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Vandenberg teen prepares for state-level competition

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE  BASE, Calif. -- Ben Jones, son of Col. Barbara Jones 30th Medical Group commander, practices gymnastics on the parallel bars at the youth center annex here Tuesday, April 11, 2012. Jones will be competing in California's Southern Division Men's State Gymnastics meet as a level nine gymnast for the 13 to 14-year old age group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Ben Jones, son of Col. Barbara Jones 30th Medical Group commander, practices gymnastics on the parallel bars at the youth center annex here Tuesday, April 11, 2012. Jones will be competing in California's Southern Division Men's State Gymnastics meet as a level nine gymnast for the 13 to 14-year old age group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE  BASE, Calif. -- Ben Jones, son of Col. Barbara Jones 30th Medical Group commander, talks to his coach, 1st Lt. Nathan Glandon, a 30th Operations Support Squadron weapons and tactics officer, at the youth center annex here Tuesday, April 11, 2012. Jones will be competing in California's Southern Division Men's State Gymnastics meet as a level nine gymnast for the 13 to 14-year old age group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Ben Jones, son of Col. Barbara Jones 30th Medical Group commander, talks to his coach, 1st Lt. Nathan Glandon, a 30th Operations Support Squadron weapons and tactics officer, at the youth center annex here Tuesday, April 11, 2012. Jones will be competing in California's Southern Division Men's State Gymnastics meet as a level nine gymnast for the 13 to 14-year old age group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE  BASE, Calif. -- Ben Jones, son of Col. Barbara Jones 30th Medical Group commander, practices on the parallel bars while 1st Lt. Nathan Glandon, a 30th Operations Support Squadron weapons and tactics officer, spots him at the youth center annex here Tuesday, April 11, 2012. Jones will be competing in California's Southern Division Men's State Gymnastics meet as a level nine gymnast for the 13 to 14-year old age group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Ben Jones, son of Col. Barbara Jones 30th Medical Group commander, practices on the parallel bars while 1st Lt. Nathan Glandon, a 30th Operations Support Squadron weapons and tactics officer, spots him at the youth center annex here Tuesday, April 11, 2012. Jones will be competing in California's Southern Division Men's State Gymnastics meet as a level nine gymnast for the 13 to 14-year old age group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE  BASE, Calif. -- Ben Jones, son of Col. Barbara Jones 30th Medical Group commander, does a flip off of the parallel bars at the youth center annex here Tuesday, April 11, 2012. Jones will be competing in California's Southern Division Men's State Gymnastics meet as a level nine gymnast for the 13 to 14-year old age group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Ben Jones, son of Col. Barbara Jones 30th Medical Group commander, does a flip off of the parallel bars at the youth center annex here Tuesday, April 11, 2012. Jones will be competing in California's Southern Division Men's State Gymnastics meet as a level nine gymnast for the 13 to 14-year old age group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE  BASE, Calif. -- Ben Jones, son of Col. Barbara Jones 30th Medical Group commander, practices gymnastics on the parallel bars at the youth center annex here Tuesday, April 11, 2012. Jones will be competing in California's Southern Division Men's State Gymnastics meet as a level nine gymnast for the 13 to 14-year old age group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Ben Jones, son of Col. Barbara Jones 30th Medical Group commander, practices gymnastics on the parallel bars at the youth center annex here Tuesday, April 11, 2012. Jones will be competing in California's Southern Division Men's State Gymnastics meet as a level nine gymnast for the 13 to 14-year old age group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE  BASE, Calif. -- Ben Jones, son of Col. Barbara Jones 30th Medical Group commander, practices gymnastics on the parallel bars at the youth center annex here Tuesday, April 11, 2012. Jones will be competing in California's Southern Division Men's State Gymnastics meet as a level nine gymnast for the 13 to 14-year old age group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Ben Jones, son of Col. Barbara Jones 30th Medical Group commander, practices gymnastics on the parallel bars at the youth center annex here Tuesday, April 11, 2012. Jones will be competing in California's Southern Division Men's State Gymnastics meet as a level nine gymnast for the 13 to 14-year old age group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)