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Commander visits Northstar Exercise Training Session

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  Vandenberg Airmen learn to break down an M-16 rifle during training for a Northstar exercise at Cocheo Park here Monday, Jan. 7, 2013.  The Northstar exercise is designed to test the deployment capabilities and combat survival skills of Vandenberg Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Vandenberg Airmen learn to break down an M-16 rifle during training for a Northstar exercise at Cocheo Park here Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The Northstar exercise is designed to test the deployment capabilities and combat survival skills of Vandenberg Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Team V members practice weapon checks on an M-16 rifle during training for a Northstar exercise at Cocheo Park here Monday, Jan. 7, 2013.  The Northstar exercise is designed to test the deployment capabilities and combat survival skills of Vandenberg Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Team V members practice weapon checks on an M-16 rifle during training for a Northstar exercise at Cocheo Park here Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The Northstar exercise is designed to test the deployment capabilities and combat survival skills of Vandenberg Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  Vandenberg Airmen consult their Airmen’s Manuals during a weapons check station at Cocheo Park to practice for a Northstar exercise here Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The Northstar exercise is designed to test the deployment capabilities and combat survival skills of Vandenberg Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Vandenberg Airmen consult their Airmen’s Manuals during a weapons check station at Cocheo Park to practice for a Northstar exercise here Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The Northstar exercise is designed to test the deployment capabilities and combat survival skills of Vandenberg Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  Col. Nina Armagno, 30th Space Wing commander, speaks with Lt. Col. Nicholas Petrone, 30th Medical Support Squadron chief nurse,  about the Self-Aid and Buddy Care training stations for the Northstar exercise participants here at Cocheo Park, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The Northstar exercise is designed to test the deployment capabilities and combat survival skills of Vandenberg Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Col. Nina Armagno, 30th Space Wing commander, speaks with Lt. Col. Nicholas Petrone, 30th Medical Support Squadron chief nurse, about the Self-Aid and Buddy Care training stations for the Northstar exercise participants here at Cocheo Park, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The Northstar exercise is designed to test the deployment capabilities and combat survival skills of Vandenberg Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Vandenberg Airmen practice splinting at a Self-Aid and Buddy Care station during training for Northstar exercise here at Cochoe Park, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The Northstar exercise is designed to test the deployment capabilities and combat survival skills of Vandenberg Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Vandenberg Airmen practice splinting at a Self-Aid and Buddy Care station during training for Northstar exercise here at Cochoe Park, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The Northstar exercise is designed to test the deployment capabilities and combat survival skills of Vandenberg Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  Team V members conduct a post-attack reconnaissance line to practice reporting of Unexploded Ordinance to prepare for a Northstar exercise here at Cocheo Park, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The Northstar exercise is designed to test the deployment capabilities and combat survival skills of Vandenberg Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Team V members conduct a post-attack reconnaissance line to practice reporting of Unexploded Ordinance to prepare for a Northstar exercise here at Cocheo Park, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The Northstar exercise is designed to test the deployment capabilities and combat survival skills of Vandenberg Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  Vandenberg Airmen consult their Airmen’s Manuals and each other to report a partially buried Unexploded Ordinance during a practice for a Northstar exercise at Cocheo Park here Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The Northstar exercise is designed to test the deployment capabilities and combat survival skills of Vandenberg Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Vandenberg Airmen consult their Airmen’s Manuals and each other to report a partially buried Unexploded Ordinance during a practice for a Northstar exercise at Cocheo Park here Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The Northstar exercise is designed to test the deployment capabilities and combat survival skills of Vandenberg Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  Col. Nina Armagno, 30th Space Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Ryan Peterson, 30th SW command chief, observe a post-attack reconnaissance line searching for Unexploded Ordnance to practice for a Northstar exercise at Cocheo Park here Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Team V members practiced skills that they will use in a deployed environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Col. Nina Armagno, 30th Space Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Ryan Peterson, 30th SW command chief, observe a post-attack reconnaissance line searching for Unexploded Ordnance to practice for a Northstar exercise at Cocheo Park here Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Team V members practiced skills that they will use in a deployed environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A Team V Airman consults with an Airman’s Manual to identify an Unexploded Ordinance during a practice for a Northstar exercise at Cocheo Park here Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Northstar is an exercise that helps train and test Airmens’ abilities in a simulated deployed environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A Team V Airman consults with an Airman’s Manual to identify an Unexploded Ordinance during a practice for a Northstar exercise at Cocheo Park here Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Northstar is an exercise that helps train and test Airmens’ abilities in a simulated deployed environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Airmen practice Self-Aid and Buddy Care using a stretcher during a scenario here Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The Northstar exercise is designed to test the deployment capabilities and combat survival skills of Vandenberg Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Yvonne Morales)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Airmen practice Self-Aid and Buddy Care using a stretcher during a scenario here Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The Northstar exercise is designed to test the deployment capabilities and combat survival skills of Vandenberg Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Yvonne Morales)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Vandenberg Airmen call in a suspected Unexploded Ordinance during a practice for a Northstar exercise here Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The Northstar exercise is designed to test the deployment capabilities and combat survival skills of Vandenberg Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Yvonne Morales)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Vandenberg Airmen call in a suspected Unexploded Ordinance during a practice for a Northstar exercise here Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The Northstar exercise is designed to test the deployment capabilities and combat survival skills of Vandenberg Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Yvonne Morales)