After more than 60 years of being known as Vandenberg Air Force Base, the military facility is being rechristened with a new name for infinity and beyond.
The Southern California installation was to be renamed Vandenberg Space Force Base during a Friday ceremony in recognition of its key role in supporting the nation's sixth uniformed branch of the military.
The base is home to the testing of ballistic missiles and conducts orbital launches.
During the ceremony, the 30th Space Wing will redesignate to Space Launch Delta 30, the statement added.
"I just want to point out, though, that we will rely very heavily on the Air Force to operate those bases," Space Force Gen. Jay Raymond said in December 2019, speaking about bases that could be renamed. "But we'll work to rename those to match the mission of the base."
Original Location: Vandenberg Air Force Base renamed to reflect key role in US Space Force