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Vandenberg keeps public safe one mussel at at time

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Tech. Sgt. Roy Champion, 30th Medical Operations Squadron, NCO in charge of community health, Senior Airman Barry Jones, a 30th MDOS public health technician and Airman 1st Class Charles Bryant, a 30th MDOS public health technician, dig up sea mussels for testing at Minuteman Beach Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. The sea mussels are tested for paralytic shellfish poisoning and domoic acid to ensure the oceanic wildlife is safe for consumption. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Tech. Sgt. Roy Champion, 30th Medical Operations Squadron, NCO in charge of community health, Senior Airman Barry Jones, a 30th MDOS public health technician and Airman 1st Class Charles Bryant, a 30th MDOS public health technician, dig up sea mussels for testing at Minuteman Beach Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. The sea mussels are tested for paralytic shellfish poisoning and domoic acid to ensure the oceanic wildlife is safe for consumption. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Airman 1st Class Charles Bryant, a 30th Medical Operations Squadron public health technician, digs up a sea mussel for testing at Minuteman Beach Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. The 30th MDOS collects the mussel samples to assist the California Department of Public Health test for toxins in the ocean. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Airman 1st Class Charles Bryant, a 30th Medical Operations Squadron public health technician, digs up a sea mussel for testing at Minuteman Beach Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. The 30th MDOS collects the mussel samples to assist the California Department of Public Health test for toxins in the ocean. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Senior Airman Barry Jones, a 30th Medical Operations Squadron public health technician, picks up a sea mussel at Minuteman Beach Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. The 30th MDOS collect the mussel samples to assist the California Department of Public Health test for toxins in the ocean. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Senior Airman Barry Jones, a 30th Medical Operations Squadron public health technician, picks up a sea mussel at Minuteman Beach Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. The 30th MDOS collect the mussel samples to assist the California Department of Public Health test for toxins in the ocean. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- The 30th Medical Operations Squadron public health technicians collect sea mussels for testing at Minuteman Beach for testing Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. The 30th MDOS collect the mussel samples to assist the California Department of Public Health to test for toxins in the ocean. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- The 30th Medical Operations Squadron public health technicians collect sea mussels for testing at Minuteman Beach for testing Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. The 30th MDOS collect the mussel samples to assist the California Department of Public Health to test for toxins in the ocean. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Tech. Sgt. Roy Champion, 30th Medical Operations Squadron NCO in charge of community health, digs up a sea mussel for testing at Minuteman Beach Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. The 30th MDOS collects the mussel samples to assist the California Department of Public Health test for toxins in the ocean. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Tech. Sgt. Roy Champion, 30th Medical Operations Squadron NCO in charge of community health, digs up a sea mussel for testing at Minuteman Beach Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. The 30th MDOS collects the mussel samples to assist the California Department of Public Health test for toxins in the ocean. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Tech. Sgt. Roy Champion, 30th Medical Operations Squadron NCO in charge of community health, digs up a sea mussel for testing at Minuteman Beach Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. The 30th MDOS collects the mussel samples to assist the California Department of Public Health test for toxins in the ocean. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Tech. Sgt. Roy Champion, 30th Medical Operations Squadron NCO in charge of community health, digs up a sea mussel for testing at Minuteman Beach Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. The 30th MDOS collects the mussel samples to assist the California Department of Public Health test for toxins in the ocean. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Tech. Sgt. Roy Champion, 30th Medical Operations Squadron NCO in charge of community health, hands a bucket of sea mussels to Senior Airman Barry Jones, a 30th MDOS public health technician, during a sea mussel collection at Minuteman Beach Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. The 30th MDOS collects the mussel samples to assist the California Department of Public Health test for toxins in the ocean. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Tech. Sgt. Roy Champion, 30th Medical Operations Squadron NCO in charge of community health, hands a bucket of sea mussels to Senior Airman Barry Jones, a 30th MDOS public health technician, during a sea mussel collection at Minuteman Beach Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. The 30th MDOS collects the mussel samples to assist the California Department of Public Health test for toxins in the ocean. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Senior Airman Barry Jones, a 30th Medical Operations Squadron public health technician, shucks a sea mussel at the 30th MDOS Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. The 30th MDOS collects the mussel samples and sends them to the California Department of Public Health to test for toxins. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Senior Airman Barry Jones, a 30th Medical Operations Squadron public health technician, shucks a sea mussel at the 30th MDOS Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. The 30th MDOS collects the mussel samples and sends them to the California Department of Public Health to test for toxins. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Senior Airman Barry Jones, a 30th Medical Operations Squadron public health technician, shucks a sea mussel at the 30th MDOS Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. The 30th MDOS collects the mussel samples and sends them to the California Department of Public Health to test for toxins. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Senior Airman Barry Jones, a 30th Medical Operations Squadron public health technician, shucks a sea mussel at the 30th MDOS Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. The 30th MDOS collects the mussel samples and sends them to the California Department of Public Health to test for toxins. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)