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Installation Overview --Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

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Installation Overview --Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

Vandenberg AFB is located on the central coast of California, 10 miles NW of Lompoc and 17 miles SW of Santa Maria.

If driving to the Installation from Santa Maria Airport, upon exiting the airport, turn right onto Skyway Dr. Take Skyway Dr to Hwy 135, also called South Broadway, and turn right. Take Hwy 135 until it merges into Hwy 1 and follow the signs to Vandenberg AFB.

If driving to the Installation from Santa Barbara Airport, upon exiting the airport head east onto Fowler Rd, and follow the signs to Hwy 101 Northbound. Turn onto Hwy 246 West towards Lompoc (about 17 miles). Just before reaching Lompoc, take the right turn onto Purisima Road (sign says Purisima Road and Vandenberg Village). Purisima Road will merge with Hwy 1 (just north of town). Follow Hwy 1 North past Vandenberg Village for about 5 miles to the VAFB Santa Maria Gate--main gate. Don't take any other turn-offs, Hwy 1 will take you to the gate.

Driving directions if arriving from the North: Travel 101 South to the Clark St exit;(ignore the exit onto Betteravia) proceed West to Hwy 135 which merges onto Hwy 1 southbound and follow the signs to Vandenberg AFB.

Driving directions if arriving from the South:Take Hwy 101 North to Buellton. Turn onto Hwy 246 West towards Lompoc (about 17 miles). Just before reaching Lompoc, take the right turn onto Purisima Road (sign says Purisima Road and Vandenberg Village). Purisima Road will merge with Hwy 1 (just north of town). Follow Hwy 1 North past Vandenberg Village for about 5 miles to the VAFB Santa Maria Gate--main gate. Don't take any other turn-offs, Hwy 1 will take you to the gate.

An alternate route for arriving from the South would be to travel Hwy 101 until you get to Hwy 1 north turn off (right after the tunnel). Follow Hwy 1 for approximately 21 miles to Lompoc (this is a winding 2 and 4 lane road). Follow Hwy 1 road signs through Lompoc (H Street) to Vandenberg AFB.

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