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381st TRG showcases heritage

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Col. Michele Edmonson, 381st Training Group commander, and Airman 1st Class Eboni Alexander, of the 381st Training Support Squadron, pose under the newly reveled mural representing the heritage of the 381st Training Group during a ceremony here, August 23, 2012. Alexander designed the mural and led the team depicting the three main eras of the unit; the 381st Bombardment Group, the 381st Strategic Missile Wing, and the 381st Training Group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jerry E. Clemens Jr.)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Col. Michele Edmonson, 381st Training Group commander, and Airman 1st Class Eboni Alexander, of the 381st Training Support Squadron, pose under the newly reveled mural representing the heritage of the 381st Training Group during a ceremony here, August 23, 2012. Alexander designed the mural and led the team depicting the three main eras of the unit; the 381st Bombardment Group, the 381st Strategic Missile Wing, and the 381st Training Group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jerry E. Clemens Jr.)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Airman 1st Class Eboni Alexander of the 381st Training Support Squadron is recognized for her contributions toward a mural representing the heritage of the 381st Training Group during the mural unveiling ceremony here, August 23, 2012. Alexander designed the mural and led the team depicting the three main eras of the unit; the 381st Bombardment Group, the 381st Strategic Missile Wing, and the 381st Training Group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jerry E. Clemens Jr.)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Airman 1st Class Eboni Alexander of the 381st Training Support Squadron is recognized for her contributions toward a mural representing the heritage of the 381st Training Group during the mural unveiling ceremony here, August 23, 2012. Alexander designed the mural and led the team depicting the three main eras of the unit; the 381st Bombardment Group, the 381st Strategic Missile Wing, and the 381st Training Group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jerry E. Clemens Jr.)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A mural representing the heritage of the 381st Training Group is unveiled during a ceremony here, August 23, 2012. Airman 1st Class Eboni Alexander designed the mural and led the team depicting the three main eras of the unit; the 381st Bombardment Group, the 381st Strategic Missile Wing, and the 381st Training Group.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Jerry E. Clemens Jr.)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A mural representing the heritage of the 381st Training Group is unveiled during a ceremony here, August 23, 2012. Airman 1st Class Eboni Alexander designed the mural and led the team depicting the three main eras of the unit; the 381st Bombardment Group, the 381st Strategic Missile Wing, and the 381st Training Group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jerry E. Clemens Jr.)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- 381st Training Support Squadron members, Tech. Sgt. Trevor McIntyre, Airman 1st Class Eboni Alexander and Staff Sgt. Rafael Perez, unveil a mural representing the heritage of the 381st Training Group during a ceremony here, August 23, 2012. Alexander designed the mural and led the team depicting the 3 main eras of the unit; the 381st Bombardment Group, the 381st Strategic Missile Wing, and the 381st Training Group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jerry E. Clemens Jr.)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- 381st Training Support Squadron members, Tech. Sgt. Trevor McIntyre, Airman 1st Class Eboni Alexander and Staff Sgt. Rafael Perez, unveil a mural representing the heritage of the 381st Training Group during a ceremony here, August 23, 2012. Alexander designed the mural and led the team depicting the 3 main eras of the unit; the 381st Bombardment Group, the 381st Strategic Missile Wing, and the 381st Training Group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jerry E. Clemens Jr.)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- 381st Training Support Squadron members, Tech. Sgt. Trevor McIntyre, Airman 1st Class Eboni Alexander and Staff Sgt. Rafael Perez, unveil a mural representing the heritage of the 381st Training Group during a ceremony here, August 23, 2012. Alexander designed the mural and led the team depicting the three main eras of the unit; the 381st Bombardment Group, the 381st Strategic Missile Wing, and the 381st Training Group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jerry E. Clemens Jr.)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- 381st Training Support Squadron members, Tech. Sgt. Trevor McIntyre, Airman 1st Class Eboni Alexander and Staff Sgt. Rafael Perez, unveil a mural representing the heritage of the 381st Training Group during a ceremony here, August 23, 2012. Alexander designed the mural and led the team depicting the three main eras of the unit; the 381st Bombardment Group, the 381st Strategic Missile Wing, and the 381st Training Group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jerry E. Clemens Jr.)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Members of the 381st Training Support Squadron unveiled a historical mural in the 381st TRSS main lobby here Aug. 23.

The mural was designed and painted by a team comprised of Team V permanent party and students from the 381st Training Group, headed by Airman 1st Class Eboni Alexander, a 381st TRG commander's support staff apprentice.

"I am truly inspired by the work that was accomplished," said Alexander. "I hope that when people walk by they see my team's hard work and pride for the 381st TRG."

Displayed at the west entrance of building 8290, the mural depicts the development of the current 381st TRG.

"This mural represents the rich heritage ... that led to development of today's 381st Training Group," said Lt. Col. Eric Yarrell, 381st TRSS commander. "(It) displays the main eras of the 381st: the 381st Bombardment Group, the 381st Strategic Missile Wing and the 381st Training Group."

It took more than 125 days for Alexander and her team to design and paint the mural.

"I am really happy it turned out well and it shows our pride in the training group and what it stands for," said Alexander. "We wanted to make something that all members of the 381st Training Squadron could identify with, from previous students to future 381st members."

Alexander's team was comprised of Tech. Sgt. William Nolen, a 533rd Training Squadron instructor; Airman 1st Class Briana McDougal, a 3rd Space Operations Squadron member and former 533rd training Squadron student; Airman Basic Kyle Lenamon, Airman Basic Douglas Diekever and Airman Basic Nathaniel Marshall, 532nd Training Squadron students; Airman 1st Class Sanderson Conway, a 341st Missile Operations Squadron member and former 533rd Training Squadron student; Airman 1st Class Lakeya Jones, a 30th Medical Operations Squadron member and Airman 1st Class Ernestine Curtis, a 30th Comptroller Squadron member.