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2011 Year in Review -- Part II

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- 'Riding the lightning,' Col. Richard Boltz, the 30th Space Wing commander, feels the volts coming out of a Taser X26 Electronic Control Device  at the 30th Security Forces Squadron training center here Thursday, April 7, 2011.  The training was provided to the 30th Space Wing leadership for educational purposes regarding the non-lethal weapon's capabilities when used by 30th SFS members. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- 'Riding the lightning,' Col. Richard Boltz, the 30th Space Wing commander, feels the volts coming out of a Taser X26 Electronic Control Device at the 30th Security Forces Squadron training center here Thursday, April 7, 2011. The training was provided to the 30th Space Wing leadership for educational purposes regarding the non-lethal weapon's capabilities when used by 30th SFS members. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Rodney Franken, a 30th Security Forces Squadron member, stands guard during the Candlelight Vigil Ceremony at Missile V here Thursday, May 19, 2011.  The ceremony was held in honor of fallen law enforcement personnel during National Police Week. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Rodney Franken, a 30th Security Forces Squadron member, stands guard during the Candlelight Vigil Ceremony at Missile V here Thursday, May 19, 2011. The ceremony was held in honor of fallen law enforcement personnel during National Police Week. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Team Vandenberg launched an Atlas V from Space Launch Complex-3 here April 14 at 9:24 p.m. PDT. It was the fourth Atlas V processed at Vandenberg and the 605th overall Atlas mission in U.S. history. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Team Vandenberg launched an Atlas V from Space Launch Complex-3 here April 14 at 9:24 p.m. PDT. It was the fourth Atlas V processed at Vandenberg and the 605th overall Atlas mission in U.S. history. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

TORRANCE, Calif. -- Army Gen. Robert Cone, the Army Training and Doctrine Command commander, swears in men and women from all the branches of the military during Armed Forces Day Saturday, May 21, 2011.  The future military members marched in the 52nd Annual Armed Forces Day parade which ended with an enlistment ceremony.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

TORRANCE, Calif. -- Army Gen. Robert Cone, the Army Training and Doctrine Command commander, swears in men and women from all the branches of the military during Armed Forces Day Saturday, May 21, 2011. The future military members marched in the 52nd Annual Armed Forces Day parade which ended with an enlistment ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Team V members begin to run during the Wing Run at the parade grounds here Tuesday, May 31, 2011.  The 30th WS led the Wing Run before the squadron inactivates on Friday, June 3.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Team V members begin to run during the Wing Run at the parade grounds here Tuesday, May 31, 2011. The 30th WS led the Wing Run before the squadron inactivates on Friday, June 3. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Members of the 30th Medical Operations Squadron and Team V Spouses gathered by the main gate here to place 576 pinwheels into the ground Friday, April 1, 2011 in support of Child Abuse Awareness Month. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Members of the 30th Medical Operations Squadron and Team V Spouses gathered by the main gate here to place 576 pinwheels into the ground Friday, April 1, 2011 in support of Child Abuse Awareness Month. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

Lompoc, Calif. – Chief Master Sgt. James Mackinley, 14th Air Force command chief, represents the 14th AF in the 2011 Flower Festival parade here Saturday, June 25, 2011. The city of Lompoc is known as “the city of arts and flowers” because of its downtown murals and its flower industry.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

Lompoc, Calif. – Chief Master Sgt. James Mackinley, 14th Air Force command chief, represents the 14th AF in the 2011 Flower Festival parade here Saturday, June 25, 2011. The city of Lompoc is known as “the city of arts and flowers” because of its downtown murals and its flower industry. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

LOMPOC, Calif. – The Vandenberg Honor Guard precede Col. Keith Balts, the 30th Space Wing vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. James Mackinley, the 14th Air Force command chief, during the 2011 Flower Festival parade here Saturday, June 25, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

LOMPOC, Calif. – The Vandenberg Honor Guard precede Col. Keith Balts, the 30th Space Wing vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. James Mackinley, the 14th Air Force command chief, during the 2011 Flower Festival parade here Saturday, June 25, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif, -- A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket blasts off from Space Launch Complex-2 at 7:20 a.m. PDT, June 10, 2011, with the Aquarius/SAC-D observatory for NASA and the Space Agency of Argentina. CREDIT: United Launch Alliance/William G. Hartenstein

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif, -- A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket blasts off from Space Launch Complex-2 at 7:20 a.m. PDT, June 10, 2011, with the Aquarius/SAC-D observatory for NASA and the Space Agency of Argentina. CREDIT: United Launch Alliance/William G. Hartenstein