Welcome to Vandenberg AFB

Vandenburg is a United States military installation with a spaceport in Santa Barbara County, California. The base was originally established in 1941 as the U. S Army’s Camp Cooke. The facility originally served as a training center for infantry troops through World War II and the Korean War. By 1957, the base was transferred to the U.S. Air Force and became a space and ballistic missile test facility. Vandenburg Air Force Base was renamed in 1958 in honor of General Hoyt S. Vandenburg who was the second chief of staff of the Air Force and an early advocate for space and missile operations. The base covers 98,000 acres of which 85 percent is undeveloped land. It is an excellent location for test firings of strategic missile weapons systems due to its remote location and proximity to the coast. Vandenburg is still the only military installation in the United States that launches unmanned government and commercial satellites into polar orbit. Vandenburg is home to the 14th Air Force, the 30th Space Wing, and the 381st Training Group as well as others. With the creation of the Joint Functional Component Command for Space, the base is taking on a variety of new roles.

Weather in the Vandenburg Air Force Base area tends to be hot in the summer with temperatures in the 80s and very cold in the winter with the temperatures in the 30s. Annual rainfall in the area is 34 inches with the wettest month being May. July is also the warmest month, and January is the coldest. Local housing options are available nearby in cities such as Los Alamos, Mission Hills, and Lompoc. In 1972, Vandenburg was selected as the West Coast Space Shuttle launch and landing site, but it has not been used as such. The Space and Missile Heritage Center is located on Vandenburg and displays artifacts and memorabilia regarding the evolution of missile and spacecraft activity. The facility is open to the public.
 
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Welcome to DoD Housing Network. We provide the resources for you to make an educated housing decision upon your PCS arrival to Vandenberg AFB. Whether you decide to stay on base in Vandenberg AFB housing or use your basic allowance for housing (BAH) to rent or purchase a home in the community surrounding Vandenberg AFB, our relocation tools will help you make the right choice. Feel free to browse the homes for rent, homes for sale by owner (FSBO) and featured real estate, as well as the local businesses that work with Vandenberg AFB inbound soldiers and their families. Our goal at DoD Housing Network is to help you better understand Vandenberg AFB and the surrounding communities, neighborhoods and activities. If you need temporary lodging upon your arrival to Vandenberg AFB please visit our lodging section with available hotels close to base. Please note DoD Housing Network is not a government sponsored website.

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