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Vandenberg Afb, CA

Vandenberg Afb, CA


Vandenberg Afb, CA

What you need to know about moving to Vandenberg AFB

Vandenberg AFB is located a little over 9 miles northwest of Lompoc, California and is under the jurisdiction of the 30th Space Wing. This base is designed for managing the Department of Defense, missile testing, and placing satellites into polar orbit. After moving to Vandenberg AFB you’ll be a part of a team where their vision is in having “America’s finest airmen delivering unrivaled space power at the gateway to space.”

Vandenberg AFB offers a variety of services on base

When moving to Vandenberg AFB, all service members and their families are offered a diverse grouping of services designed to make military life a little easier and more enjoyable. Here’s a list of just a few of the services offered right on base:

  • Natural Knead Massages – why a do you need a knead massage? Because, life is stressful and therapeutic massages help promote a healthy body.
  • Auto Hobby Shop – this state-of-the-art facility comes complete with plenty of storage and a knowledgeable staff for assistance on all of your automobile projects.
  • Fitness Center – physical activity is important for everyone; at the fitness center, all members will find trainers, cardiovascular and weight training, and intramural sports teams.
  • Arts and Crafts – designed specifically for indoor recreation; its here you can learn new life skills and make new friends while creating personal works of art in wood shop, laser/metal engraving, and embroidery classes.
  • Outdoor Recreation – outdoor activities are created for members to enjoy the beautiful terrain of the Vandenberg AFB. Take time to go hiking, bike riding, and sailing all while enjoying the amazing central coast.

This list is only the tip of the ice berg; Vandenberg AFB has an almost endless list of services and activities that are sure to benefit the lives of all the base’s residents.

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Moving to Vandenberg AFB – the local area

Vandenberg AFB is located a short distance from Lompoc, California and is a short drive away from cities like Santa Maria and Santa Barbara. Lompoc (population 42,434) is a city in Santa Barbara County surrounded by the Ynez Mountains, the Pacific Ocean, and the ranches of northern Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. Vandenberg AFB is the strongest contributor to Lompoc’s overall economy; however, wine production and wine tourism comprises the ever-expanding agricultural sector of the Lompoc economy.

Santa Maria, California is most notable for its variety of barbecued meat, especially tri-tipped steak “Santa Maria Style.” Combined with Lompoc, Los Alamos, and Santa Ynez Valleys, Santa Maria is a part of the Santa Barbara Wine Country – one of the nation’s largest wine-producing regions.

Santa Barbara, along with its Mediterranean climate, downtown beaches, and Spanish architecture is one of the country’s most popular tourist and resort destinations. It also has a well-established education sector with higher learning institutions like:

  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Westmont College
  • Antioch University
  • The Brooks Institute of Photography

After moving to Vandenberg AFB, take time to enjoy the natural beauty surrounding the base and its local communities. The area offers an infinite amount of opportunities for any outdoor adventure and adventurer.

Helpful Resources when moving to Vandenberg AFB

Base Website
Base Guide
News for the Base
Welcome Info

The service center for Vandenberg Afb, CA is located in Pico Rivera, CA.

Information about Vandenberg Afb, CA

Est. Population: 8136
County: Santa Barbara
Latitude: 34.7667
Longitude: -120.5333
Zip Codes: 93437