09/21/2016 - Crews are working to surround a wildfire at a central California Air Force base before it threatens heavily used launch pads used to send satellites into space. The blaze at Vandenberg Air Force Base was 20 percent contained on Tuesday.
21st Space Operations Squadron (21 SOPS) is a satellite control unit of the 50th Network Operations Group of the United States Air Force located at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. It formerly operated Onizuka Air Force Station.The mission of the 21st Space Operations Squadron is to plan and conduct specialized communications for a wide spectrum of Department of Defense, allied, civilian and national space systems.
Vintage Telephone Ad - General Telephone Electronics Vandenberg Air Force Base - GTE Gen Tel Rotary Phone - Illustration Print Wall Decor
Vintage 1960's General Telephone and Electronics ( Gen Tel or GT&E ) ad. " Teamed for defense " this ad partners with Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and shows a blue rotary dial phone with a Vandenberg AFB hat and a scale model of an Atlas type missile Original page out of a 1962 magazine, not a copy or reprint. Page measures approximately 10" x 6 3/4" and is in wonderful vintage condition. " An alert defense depends on communication!" This will be placed in a protective sleeve and shipped well protected in a cardboard reinforced manila envelope via USPS First Class Mail. I am happy to combine shipping and several paper items will ship for the same cost as only one! Happy Shopping! Please visit me at my other Etsy shop zippitydoodle, zippitydoodle.etsy.com - more vintage goodies for your home and office!
In this Monday, September 19, 2016 photo, a fire burns several miles behind Space Launch Complex-3, housing the Atlas V rocket & WorldView 4 satellite, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, Crews are working to surround the wildfire at the central California Air Force base that forced the postponement of a weekend satellite launch. The blaze has expanded to the south as it grew to more than 16 square miles.
Surf Beach is located just west of Lompoc California in Santa Barbara County adjacent to Vandenberg Air Force Base. It has an Amtrak Station there and you can actually buy tickets and board a train there from their outdoor kiosk. Just a mile or so south of Sur Beach is Hondo Point, not all that easy to find on the maps anymore, was the sight of the Honda Point Disaster. ... Click on the image to read more.