Vandenberg Air Force Base

(redirected from Camp Cooke)

Vandenberg Air Force Base,

U.S. military installation, 3,456 acres (1,399 hectares), SW Calif., near Lompoc; chief Pacific coast launch site for military satellites, and headquarters of the U.S. Space Force's Space Operations Command. Commercial satellites are launched from the base as well, and it is also a site for test-firing intercontinental ballistic missiles.
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IN March 1942 I was sent by rail to Camp Cooke, California, for training.
He was an Army Veteran of World War II and played semi-professional golf and baseball while stationed at Camp Cooke. He once played against Hall of Fame baseball legend, Joe DiMaggio.
With over $45 million in contracts awarded since May of this year, the staff in this combat zone 20 kilometers north of Iraq has proven to be a critical logistics link in the enormous quality-of-life improvements and overall reconstruction efforts of Camp Cooke, Taji.