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2012 Year in Review - January

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Tech. Sgt. Armando Galaviz II, the Vandeneberg Fire Department  north North battalion chief, attended a showing of "The Price is Right" in August and won the grand prize worth more than $33,000. The episode, which aired Jan. 2, featured rap artist Snoop Dogg and was part of a celebrity series. (Courtesy Photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Tech. Sgt. Armando Galaviz II, the Vandeneberg Fire Department north North battalion chief, attended a showing of "The Price is Right" in August and won the grand prize worth more than $33,000. The episode, which aired Jan. 2, featured rap artist Snoop Dogg and was part of a celebrity series. (Courtesy Photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Christine McLaughlin, the Base Vandenberg Library supervisor, of, is the lead on coordinating all the programs and events of the library which include storytime for children and the Summer Reading Program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jennifer Green-Lanchoney)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Christine McLaughlin, the Base Vandenberg Library supervisor, of, is the lead on coordinating all the programs and events of the library which include storytime for children and the Summer Reading Program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jennifer Green-Lanchoney)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Health and Wellness Center here recently acquired a BOD POD, a body composition tracking system, for the use of the Vandenberg population by appointment beginning Jan. 9, 2012. A BOD POD is an egg-shaped chamber which uses a method to determine a person's lean body mass. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Scottie McCord)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Health and Wellness Center here recently acquired a BOD POD, a body composition tracking system, for the use of the Vandenberg population by appointment beginning Jan. 9, 2012. A BOD POD is an egg-shaped chamber which uses a method to determine a person's lean body mass. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Scottie McCord)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Melinda Reed, the Health and Wellness Centerís registered dietitian, talks with potential candidates about food and nutrition during the, “Lose to Win” kickoff at the 30th Medical Group here Monday, Jan. 9, 2012. “Lose to Win” is a 12-week program offered as a motivating and effective way to achieve weight loss. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Scottie McCord)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Melinda Reed, the Health and Wellness Centerís registered dietitian, talks with potential candidates about food and nutrition during the, “Lose to Win” kickoff at the 30th Medical Group here Monday, Jan. 9, 2012. “Lose to Win” is a 12-week program offered as a motivating and effective way to achieve weight loss. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Scottie McCord)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Air Force boxer Kent Brinson fends off a right jab from opponent Forrest Booker during a sparring session at the Chaparral Fitness Center. (U.S. Air Force photo/Alan Boedeker)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Air Force boxer Kent Brinson fends off a right jab from opponent Forrest Booker during a sparring session at the Chaparral Fitness Center. (U.S. Air Force photo/Alan Boedeker)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Col. Richard Boltz, 30th Space Wing commander, runs with Team V members during his final run as commander on Wall Beach here Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012. More than 80 Vandenberg members ran three miles with the commander as a farewell gesture for him. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Col. Richard Boltz, 30th Space Wing commander, runs with Team V members during his final run as commander on Wall Beach here Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012. More than 80 Vandenberg members ran three miles with the commander as a farewell gesture for him. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Tech. Sgt. Sean Yargus, a 30th Security Forces Squadron conservation officer, and his horse, Gunner, performs a lunging training session here Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. When lunging a horse, the handler can watch him from the ground to monitor his movement, soundness and natural frame. Yargus is the NCO in charge of the only Mounted Horse Patrol unit in the entire Air Force.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Scottie T. McCord)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Tech. Sgt. Sean Yargus, a 30th Security Forces Squadron conservation officer, and his horse, Gunner, performs a lunging training session here Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. When lunging a horse, the handler can watch him from the ground to monitor his movement, soundness and natural frame. Yargus is the NCO in charge of the only Mounted Horse Patrol unit in the entire Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Scottie T. McCord)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Capt. Sean Glas, a 392nd Training Squadron intercontinental ballistic missile operations training instructor, rides his bike in the 2011 Halfmax National Championship in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. Glas is slated to compete in the International Triathlon Union’s 2012 Long Course Triathlon World Championships on July 29 in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. (Courtesy Photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Capt. Sean Glas, a 392nd Training Squadron intercontinental ballistic missile operations training instructor, rides his bike in the 2011 Halfmax National Championship in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. Glas is slated to compete in the International Triathlon Union’s 2012 Long Course Triathlon World Championships on July 29 in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. (Courtesy Photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Col. Nina M. Armagno assumed command of the 30th Space Wing in a change of command ceremony at the base theater Jan. 23. Armagno assumed command from Col. Richard Boltz upon his selection for reassignment to U.S. Strategic Command where he will serve as the battle watch commander in the Global Operations Center at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Col. Nina M. Armagno assumed command of the 30th Space Wing in a change of command ceremony at the base theater Jan. 23. Armagno assumed command from Col. Richard Boltz upon his selection for reassignment to U.S. Strategic Command where he will serve as the battle watch commander in the Global Operations Center at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Col. Nina Armagno, 30th Space Wing commander, talks to Jim Diani, Commanders Advisory Group member for Air Force Space Command, during the Joint Chambers of Commerce luncheon at the Pacific Coast Club here Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012. Armagno provided information to the Joint Chambers of Commerce members about Vandenberg's way ahead in 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Col. Nina Armagno, 30th Space Wing commander, talks to Jim Diani, Commanders Advisory Group member for Air Force Space Command, during the Joint Chambers of Commerce luncheon at the Pacific Coast Club here Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012. Armagno provided information to the Joint Chambers of Commerce members about Vandenberg's way ahead in 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)