforms stood at attention inside a small room at the Pacific Club on Vandenberg Space Force Base Thursday and awaited the guest of honor: an 8-year-old German shepherd named Jewel, who retired with full honors as a military working dog.
On Dec. 20, 1977 the Honda Canyon Fire — fueled by hurricane-force winds — became a raging inferno that killed four people including installation commander Col. Joseph Turner, three Santa Barbara County firefighters and injured dozens more on Vandenberg Air Force Base.
Vandenberg Air Force Base formally changed its name Friday during an outdoor and socially-distanced ceremony, to Vandenberg Space Force Base, and transitioned from the Air Force to the command of the U.S. Space Force, the military's newest branch.