576th SMS, Vandenberg AFB
Listed below are the seven Atlas complexes which were assigned to the 576th SMS at
Vandenberg AFB () in
Lompoc, California. Vandenberg is the most unique Atlas site because it
was the test facility for all Atlas missile base designs as well as being the
test facility for other missile systems such as Titan 1 and Titan 2.
Because of this, all three types of Atlas complexes are represented at
Vandenberg - Atlas D, Atlas E and Atlas F. There were also
gantry style launch facilities for the very first Atlas missiles.
Vandenberg was also unique in that the missile sites were "on base" unlike all
operational Atlas sites which were located away from the supporting base outside
of small towns in the surrounding area. To view more detailed information about
particular site, please click on the associated link below or on the green map buttons.
Site A -
Site B -
Site C -
Site D -
Site E - 576
Site F -
576 Foxtrot (OSTF-1)
Site G -
576 Golf (OSTF-2)