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2012 Year in Review - March

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Tech. Sgt. Kevin Sisk, 4th Space Launch Squadron mission assurance technician, connects wires in a trainer while 2nd Lt. Megan Kuchan, 4th SLS infrastructure officer in-charge, looks on here Thursday, March 8, 2012. Bogart Bay is a realistic training facility built to mimic the interior of a launch pad. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Jennifer Green-Lanchoney)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Tech. Sgt. Kevin Sisk, 4th Space Launch Squadron mission assurance technician, connects wires in a trainer while 2nd Lt. Megan Kuchan, 4th SLS infrastructure officer in-charge, looks on here Thursday, March 8, 2012. Bogart Bay is a realistic training facility built to mimic the interior of a launch pad. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Jennifer Green-Lanchoney)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A fairing is installed on NASA's NuStar satellite Friday, March 2, 2012 to protect the satellite as it travels through the atmosphere and into space. The satellite will be mated to Orbital Science's Pegasus rocket. (U.S. Air Force photo/Doug Gruben)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A fairing is installed on NASA's NuStar satellite Friday, March 2, 2012 to protect the satellite as it travels through the atmosphere and into space. The satellite will be mated to Orbital Science's Pegasus rocket. (U.S. Air Force photo/Doug Gruben)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Chief Master Sgt. William Gardner, the Nation Reconnaissance Office superintendent, Senior Master Sgt. David Ovesen, the 30th Space Communications Squadron superintendent, and Senior Master Sgt. John Prather, the 30th Logistic Readiness Squadron superintendent, light a candle representing the chief master sergeant rank during Vandenberg's Annual Chief's Recognition Ceremony at the Pacific Coast Club here Saturday, March 3, 2012. This event was held to recognize Team V's newest chief selects into the highest enlisted rank in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Chief Master Sgt. William Gardner, the Nation Reconnaissance Office superintendent, Senior Master Sgt. David Ovesen, the 30th Space Communications Squadron superintendent, and Senior Master Sgt. John Prather, the 30th Logistic Readiness Squadron superintendent, light a candle representing the chief master sergeant rank during Vandenberg's Annual Chief's Recognition Ceremony at the Pacific Coast Club here Saturday, March 3, 2012. This event was held to recognize Team V's newest chief selects into the highest enlisted rank in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Col. Nina Armagno, 30th Space Wing commander, Chief Master Sgt. Suzanne Talbert, 30th Space Wing command chief, and 1st Lt. Kimberly Nocera, an Air Force Assistance Fund installation project officer, review the AFAF campaign here Monday, March 5, 2012. The AFAF supports Air Force active duty, reservists, guard, retirees, dependents and surviving spouses of the Air Force with emergency aid. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Col. Nina Armagno, 30th Space Wing commander, Chief Master Sgt. Suzanne Talbert, 30th Space Wing command chief, and 1st Lt. Kimberly Nocera, an Air Force Assistance Fund installation project officer, review the AFAF campaign here Monday, March 5, 2012. The AFAF supports Air Force active duty, reservists, guard, retirees, dependents and surviving spouses of the Air Force with emergency aid. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Orbital Science's L-1011 aircraft arrives on the flight line here Tuesday, March 6, 2012. The aircraft will carry a Pegasus rocket that will launch NASA's NuStar satellite into orbit. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Orbital Science's L-1011 aircraft arrives on the flight line here Tuesday, March 6, 2012. The aircraft will carry a Pegasus rocket that will launch NASA's NuStar satellite into orbit. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Janice Schoeneberger, the niece of Staff Sgt. Francis Owens, and James Owens the brother of Staff Sgt. Francis Owens, World War II Army Air Corps 533rd Bombardment Squadron B-17 Bomber tail gunner, unveil a plaque during the 381st Training Group Airman Learning Center building dedication Friday, March 9, 2012. Staff Sgt. Owens died in support of WWII during an escape from enemy personnel in Belgium. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Janice Schoeneberger, the niece of Staff Sgt. Francis Owens, and James Owens the brother of Staff Sgt. Francis Owens, World War II Army Air Corps 533rd Bombardment Squadron B-17 Bomber tail gunner, unveil a plaque during the 381st Training Group Airman Learning Center building dedication Friday, March 9, 2012. Staff Sgt. Owens died in support of WWII during an escape from enemy personnel in Belgium. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Airmen from the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron observe a contamination cleaning during the Northstar exercise training here Thursday, March 15, 2012. The Northstar exercise tests the deployment capabilities and combat readiness skills for Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Airmen from the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron observe a contamination cleaning during the Northstar exercise training here Thursday, March 15, 2012. The Northstar exercise tests the deployment capabilities and combat readiness skills for Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Team V members line up and prepare to raise a medical tent here Thursday, March 15, 2012. The Northstar exercise tests the deployment capabilities and combat readiness skills for Vandenberg Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michael Peterson)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Team V members line up and prepare to raise a medical tent here Thursday, March 15, 2012. The Northstar exercise tests the deployment capabilities and combat readiness skills for Vandenberg Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michael Peterson)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Team V members receive information on sexual assault prevention during the monthly Fit-to-Fight Run here Friday, March 20, 2012. Runners were encouraged to wear blue and teal T-shirts, representing Child Abuse Awareness Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month respectively. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Team V members receive information on sexual assault prevention during the monthly Fit-to-Fight Run here Friday, March 20, 2012. Runners were encouraged to wear blue and teal T-shirts, representing Child Abuse Awareness Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month respectively. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Capt. Pierre Gregoire, 2nd Range Operations Squadron operations flight commander, talks to Don Wildman, television host for the Travel Channel's show Off Limits, about range safety at the Western Range Operations Control Center here March 30, 2012. The WROCC was featured to demonstrate how the Air Force launches rockets safely. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Capt. Pierre Gregoire, 2nd Range Operations Squadron operations flight commander, talks to Don Wildman, television host for the Travel Channel's show Off Limits, about range safety at the Western Range Operations Control Center here March 30, 2012. The WROCC was featured to demonstrate how the Air Force launches rockets safely. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Senior Airman Jonathan Rubio, a 30th Security Forces Squadron visitor center technician, performs push-ups to warm up prior to the monthly Fit-to-Fight Run here Friday, March 20, 2012. Runners were encouraged to wear blue and teal T-shirts, representing Child Abuse Awareness Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month respectively. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Senior Airman Jonathan Rubio, a 30th Security Forces Squadron visitor center technician, performs push-ups to warm up prior to the monthly Fit-to-Fight Run here Friday, March 20, 2012. Runners were encouraged to wear blue and teal T-shirts, representing Child Abuse Awareness Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month respectively. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)