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The X-man takes Vandenberg to the extreme

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Tony Horton, fitness celebrity and the creator of P90X, leads Airmen during a special event at the fitness center here Wednesday, August 22, 2012.  Horton and his training crew have teamed up with Armed Forces Entertainment for the “Ripped and Ready” tour of American military installations worldwide.  (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Tony Horton, fitness celebrity and the creator of P90X, leads Airmen during a special event at the fitness center here Wednesday, August 22, 2012. Horton and his training crew have teamed up with Armed Forces Entertainment for the “Ripped and Ready” tour of American military installations worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Team V members follow fitness instruction from Tony Horton, P90X creator, at the fitness center here Wednesday, August 22, 2012.  The P90X crew motivated base members to “bring it” during both a morning and afternoon workout session. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Team V members follow fitness instruction from Tony Horton, P90X creator, at the fitness center here Wednesday, August 22, 2012. The P90X crew motivated base members to “bring it” during both a morning and afternoon workout session. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – P90X fitness guru, Tony Horton, instructs Airmen during a special event at the fitness center here Wednesday, August 22, 2012.  Horton and his training crew have teamed up with Armed Forces Entertainment for the “Ripped and Ready” tour of American military installations worldwide.   (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – P90X fitness guru, Tony Horton, instructs Airmen during a special event at the fitness center here Wednesday, August 22, 2012. Horton and his training crew have teamed up with Armed Forces Entertainment for the “Ripped and Ready” tour of American military installations worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Airmen follow instruction from Tony Horton and his training crew during a special event at the fitness center here Wednesday, August 22, 2012. The P90X crew offered base members an opportunity to work out in either morning or afternoon session. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Airmen follow instruction from Tony Horton and his training crew during a special event at the fitness center here Wednesday, August 22, 2012. The P90X crew offered base members an opportunity to work out in either morning or afternoon session. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Airmen Basic Andrew Vogt, a tech school student (right) stretches with coworkers before a workout with P90X creator, Tony Horton, at the fitness center here Wednesday, August 22, 2012. Horton and his training crew have teamed up with Armed Forces Entertainment for the “Ripped and Ready” tour of American military installations worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Airmen Basic Andrew Vogt, a tech school student (right) stretches with coworkers before a workout with P90X creator, Tony Horton, at the fitness center here Wednesday, August 22, 2012. Horton and his training crew have teamed up with Armed Forces Entertainment for the “Ripped and Ready” tour of American military installations worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Tony Horton, fitness celebrity and the creator of P90X, leads Airmen during a special event at the fitness center here Wednesday, August 22, 2012.  Horton and his training crew have teamed up with Armed Forces Entertainment for the “Ripped and Ready” tour of American military installations worldwide.  (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Tony Horton, fitness celebrity and the creator of P90X, leads Airmen during a special event at the fitness center here Wednesday, August 22, 2012. Horton and his training crew have teamed up with Armed Forces Entertainment for the “Ripped and Ready” tour of American military installations worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Team V Airmen “bring it” during a fitness class taught by P90X fitness guru Tony Horton at the fitness center here Wednesday, August 22, 2012. Horton and his training crew have teamed up with Armed Forces Entertainment for the “Ripped and Ready” tour of American military installations worldwide.  (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Team V Airmen “bring it” during a fitness class taught by P90X fitness guru Tony Horton at the fitness center here Wednesday, August 22, 2012. Horton and his training crew have teamed up with Armed Forces Entertainment for the “Ripped and Ready” tour of American military installations worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Lt. Col. Gregory Marty, 30th Force Support Squadron commander, feels the burn during a class taught at the fitness center here by P90X creator, Tony Horton, Wednesday, August 22, 2012. The P90X crew offered base members an opportunity to work out in either a morning or afternoon session. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau))

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Lt. Col. Gregory Marty, 30th Force Support Squadron commander, feels the burn during a class taught at the fitness center here by P90X creator, Tony Horton, Wednesday, August 22, 2012. The P90X crew offered base members an opportunity to work out in either a morning or afternoon session. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau))

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. –2nd Lt. Michael Kraft, a 532nd Training Squadron member, works up a sweat during a fitness class led by P90X creator Tony Horton at the fitness center here Wednesday, August 22, 2012.  Horton and his training crew have teamed up with Armed Forces Entertainment for the “Ripped and Ready” tour of American military installations worldwide.  (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. –2nd Lt. Michael Kraft, a 532nd Training Squadron member, works up a sweat during a fitness class led by P90X creator Tony Horton at the fitness center here Wednesday, August 22, 2012. Horton and his training crew have teamed up with Armed Forces Entertainment for the “Ripped and Ready” tour of American military installations worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Team V members participated in a special event with the P90X creator at the fitness center here Aug. 22.

Tony Horton and his training crew have teamed up with Armed Forces Entertainment for the "Ripped and Ready" tour of American military installations worldwide.

"I know that a lot of folks in the military have a lot of stresses and strains and they struggle like anybody else," said Horton. "This is my opportunity to show them how they can get fit and how they can sustain their fitness and how they can make improvement when it comes to their diet."

The P90X crew offered base members an opportunity to work out during a morning and an afternoon session.

"It's always great to have people like that show support for the troops and go to different bases and provide these morale raising events for us," said Staff Sgt. Corin Dolson, a 30th Security Forces Squadron member. "I had a great time."

More than 200 base members attended.

"I have been thinking about P90X for a while and I took this as a sign to come and look at it," said Airman 1st Class Garrett Oats, a 30th Civil Engineer Squadron electrician. "I liked the work out, it's something new and I had fun."

Growing up as a military child, Horton finds it important to give back where he can to the military.

"If a bit gets across to various military members I'm thrilled," said Horton. "I think it's an honor to be here, especially at Vandenberg, it is an awesome place to be."