Vandenberg Air Force Base

Vandenberg Air Force Base

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A historical cornucopia ranging from the native tribal lands and ranch living to infantry training grounds and missile launch site, the location currently know as Vandenberg Air Force Base has held a 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 States' space and missile program. Showcasing over 1,900 launches since 1957, Vandenberg put the world's first photo reconnaissance (spy) satellite into orbit and is the only launch location for America's operational intercontinental ballistic missile force. Within Vandenberg's lands are ancient rock drawing from the native Chumash tribe, hundreds of species of plants, insects, and animals, and untouched beaches -- protected and thriving under the military's stewardship of the lands. Within these pages are stories and photographs that highlight Vandenberg Air Force Base's legacy as the free world's first missile base--Back cover
Publisher: Charleston, South Carolina : Arcadia Publishing, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781467132091
Characteristics: 127 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm


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