30th Security Forces Squadron

30TH SECURITY FORCES SQUADRON (30 SFS)

Mission: Safeguard Ballistic Missile and Space Launch Assets, Provide Exceptional Police Services for the Vandenberg Community and Promote a unit environment of Professionalism and Esprit de Corps.

Contact the Security Forces Control Center at (805) 606-3911 or DSN: 276-3911

Security Forces at Vandenberg have one of the most unique missions in the entire Air Force. The daily defense of active Space Launch and Ballistic Missile launch facilities and vehicles at the Air Force’s third largest installation.

Installation Gate Entry Control Hours:
Main Gate:
24 Hours
South Gate: 24 Hours
Solvang Gate: 24 Hours
Utah Gate: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Lompoc Gate: 6 a.m. to 7 a.m.

Contact the Visitor Control Center:
(805) 606-7662 or DSN: 276-7662

Visitor Center Hours: Open 7 days a week 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Visitor Control Center: We are located on the corner of Highway 1 and California Blvd. at the entrance to Vandenberg AFB. We prepare and issue over 80,000 AF Form 75’s (Temporary Visitor Passes), annually. We coordinate access for over 75 contractors, companies, vendors, and visitors, including NASA, Lockheed Martin, and Boeing, in support of mission requirements

Processing Procedures: Visitors can be vouched on to the installation by permanent party personnel or cleared contractors. Visitors also can obtain entry by having their sponsor meet them at the Visitor Control Center located just outside the main gate.

Resource Protection: VAFB Resource Protection Mission is to promote safeguarding of Air Force property by reducing the opportunity for theft or terrorism and to promote crime prevention by ensuring everyone safeguards government property. This places heavy reliance on the Air Force Installation Security Program. By their very nature, nonnuclear munitions, explosives, and high value one of kind resources are the stock of the trade of the satellite and test launch programs and are the heart of our resource protection program. By supplementing individual efforts in a coordinated base program with judicious use of physical protective aids and manpower, we provide a degree of protection equal to the threat.

Administration and Reports: The Reports and Analysis section is the focal point for collecting all criminal incidents, accident reports and vehicle citations that takes place on Vandenberg AFB. We provide requested information and background checks to our customers within the legal rim of information allowable according to regulations and the Information Act. Through contacts with Federal and State Law Enforcement agencies, we provide commanders with administrative products to sustain a secure environment, positive community relations, and ready deployable forces in order to serve and protect our nation and community.

Point of Contact
30th SW Public Affairs
(805) 606-3595
DSN 276-3595

Updated on 04/24/2009

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, James A. Cody, and 30th Mission Support Group leaders, look to the sky to watch a demonstration flight of the Raven-B Digital Data Link, July 8, 2014, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The Raven-B/DDL is an unmanned aerial vehicle operated by the 30th Security Forces Squadron and Vandenberg is the only stateside base with a Raven mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Michael Peterson/Released)

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, James A. Cody, watches a demonstration flight of the Raven-B Digital Data Link, July 8, 2014, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The Raven-B/DDL is an unmanned aerial vehicle operated by the 30th Security Forces Squadron and Vandenberg is the only stateside base with a Raven mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Michael Peterson/Released)

Members of the 30th Security Forces Squadron render a 21 gun salute during the Police Week Closing Ceremony, May 16, 2014, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. This year Staff Sgt. Todd Lobraico was honored as his name was added among those who gave their lives in the line of duty. Lobraico, lost his life while deployed in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Tyrona Lawson/Released)

Senior Airman Devin Dotson, 30th Security Force Squadron commander’s support staff, is silhouetted as he lights a ceremonial candle during a vigil, May 15, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The ceremony was part of National Police Week and commenced with SFS members conducting a 24-hour guard of the vigil and transitioned to the reading of 120 names of those killed in the line of duty, including ten civilian officers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shane Phipps/Released)

Guests gather for a 24-hour vigil and candle-lighting ceremony, May 15, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. As part of National Police Week, Airmen with the 30th Security Forces Squadron remembered their fallen comrades during the vigil. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shane Phipps/Released)

Senior Airman Devin Dotson, 30th Security Force Squadron commander’s support staff, prepares to light ceremonial candles during a vigil, May 15, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Although police week consists of numerous events aiming to celebrate those who paid the ultimate price, this particular observance is a source of immense pride for the 30th SFS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shane Phipps/Released)

Range safety officer SSgt Daniel Kane, 30th Security Forces Squadron patrolman, directs a competitor towards his next shot of a shooting course during the Law Enforcement Pistol Shoot event May 13, 2014, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The pistol shoot was open to all military and local law enforcement officers as part of a National Police Week celebration at Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo by Michael Peterson/Released)

An empty bullet casing is ejected as Tech. Sgt. Ian Ramirez, 30th Security Forces Squadron noncommissioned officer in-charge of supply, fires a round during a shooting challenge at the Law Enforcement Pistol Shoot event May 13, 2014, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The pistol shoot was open to all military and local law enforcement officers as part of a National Police Week celebration at Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo by Michael Peterson/Released)

Staff Sgt. Henry Edwards III, 30th Security Forces Squadron military working dog trainer and handler, goes through obedience training with his dog Blecki, April 29, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Edwards came back from his second deployment and Blecki has been on three deployments within the past three years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Yvonne Morales/Released)

Staff Sgt. Daniel Kane, 30th Security Forces Squadron patrolman, begins his walkthrough demonstration of the timed shooting course during the Law Enforcement Pistol Shoot event May 13, 2014, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The pistol shoot was open to all military and local law enforcement officers as part of a National Police Week celebration at Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo by Michael Peterson/Released)

Members of the 30th Security Forces Squadron participated a parade on the afternoon of May 12 in honor of National Police Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by/Staff Sgt. Erica Picariello)

Members of the 30th Security Forces Squadron participated a parade on the afternoon of May 12 in honor of National Police Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by/Staff Sgt. Erica Picariello)

Blecki, 30th Security Forces Squadron military working dog, searches a vehicle for explosives, April 29, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Random anti-terrorism measures are conducted every day to help keep the base safe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Yvonne Morales/Released)

Staff Sgt. Henry Edwards III, 30th Security Forces Squadron military working dog trainer and handler, and his dog Blecki check identification, April 29, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Random anti-terrorism measures are conducted every day to help keep the base safe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Yvonne Morales/Released)

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