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2011 Year in Review -- Part IV

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Children from the Vandenberg Child Development Center greet Sparky the Fire Dog here Wednesday, 12 Oct. 2011. Fire Prevention Week runs from Oct. 9-15, and the Vandenberg Fire Department has some great events lined up to promote fire safety awareness. Those events include a parade on Oct. 13 from 5 to 6:30 p.m., a Fire Muster competition Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the parade grounds here, and cooking fire demonstrations are scheduled for Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Vandenberg Exchange.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Jerry E. Clemens, Jr.)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Children from the Vandenberg Child Development Center greet Sparky the Fire Dog here Wednesday, 12 Oct. 2011. Fire Prevention Week runs from Oct. 9-15, and the Vandenberg Fire Department has some great events lined up to promote fire safety awareness. Those events include a parade on Oct. 13 from 5 to 6:30 p.m., a Fire Muster competition Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the parade grounds here, and cooking fire demonstrations are scheduled for Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Vandenberg Exchange. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jerry E. Clemens, Jr.)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Children from the Vandenberg Child Development Center greet Sparky the Fire Dog here Wednesday, 12 Oct. 2011. Fire Prevention Week runs from Oct. 9-15, and the Vandenberg Fire Department has some great events lined up to promote fire safety awareness. Those events include a parade on Oct. 13 from 5 to 6:30 p.m., a Fire Muster competition Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the parade grounds here, and cooking fire demonstrations are scheduled for Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Vandenberg Exchange.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Jerry E. Clemens, Jr.)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Children from the Vandenberg Child Development Center greet Sparky the Fire Dog here Wednesday, 12 Oct. 2011. Fire Prevention Week runs from Oct. 9-15, and the Vandenberg Fire Department has some great events lined up to promote fire safety awareness. Those events include a parade on Oct. 13 from 5 to 6:30 p.m., a Fire Muster competition Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the parade grounds here, and cooking fire demonstrations are scheduled for Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Vandenberg Exchange. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jerry E. Clemens, Jr.)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – 2nd Lt. Brandon Jacobson, 30th Comptroller Squadron financial services flight commander, throws a bucket of water on a roof during the bucket brigade portion of the Fire Muster competition at the parade grounds here Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. The Fire Muster competition is held during Vandenberg’s Fire Prevention week celebrations to help demonstrate the physical and mental struggles that firefighters go through. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – 2nd Lt. Brandon Jacobson, 30th Comptroller Squadron financial services flight commander, throws a bucket of water on a roof during the bucket brigade portion of the Fire Muster competition at the parade grounds here Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. The Fire Muster competition is held during Vandenberg’s Fire Prevention week celebrations to help demonstrate the physical and mental struggles that firefighters go through. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Team V members run a mile during A Run to Remember event at the Vandenberg track, here Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011. The purpose of A Run to Remember is to honor all service members who lost their lives in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Team V members run a mile during A Run to Remember event at the Vandenberg track, here Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011. The purpose of A Run to Remember is to honor all service members who lost their lives in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Team members from the 30th Security Forces Squadron prepare to travel outside-the-wire to recover a downed pilot during an exercise at the North Star training area here Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011. 
(U.S. Air Force photo/Jerry E. Clemens, Jr.)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Team members from the 30th Security Forces Squadron prepare to travel outside-the-wire to recover a downed pilot during an exercise at the North Star training area here Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jerry E. Clemens, Jr.)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Team V members participating in a North Star exercise gathered for a safety briefing upon arrival and camp set up here Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011. Team V members practiced the skills that they will use in a deployed environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Team V members participating in a North Star exercise gathered for a safety briefing upon arrival and camp set up here Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011. Team V members practiced the skills that they will use in a deployed environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A Delta II rocket launches from Space Launch Complex 2 here Oct. 28, 2011. The rocket carried NASA's NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) satellite into orbit. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A Delta II rocket launches from Space Launch Complex 2 here Oct. 28, 2011. The rocket carried NASA's NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) satellite into orbit. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

SANTA MARIA, Calif. -- Speaking about brotherhood, Col. Keith Balts, 30th Space Wing vice commander, gives a pep talk to the Allan Hancock College Bulldogs during the Military Appreciation Night football game at the Righetti High School Stadium  Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. Military members received free admission and food at the game, which pitted the Bulldogs against the Ventura College Pirates. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

SANTA MARIA, Calif. -- Speaking about brotherhood, Col. Keith Balts, 30th Space Wing vice commander, gives a pep talk to the Allan Hancock College Bulldogs during the Military Appreciation Night football game at the Righetti High School Stadium Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. Military members received free admission and food at the game, which pitted the Bulldogs against the Ventura College Pirates. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Team Vandenberg kicks off the base's second A Run to Remember event 6 a.m. at the Vandenberg track, here Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011. The purpose of A Run to Remember is to honor all service members who lost their lives in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Team Vandenberg kicks off the base's second A Run to Remember event 6 a.m. at the Vandenberg track, here Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011. The purpose of A Run to Remember is to honor all service members who lost their lives in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Senior Airman Brian Young, a 30th Civil Engineer Squadron member, picks up trash during the Beach Cleanup Day at Surf Beach on base Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011. The event was the first base-wide volunteer cleanup for all of the beaches. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Senior Airman Brian Young, a 30th Civil Engineer Squadron member, picks up trash during the Beach Cleanup Day at Surf Beach on base Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011. The event was the first base-wide volunteer cleanup for all of the beaches. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Royal Air Force Wing Commander Rick Box, Joint Space Operations Center British military exchange officer, takes a putt during a golf tournament hosted by members of Vandenberg's Commonwealth here Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. The event was a small gesture of appreciation for Vandenberg members for helping the Commonwealth personnel and their families feel welcome while thousands of miles away from their homeland. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Royal Air Force Wing Commander Rick Box, Joint Space Operations Center British military exchange officer, takes a putt during a golf tournament hosted by members of Vandenberg's Commonwealth here Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. The event was a small gesture of appreciation for Vandenberg members for helping the Commonwealth personnel and their families feel welcome while thousands of miles away from their homeland. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Museum staff members unveil the new Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg display at the Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum in San Luis Obispo, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011. Maj. Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg Jr. donated his father's uniform items to the Vandenberg chapter of the Military Order of World War who then loaned the items to the museum for permanent display. Gen. Vandenberg was the Air Force's second Chief of Staff, is known for officially authorizing the Air Force's blue service dress and has Vandenberg Air Force Base named after him. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Museum staff members unveil the new Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg display at the Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum in San Luis Obispo, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011. Maj. Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg Jr. donated his father's uniform items to the Vandenberg chapter of the Military Order of World War who then loaned the items to the museum for permanent display. Gen. Vandenberg was the Air Force's second Chief of Staff, is known for officially authorizing the Air Force's blue service dress and has Vandenberg Air Force Base named after him. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Museum staff members unveil the new Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg display at the Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum in San Luis Obispo, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011. Maj. Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg Jr. donated his father's uniform items to the Vandenberg chapter of the Military Order of World War who then loaned the items to the museum for permanent display. Gen. Vandenberg was the Air Force's second Chief of Staff, is known for officially authorizing the Air Force's blue service dress and has Vandenberg Air Force Base named after him. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Museum staff members unveil the new Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg display at the Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum in San Luis Obispo, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011. Maj. Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg Jr. donated his father's uniform items to the Vandenberg chapter of the Military Order of World War who then loaned the items to the museum for permanent display. Gen. Vandenberg was the Air Force's second Chief of Staff, is known for officially authorizing the Air Force's blue service dress and has Vandenberg Air Force Base named after him. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Marine Corps Maj. Adrian Armold, one of four Marines assigned to the Joint Space Operations Center here, cuts the cake for the celebration of the 236th U.S. Marine Corps birthday Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011. Formed in 1775, the USMC has served in every American armed conflict and has the unique ability to rapidly deploy a combined-arms task force to almost anywhere in the world within days. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Marine Corps Maj. Adrian Armold, one of four Marines assigned to the Joint Space Operations Center here, cuts the cake for the celebration of the 236th U.S. Marine Corps birthday Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011. Formed in 1775, the USMC has served in every American armed conflict and has the unique ability to rapidly deploy a combined-arms task force to almost anywhere in the world within days. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Senior Master Sgt. Edward Lockhart speaks during the Senior Airman Daniel J. Johnson Memorial Blvd. dedication ceremony here Nov. 11. California Blvd. from Vandenberg’s main gate to Missile V was dedicated in honor of Senior Airman Johnson, a 30th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, who died Oct. 5, 2010, while conducting EOD operations in Afghanistan. 
(U.S. Air Force photo/Jerry E. Clemens, Jr.)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Senior Master Sgt. Edward Lockhart speaks during the Senior Airman Daniel J. Johnson Memorial Blvd. dedication ceremony here Nov. 11. California Blvd. from Vandenberg’s main gate to Missile V was dedicated in honor of Senior Airman Johnson, a 30th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, who died Oct. 5, 2010, while conducting EOD operations in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jerry E. Clemens, Jr.)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Kristen Johnson speaks during the Senior Airman Daniel J. Johnson Memorial Blvd. dedication ceremony here Nov. 11. California Blvd. from Vandenberg’s main gate to Missile V was dedicated in honor of Senior Airman Johnson, a 30th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, who died Oct. 5, 2010, while conducting EOD operations in Afghanistan. 
(U.S. Air Force photo/Jerry E. Clemens, Jr.)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Kristen Johnson speaks during the Senior Airman Daniel J. Johnson Memorial Blvd. dedication ceremony here Nov. 11. California Blvd. from Vandenberg’s main gate to Missile V was dedicated in honor of Senior Airman Johnson, a 30th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, who died Oct. 5, 2010, while conducting EOD operations in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jerry E. Clemens, Jr.)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Team V members stretch before a formation run during the Run to Remember closing ceremony at the base track Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. More than 12,000 miles were run by Vandenberg members in honor of the 6,249 military members who lost their lives in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Team V members stretch before a formation run during the Run to Remember closing ceremony at the base track Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. More than 12,000 miles were run by Vandenberg members in honor of the 6,249 military members who lost their lives in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The 4th Space Launch Squadron team launches a pumpkin at Cocheo Park here Friday, Nov. 18, 2011. The team was participating in the 30th Launch Group’s annual pumpkin toss event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The 4th Space Launch Squadron team launches a pumpkin at Cocheo Park here Friday, Nov. 18, 2011. The team was participating in the 30th Launch Group’s annual pumpkin toss event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – A car fire gets extinguished by student firefighters from Allen Hancock College Fire Academy during training at the Turner Bell Fire Training Campus here Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. . Allen Hancock College students trained at Vandenberg to help build the required skills while their Public Safety Complex, which will incorporate skill training facilities, is under construction. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – A car fire gets extinguished by student firefighters from Allen Hancock College Fire Academy during training at the Turner Bell Fire Training Campus here Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. . Allen Hancock College students trained at Vandenberg to help build the required skills while their Public Safety Complex, which will incorporate skill training facilities, is under construction. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Vandenberg Airmen began decorating for the holiday season here Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. Team Vandenberg personnel and their families are invited to attend the tree-lighting ceremony Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at 4 p.m. in front of building 11777. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. John Peters)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Vandenberg Airmen began decorating for the holiday season here Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. Team Vandenberg personnel and their families are invited to attend the tree-lighting ceremony Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at 4 p.m. in front of building 11777. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. John Peters)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Joscelyn Harris shows off various patches and items from her career while waiting for the next event during Operation Kids Christmas at the Pacific Coast Club here Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. OKC is an annual event, organized and run by a private organization, in which approximately 200 local children are brought on base and given the opportunity to play games, meet Santa and enjoy the companionship of volunteer military members. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Joscelyn Harris shows off various patches and items from her career while waiting for the next event during Operation Kids Christmas at the Pacific Coast Club here Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. OKC is an annual event, organized and run by a private organization, in which approximately 200 local children are brought on base and given the opportunity to play games, meet Santa and enjoy the companionship of volunteer military members. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --A local magician performs magic in front of a crowd of children from the local community during Operation Kids Christmas at the Pacific Coast Club here Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. OKC is an annual event, organized and run by a private organization, in which approximately 200 local children are brought on base and given the opportunity to play games, meet Santa and enjoy the companionship of volunteer military members. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --A local magician performs magic in front of a crowd of children from the local community during Operation Kids Christmas at the Pacific Coast Club here Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. OKC is an annual event, organized and run by a private organization, in which approximately 200 local children are brought on base and given the opportunity to play games, meet Santa and enjoy the companionship of volunteer military members. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Col. Keith Balts, 30th Space Wing vice commander, two members from the Space and Sea Girl Scout troop and Santa Claus pull the lever to light the tree during the base tree lighting event here Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Col. Keith Balts, 30th Space Wing vice commander, two members from the Space and Sea Girl Scout troop and Santa Claus pull the lever to light the tree during the base tree lighting event here Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Bien Covita, a 30th Comptroller Squadron deputy dispersing officer, fires an M16 rifle during the first class of the new Rifle Carbine Air Force Qualification course here Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. The new course, in which Airman fire nearly double the amount of rounds of the previous course, contains both basic firing positions (prone, sitting, kneeling, standing) and advanced tactical movements. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Bien Covita, a 30th Comptroller Squadron deputy dispersing officer, fires an M16 rifle during the first class of the new Rifle Carbine Air Force Qualification course here Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. The new course, in which Airman fire nearly double the amount of rounds of the previous course, contains both basic firing positions (prone, sitting, kneeling, standing) and advanced tactical movements. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Members of the Vandenberg Spouses Club put together bags of donated cookies to be handed out to Airmen who live in the dorms here Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011. The Holiday Cookie Express is an annual event. (US Air Force photo/Jennifer Green-Lanchoney)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Members of the Vandenberg Spouses Club put together bags of donated cookies to be handed out to Airmen who live in the dorms here Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011. The Holiday Cookie Express is an annual event. (US Air Force photo/Jennifer Green-Lanchoney)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Col. Richard Boltz, the 30th Space Wing commander, tries to talk down an aggressive suspect while testing out the 30th Security Forces Squadron's new firearms training simulator at Combat Arms here Thursday, Dec. 15th, 2011. The new simulator provides a virtual training environment for Vandenberg members to practice real world combat tactics and train with firearms qualification scenarios. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Col. Richard Boltz, the 30th Space Wing commander, tries to talk down an aggressive suspect while testing out the 30th Security Forces Squadron's new firearms training simulator at Combat Arms here Thursday, Dec. 15th, 2011. The new simulator provides a virtual training environment for Vandenberg members to practice real world combat tactics and train with firearms qualification scenarios. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Master Sgt. James Butler, Staff Sgt. Ron Glenn, Airman 1st Class Issac Lamar and Airman 1st Class Caleb Brinkley from the Band of the Golden West from Travis AFB, Calif., perform Christmas carols in the 30th Medical Group foyer here Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. The saxophone quartet toured main base and played Christmas songs to members of Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jerry E. Clemens Jr.)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Master Sgt. James Butler, Staff Sgt. Ron Glenn, Airman 1st Class Issac Lamar and Airman 1st Class Caleb Brinkley from the Band of the Golden West from Travis AFB, Calif., perform Christmas carols in the 30th Medical Group foyer here Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. The saxophone quartet toured main base and played Christmas songs to members of Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jerry E. Clemens Jr.)