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2012 Year in Review - May

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Michelle Birchfield, a 30th Civil Engineer Squadron Hot Shots instructor, provides training on fire hose maintenance to a group of students and new Airmen. Vandenberg AFB is the only Department of Defense installation that provides wildland firefighter training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Scottie T. McCord)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Michelle Birchfield, a 30th Civil Engineer Squadron Hot Shots instructor, provides training on fire hose maintenance to a group of students and new Airmen. Vandenberg AFB is the only Department of Defense installation that provides wildland firefighter training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Scottie T. McCord)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Dr. Ken Faulk, Crestview Elementary School principal, speaks about earning the California Distinguished School Award during an interview with a local news videographer at Crestview Elementary School here Wednesday, May 9, 2012. The school is one of seven elementary schools to earn this award in Santa Barbara County and will hold the award for four years. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Dr. Ken Faulk, Crestview Elementary School principal, speaks about earning the California Distinguished School Award during an interview with a local news videographer at Crestview Elementary School here Wednesday, May 9, 2012. The school is one of seven elementary schools to earn this award in Santa Barbara County and will hold the award for four years. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Katelyn Lowder, a Space and Sea Girl Scout, high fives Smokey Bear during a Vandenberg Hot Shot fire safety awareness class at the parade grounds here Wednesday, May 9, 2012. The Vandenberg Hot Shots explained their role in fighting wilderness fires and showed the tools they use to fight fire. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Katelyn Lowder, a Space and Sea Girl Scout, high fives Smokey Bear during a Vandenberg Hot Shot fire safety awareness class at the parade grounds here Wednesday, May 9, 2012. The Vandenberg Hot Shots explained their role in fighting wilderness fires and showed the tools they use to fight fire. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Verna Brown, Vandenberg Child Development Center director, Col. Pail McArthur, 30th Space Wing vice commander, U.S. Congresswoman Lois Capps and Col. Kelly Kirts, 30th Mission Support Group commander, cut the ribbon to the new Child Development Center here Friday, May 11th, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Verna Brown, Vandenberg Child Development Center director, Col. Pail McArthur, 30th Space Wing vice commander, U.S. Congresswoman Lois Capps and Col. Kelly Kirts, 30th Mission Support Group commander, cut the ribbon to the new Child Development Center here Friday, May 11th, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Tech. Sgt. Sean Yargus, a 30th Security Forces Squadron conservation officer, shoots at targets during a pistol competition at the combat arms training range here Monday, May 14, 2012. The competition was held in conjunction with National Police Week, an annual celebration that recognizes the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Tech. Sgt. Sean Yargus, a 30th Security Forces Squadron conservation officer, shoots at targets during a pistol competition at the combat arms training range here Monday, May 14, 2012. The competition was held in conjunction with National Police Week, an annual celebration that recognizes the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- 30th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructors talk to a local child about weapons used by the U.S. Air Force during a police display event at the Albertsons parking lot in Lompoc, Wednesday, May 16th, 2012. The display was held in conjunction with National Police Week, an annual celebration that recognizes the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- 30th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructors talk to a local child about weapons used by the U.S. Air Force during a police display event at the Albertsons parking lot in Lompoc, Wednesday, May 16th, 2012. The display was held in conjunction with National Police Week, an annual celebration that recognizes the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

TORRANCE, Calif. -- Team V and Los Angeles Air Force Base Airmen salute at a Reveille Ceremony during the 53rd Annual Armed Forces Day here Saturday, May 19, 2012. More than 150 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen attended the ceremony at the military exhibits area in the Del Amo parking lot. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

TORRANCE, Calif. -- Team V and Los Angeles Air Force Base Airmen salute at a Reveille Ceremony during the 53rd Annual Armed Forces Day here Saturday, May 19, 2012. More than 150 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen attended the ceremony at the military exhibits area in the Del Amo parking lot. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A Team V Airmen rescues a simulated drowning victim during Vandenberg's Run to Survive safety competition at the base pool here Tuesday, May 22, 2012. The competition had the participants run around to multiple locations on base testing their safety skills and knowledge. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A Team V Airmen rescues a simulated drowning victim during Vandenberg's Run to Survive safety competition at the base pool here Tuesday, May 22, 2012. The competition had the participants run around to multiple locations on base testing their safety skills and knowledge. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Senior Airman Zachary Baldenegro, 30th Security Forces Squadron conservation law enforcement officer, and Master Sgt. Bradford Cambra, 30th Space Wing Wing Staff Agencies and Comptroller Squadron first sergeant, walk a line using vision impaired goggles during a safety expo at the Pacific Coast Club here Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Multiple organizations participated in the expo to show safety equipment and services they provide on and off base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Senior Airman Zachary Baldenegro, 30th Security Forces Squadron conservation law enforcement officer, and Master Sgt. Bradford Cambra, 30th Space Wing Wing Staff Agencies and Comptroller Squadron first sergeant, walk a line using vision impaired goggles during a safety expo at the Pacific Coast Club here Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Multiple organizations participated in the expo to show safety equipment and services they provide on and off base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Lexie Korby and her older sister, Allie Korby, both daughters of Maj. Jennifer Korby, the 614th Air Operations Center director of staff, play with Cristina Powell, a Child Development Center program assistant, before Lexie is left at the new CDC here Wednesday, May 23, 2012. The new CDC opened for business Monday and has the capacity to provide care for 172 children. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Lexie Korby and her older sister, Allie Korby, both daughters of Maj. Jennifer Korby, the 614th Air Operations Center director of staff, play with Cristina Powell, a Child Development Center program assistant, before Lexie is left at the new CDC here Wednesday, May 23, 2012. The new CDC opened for business Monday and has the capacity to provide care for 172 children. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Team V emergency personnel respond to a staged drunk driving accident in front of the Base Fitness Center here Thursday, May 24, 2012. Airmen Against Drunk Driving teamed up with Vandenberg first responders to give base personnel a firsthand experience with the immediate consequences of impaired driving. This event concluded a week of outreach activities to raise awareness on the importance of safety during the Critical Days of Summer. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Team V emergency personnel respond to a staged drunk driving accident in front of the Base Fitness Center here Thursday, May 24, 2012. Airmen Against Drunk Driving teamed up with Vandenberg first responders to give base personnel a firsthand experience with the immediate consequences of impaired driving. This event concluded a week of outreach activities to raise awareness on the importance of safety during the Critical Days of Summer. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)