Vandenberg Air Force Base Center
641 Utah Avenue, Bldg. 13640, Rm 216
Vandenberg AFB CA 93437-6312
(805) 734-3500 or (805) 605-5915
or (805) 735-3366 ext. 3250
The new Base Education Building is now open!
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Hours: Mon, 11:30 a.m to 6 p.m.; Tues & Wed, 1 -6 p.m.
Please note: Cashier services end one half hour before close
Allan Hancock College has been offering classes at Vandenberg Air Force Base since 1952 when the base was still called Camp Cook. The center, which is open to the general public, consists of three classrooms and one administrative office. The Allan Hancock College
VAFB Center is part of the Base Education Center shared with the U.S. Air Force Education
Office and three, private four-year universities.
Vandenberg AFB Access
If you are attending classes at the Vandenberg AFB Center and do not normally have
access to the base, you are required to provide proof of registration in an Allan
Hancock College class held at Vandenberg AFB (registration document/receipt), a valid
driver's license, current vehicle registration and proof of insurance when applying
for a gate pass at the main gate visitor's facility. The visitor's facility is open
Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Allow approximately 30 minutes for issuance
of a gate pass. Passes will be issued no earlier than the morning of the day the class
Students must carry their personal passes with them at all times while on base. Passes
may be used only for the purpose of class attendance; students who drop VAFB classes
must relinquish their gate pass at the time the class is dropped.
Vandenberg Air Force Base Center provides the following support services:
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