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November 22, 2023

MacDill Air Force Base, Florida has a new mascot named Champa Boom, as Air & Space Forces Magazine reported. He was introduced Nov. 9 and has been making community visits since then. “Champa Boom is an asset to help tell the story of the Air Force and inspire from a fun, educational and engaging aspect, especially to younger generations,” said Capt. Danielle Hudson, chief of public affairs for the 6th Air Refueling Wing.”…

Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, The Nature Conservancy and the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County announced a $15 million conservation easement, according to a press release. “This collaboration with TNC and DOD is a win for science, culture… climate resilience and a model for future permanent legal land protection,” said Meredith Hendricks, executive director of Land Trust for Santa Barbara County.

Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sterling Sutton

November 22, 2023

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