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6. USSF / CFSCC / Vandenberg airbase

Last modified: 03 Apr 2021

Country: United States    Region: Calif.

Locale: Lompoc

Latitude: 34° 44' 14" N     Longitude: -121° 24' 57" E

Area use / Military Branches: ACTIVE


Vandenberg airbase, Lompoc Calif.
- USSF / Hq Combined Force Space Component Command CSCC) This is a US–led multinational subordinate command under USSF responsible for tactical control and planning global space operations. CSCC includes 4 centers:
-- Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC) at Vandenberg airbase (former 614th Air Ops Center) with a Combat Operations Division (COD); a Strategy and Plans Division (SPD); an Operational Assessments (OA), a Joint Space Tasking Orders (JSTO) dept, an Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Division (ISRD); 614th Combat Training Squadron (614 CTS); 614th Air and Space Communications Squadron (614 ACOMS) and a Commercial Integration Cell (CIC).

The other 3 centers are dislocated
(MWC), at Cheyenne Mountain air Station, Colorado
(JOPC), at Buckley airbase, Colorado
(JNWC), at Kirtland airbase, New Mexico

- USSF / Space Delta 5. Responsible for preparing, presenting, and fighting assigned and attached forces to conduct operational-level command and control (C2). It provides the majority of the forces and the structure for the Combined Space Operations Center.
Structure (all at Vandenberg airbase):
-- Combat Operations Division
-- Strategy and Plans Division
-- Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Division
-- Satellite Communications Integrated Operations Division
-- 614th Combat Training Squadron
-- 614th Air and Space Communications Squadron
-- 9th Combat Operations Squadron (AFRES)

- USSF / 30 Space Wing (SW) responsible for all space launch ops from the west coast, The 30th SW also supports test and evaluation launches of the USAF ICBM force.
Sturcture (all Vandenberg airbase): 30th Ops; 30th Mission Support and 30th Medical Groups.

Former army camp Cooke (1941-1953). Cooke Air Force Base (1956-1958) Renamed Vandenberg Airbase 1959 for ballistic missile testing. Former units 704th Strategic Missile Wing 1957 - 1959. 576 Misslie Sq (MS), 644 MS, 672 MS, 854 MS, 865 MS, 866 MS.

- HQ 14th Air Force which is responsible for organization, training, equipping, command and control (C2), and employment of Air Force space forces to support operational plans and missions for U.S. combatant commanders and air component commanders. 14 AF is the sole numbered air force for space, serving as an operational space force provider for the Joint Force Space Component Command (JFSCC) and U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM).
- HQ 30 Space Wing (host) manages DoD space and missile testing and places satellites into near-polar orbits from the West Coast. Wing personnel also support USAF's Minuteman III ICBM force development T & E program with
-- 30 Ops Grp: Staffing, 30th Ops Suppt Sq (30 OSS); 30th Space Comms Sq (30 SCS), 2nd Range Ops Sq (2 ROPS), 1st Air & Space Test Sq (1 ASTS) and 4th Space Launch Sq (4 SLS)
-- 30 Mission Suppt Grp: 30th Civil Engineer Sq (30 CES), 30th Contracting Sq (30 CONS), 30th Force Suppt Sq (30 FSS), 30th Log Readiness Sq (30 LRS) and 30th Security Forces Sq (30 SFS)
- 381st Training Group provides initial ops and maintenance training for the space and missile forces. Most graduated students perform duties primarily with USSTRATCOM, Air Force Space Cmd, Air Mobility Cmd and Air Force Global Strike Cmd.
- 576th Flight Test Sq. USAF's only ICBM test squadron executing tests that accurately measure current and future capability of the ICBM force.
- 21st Space Operations Sq (Vandenberg detachment); operates the Ellison Onizuka Satellite Operations Facility (EOSOF) at Vandenberg the Global Positioning System Alternate Master Control Station and an AFSCN Remote Tracking Station (SEE: 6.Air Force Space Cmd - Schriever airbase for more GPS information).
-- Small supprting units: Civil Air Patrol; Area Defense Counsel and AFOSI

Active launch sites:
- 34°45′19″N 120°37′20″W / Space Launch Center 2W (1959 – present)
- 34°38′25″N 120°35′23″W / SLC 3E (1961 – present)
- 34°37′55″N 120°36′36″W / SLC 4E (1964 – present)
- 34°34′52″N 120°37′39″W / SLC 6 (1995 – present)
- 34°34′34″N 120°37′56″W / SLC 8 (2000 – present)
- 34°44′22″N 120°37′08″W / LC 576 E (1962 – 1964; 1998 – present)
- 34°50′46″N 120°34′52″W / LF-03 (former 394-A2) 394-A2 (1963), LF-03 (1964 – present)
- 34°51′32″N 120°36′24″W / LF-04 (former 394-A3) 394-A3 (1962 – 1963), LF-04 (1964 – present)
- 34°51′39″N 120°35′00″W / LCC-01 (former LF-10)
- 34°51′39″N 120°35′44″W / LF-21 (1965-present)
- 34°48′15″N 120°35′20″W / TP-83 (1983-present)

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Jack William, | 13. June 2020 18:07


Air Force is doing well in past few years and they are supporting the whole country. They are the one who protect us.

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