Vandenberg AFB
Lompoc, CA 93437, USA

RELOCATION/WELCOME GUIDE

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Information

Our Military

Location On California’s Central Coast, Vandenberg Air Force Base is near Lompoc and Santa Maria in northern Santa Barbara County with Lompoc, 11 miles from the base, being the closest town. For drivers, it’s 160 miles northwest of Los Angeles on U.S. Highway 101; 375 miles south of Sa

Welcome

Welcome to the American Riviera! Santa Barbara County, between Los Angeles (about 100 miles to the south) and San Francisco (about 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

Enjoy the convenience of on-base living with Vandenberg Family Homes. Base living has never been easier or more comfortable. Vandenberg Family Homes offers contemporary homes in a community where you’ll be surrounded by support from other military members and their families. The community offers move-in ready two-, three- and four-bedroom

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 missile

Health Care

There are many health care services in the Santa Barbara area for military, civilians and veterans, including under the Affordable Care Act. Visit www.healthcare.gov for information on open enrollment for health care coverage under the national Affordable Care Act, and go to www.coveredca.com for more information on plans and

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 Santa Barbara County because they

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 Santa Barbara County, along with information about local libraries and higher education. There are private schools, charter schools and home schooling available to children i

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.

Living

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
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