Saturday, February 24 , 2018, 9:43 am | Fair 53º

 
 
 
 

Local News

Vandenberg Air Force Base Representatives Fan Out for Veterans Day in Santa Barbara County

Representatives of Vandenberg Air Force Base will participate in various Veterans Day ceremonies Tuesday in Santa Barbara County.

The ceremonies, which have been organized by local veterans groups and other organizations, are scheduled to start at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

At the ceremony planned for the Goleta Valley Community Center, 5679 Hollister Ave., Air Force Col. Melanie Prince, commander of VAFB’s 30th Medical Group, will participate.

In the North County, Col. Shahnaz Punjani, 30th Launch Group commander, will speak during a ceremony planned for the Santa Maria Cemetery, on College Drive between Battles and Stowell roads.

Orcutt’s Pine Grove Cemetery, on Bradley Road south of Rice Ranch Road, will be the site for a ceremony where Col. Marc Del Rosario, 30th Operations Group commander, is scheduled to speak.

In Solvang, Navy Rear Adm. Brian Brown from the Joint Functional Component Command for Space will speak during the commemoration at the Solvang Veterans Memorial Hall, 1745 Mission Drive.

The Lompoc ceremony, planned for the Veterans Memorial Building, will include Col. Shane Clark, vice commander of the 30th Space Wing.

At the Guadalupe Cemetery’s flagpole, veterans and other will gather for a ceremony with Col. Todd Schollars, 30th Mission Support Group

In southern San Luis Obispo County, retired Army Lt. Col. David Kramer will participate in a ceremony at the Pismo Beach Pier. He works as a civilian at Vandenberg.

Additionally, Col. Keith Balts, 30th Space Wing commander, rode in the Santa Barbara Veterans Parade on Sunday. 

Noozhawk North County editor Janene Scully can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Follow Noozhawk on Twitter: @noozhawk, @NoozhawkNews and @NoozhawkBiz. Connect with Noozhawk on Facebook.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click here to get started >

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.



Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >