Vandenberg Air Force Base

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Air Force Space Command

Vandenberg Air Force Base (IATA: VBGICAO: KVBGFAA LID: VBG) is a United States military installation with a spaceport, in Santa Barbara County, California, United States. It is also a census-designated place (CDP) with a population of 6,151 as of the 2000 census. The base is named in honor of former Air Force Chief of Staff General Hoyt S. Vandenberg.

Vandenberg is home to the 14th Air Force, 30th Space Wing, 381st Training Group, the Western Launch and Test Range (WLTR), and elements of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, and is responsible for satellite launches for military and commercial organizations, as well as testing of intercontinental ballistic missiles, including the Minuteman III ICBMs. Vandenberg is assuming new roles with the creation of the Joint Functional Component Command for Space (JFCC SPACE).

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