VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base will be renamed as a U.S. Space Force Base.
The name will be changed to Vandenberg Space Force Base during a Friday afternoon ceremony on the parade field.
The sprawling Central Coast base tests ballistic missiles and conducts orbital launches for defense, science and commercial purposes.
The Space Force was created as the sixth uniformed military branch in 2019 during the Trump administration.
Personnel assigned to the Air Force Space Command were reassigned to the Space Force, ending its Air Force lineage.
Vandenberg’s host unit, the 30th Space Wing, will be redesignated Space Launch Delta 30.