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Youth Center hosts Salute to Youth event

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Glen and Mary Newcomb wear renaissance era costumes while interacting with children during the Salute to Youth event at the Youth Center here Friday, July 29, 2011.  The Salute to Youth was both an educational and family friendly event.  It hosted the Exceptional Family Member Program, local schools, Backpack Brigade, Disc Jockey, games and prizes. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Glen and Mary Newcomb wear renaissance era costumes while interacting with children during the Salute to Youth event at the Youth Center here Friday, July 29, 2011. The Salute to Youth was both an educational and family friendly event. It hosted the Exceptional Family Member Program, local schools, Backpack Brigade, Disc Jockey, games and prizes. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Alexandra Otiveros gets her face painted during the Salute to Youth event at the Youth Center here Friday, July 29, 2011. The Salute to Youth was both an educational and family friendly event.  It hosted the Exceptional Family Member Program, local schools, Backpack Brigade, disc jockey, games and prizes. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Alexandra Otiveros gets her face painted during the Salute to Youth event at the Youth Center here Friday, July 29, 2011. The Salute to Youth was both an educational and family friendly event. It hosted the Exceptional Family Member Program, local schools, Backpack Brigade, disc jockey, games and prizes. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Lauren Prater hugs Sammy the Squirrel, the former 30th Force Support Squadron mascot, during the Salute to Youth event at the Youth Center here Friday, July 29, 2011. The Salute to Youth was both an educational and family friendly event. The event hosted the Exceptional Family Member Program, local schools, Backpack Brigade, disc jockey, games and prizes. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Lauren Prater hugs Sammy the Squirrel, the former 30th Force Support Squadron mascot, during the Salute to Youth event at the Youth Center here Friday, July 29, 2011. The Salute to Youth was both an educational and family friendly event. The event hosted the Exceptional Family Member Program, local schools, Backpack Brigade, disc jockey, games and prizes. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Sparky, the Vandenberg Fire Department’s mascot, greets four girls with high-fives during the Salute to Youth event at the Youth Center here Friday, July 29, 2011. The Base fire department showed children at the event the different fire engines and also simulated an escape from a smoke filled building. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Sparky, the Vandenberg Fire Department’s mascot, greets four girls with high-fives during the Salute to Youth event at the Youth Center here Friday, July 29, 2011. The Base fire department showed children at the event the different fire engines and also simulated an escape from a smoke filled building. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – School supplies are given out for the Backpack Brigade during the Salute to Youth event at the Youth Center gym here Friday, July 29, 2011. The Backpack Brigade program gives school supplies to families with school-aged children with an income at or below $36,000. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – School supplies are given out for the Backpack Brigade during the Salute to Youth event at the Youth Center gym here Friday, July 29, 2011. The Backpack Brigade program gives school supplies to families with school-aged children with an income at or below $36,000. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)