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Commonwealth says thank you

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Lt. Col. Trevor Laine, from the14th Air Force, drives a ball to the green 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. -- Lt. Col. Trevor Laine, from the14th Air Force, drives a ball to the green 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. -- Golfers work their way towards the green 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. -- Golfers work their way towards the green 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. -- Capt. Jeremy Haas, from the 392nd Training Squadron, drives a ball to the green 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. -- Capt. Jeremy Haas, from the 392nd Training Squadron, drives a ball to the green 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. -- 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. -- 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. -- Golfers watch as Todd Ranney attempts to make 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. -- Golfers watch as Todd Ranney attempts to make 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. --Royal Australian Air Force Squadron Leader Chris Robson, 614 Air Operations Center, selects a club 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. --Royal Australian Air Force Squadron Leader Chris Robson, 614 Air Operations Center, selects a club 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. -- Golfers watch as Todd Ranney tees off 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. -- Golfers watch as Todd Ranney tees off 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)