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Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide


Our Military

  VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE Location Vandenberg Air Force Base is on the central coast of California, near Lompoc and Santa Maria in northern Santa Barbara County. Lompoc, 11 miles from base, is the closest town. In driving terms, it’s 160 miles northwest of Los Angeles on Highway 101; 1,600


  Welcome to the American Riviera! Santa Barbara County, between Los Angeles (approximately 100 miles to the south) and San Francisco (approximately 300 miles to the north), is home to beautiful landscapes; a great climate for living, playing and working; and a culture that is diverse in almost every way.

Getting To & Around

  Most ground travel in Santa Barbara County is north or south, with the occasional crossover on an east-west state route. U.S. 101, the sole federal highway, is supplemented by nine state routes including State Route 1, the storied Pacific Coast Highway. Pacific Ocean surf forms the county’s western boundary,

Housing & Real Estate

  From the urban-chic city of Santa Barbara to the Old West towns of Santa Ynez, Los Olivos, Los Alamos and Ballard, and from Montecito, the city cherished by celebrities and those who can afford to live in one of the nation’s wealthiest ZIP codes, to the Danish Capital of

Employment & Economy

  Bracketed north and south by Santa Maria and Santa Barbara, cities named after two heavenly ladies, Santa Barbara County is a natural site for Vandenberg Air Force Base, whose space and missile programs, rocket men and women have ruled Western skies since the late 1950s. From the first test

Health Care

  There are many health care services in the Santa Barbara area for military, civilians and veterans, though implementation of the Affordable Care Act may change established insurance options. Visit for information on open enrollment for health care coverage under the national Affordable Care Act. Go to for

Family Resources

  Picking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially when kids and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier. Local government websites are valuable resources for newcomers to the Santa Barbara County because

Education & Academics

  For those moving to a new location, it’s important to know what educational options are available. This chapter outlines the public schools system in the County of Santa Barbara, along with information about local libraries and higher education. There are private schools, charter schools and home schooling available to

Family Resources

Picking up from one place and moving to another is always stressful, especially when kids and pets are involved. Knowing who to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier.


  Arts, culture, entertainment, outdoor recreation, food, drink and shopping are wildly abundant in Santa Barbara County. Lose yourself in the music and majesty of the Santa Barbara Opera, observe wild animals and learn about their habitats at the Santa Barbara Zoo, walk the decks like a seasoned sailor at


30th Force Support Squadron

Dining Life & Leisure Education Family Airman & Family Readiness Center (805) 606-0039 Welcome! Make the A&FRC your first and frequent stop during your VAFB tour. You will be introduced to your unit Community Readiness Consultant(s) for assistance in all of our core services/programs. Help yourself to a wide variety

Vandenberg Family Housing

To view all of our upcoming events, please visit our Facebook Events page: Recreation At Vandenberg AFB, Balfour Beatty Communities has a variety of recreational amenities and opportunities to enjoy. You will find these amenities located throughout the community in areas from open space for team activities to shaded spaces
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