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    Vandenberg AFB, CA - Chaplain

    Mission: To serve as a visible reminder of the holy, and to provide spiritual care and free exercise of religion for those who defend the United States through launch, range and expeditionary operations.

    Vision: Our nation's finest Chaplain Corps staff delivering and advancing space power for America by glorifying God, serving Airmen, and pursuing excellence.

    Administrative Offices
    Located in Chapel 1
    Duty hours are Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    * All services are held in Chapel 1.

    Catholic Services
    Daily Mass from Monday to Friday at 11:30 a.m., except holidays.
    Sunday Mass at 10 a.m.

    Jewish Service
    First and third Friday of each month at 6 p.m.

    Protestant Services
    Contemporary service at 8:30 a.m. on Sundays
    Gospel service at 11:30 a.m.

    -- Chapel 1, Building 16200 is located at 587 Summersill Road. It is Vandenberg's largest chapel with a seating capacity of 600 people.
    -- R.E. Complex, Bldg 16140, behind the Child Development Center

    Privileged Communications with Chaplains
    The privilege of having absolute and total confidentiality in communications with United States Air Force chaplains is an essential component of the chaplain's ministry. Although the absolute policy against any Air Force-compelled disclosure has been in place for several years (see AFM 52-103, Atch 10), some have questioned whether chaplains may exercise their own personal or professional discretion in disclosing information received in the course of practicing their ministry. The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify the nature and scope of the privilege of confidentiality. The privilege of absolute confidentiality in communications with chaplains belongs to the client, not to the chaplain. There are no circumstances where a chaplain can disclose information revealed in the practice of his or her ministry without the client's informed permission. Similarly, Air Force authorities will never require a chaplain to disclose privileged information for any reason whatsoever. There should be no misunderstanding: It is the policy of the United States Air Force Chaplain Service that under no circumstances (except with the client's consent) will a chaplain ever compromise the privilege by disclosing information revealed in a confidential setting. Actions inconsistent with this policy may constitute a failure to meet Air Force standards, with resulting adverse consequences.

    Point of Contact
    30th SW Public Affairs
    (805) 606-3595
    DSN 276-3595