Vandenberg Air Force Base

Vandenberg Air Force Base

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A historical cornucopia ranging from native tribal lands and ranch living to infantry training grounds and missile launch site, the location currently known as Vandenberg Air Force Base has held an amazing legacy that continues today. Stretching over 45 miles of pristine California coastline and covering over 99, 000 acres, the base has been the vanguard for the United Statesa€™ space and missile program. Showcasing over 1, 900 launches since 1957, Vandenberg put the worlda€™s first photoreconnaissance (spy) satellite into orbit and is the only launch location for Americaa€™s operational intercontinental ballistic missile force. Within Vandenberga€™s lands are ancient rock drawings from the native Chumash tribe, hundreds of species of plants, insects, and animals, and untouched beachesa€”protected and thriving under the militarya€™s stewardship of the lands. Within these pages are stories and photographs that highlight Vandenberg Air Force Basea€™s legacy as the free worlda€™s first missile base.... Vandenberga#39;s occupants and distilling them into context (and humor) for generations to learn from. As a story keeper, his wisdom stretches into decades before his time as Minuteman maintenance non-commissioned officer and a€œPad Daddya€anbsp;...

Title:Vandenberg Air Force Base
Author: Joseph T. Page II
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing - 2014-12-01

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