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Warrior Airmen show Vandenberg what they're made of

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Challenging opposition forces, Senior Airman Norma Alvarez, of the 30th Security Forces Squadron, fires her M249 light machine gun during a North Star exercise here Thursday, June 10, 2010. At the North Star exercise, Airmen are taught to positively identify the enemy during an attack before firing their weapon. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher 
Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Challenging opposition forces, Senior Airman Norma Alvarez, of the 30th Security Forces Squadron, fires her M249 light machine gun during a North Star exercise here Thursday, June 10, 2010. At the North Star exercise, Airmen are taught to positively identify the enemy during an attack before firing their weapon. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Master Sgt. Alvin Johnson, of the 30th Medical Support Squadron, listens to briefings with other Airmen of Team V during the North Star exercise here Thursday, June 10, 2010. The formation included safety briefings, rules of engagement, weapons awareness and words of inspiration from the North Star commander. (U.S. Air force photo/ Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Master Sgt. Alvin Johnson, of the 30th Medical Support Squadron, listens to briefings with other Airmen of Team V during the North Star exercise here Thursday, June 10, 2010. The formation included safety briefings, rules of engagement, weapons awareness and words of inspiration from the North Star commander. (U.S. Air force photo/ Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Senior Airman Jhordimae Cardenas, of the 30th Medical Support Squadron, helps her team construct the medical tent for the North Star exercise here Thursday, June 10, 2010. The beginning of the North Star exercise is focused on safety briefing and construction of the simulated camp (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Senior Airman Jhordimae Cardenas, of the 30th Medical Support Squadron, helps her team construct the medical tent for the North Star exercise here Thursday, June 10, 2010. The beginning of the North Star exercise is focused on safety briefing and construction of the simulated camp (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Taking initiative, Tech. Sgt. David Smith, of the 30th Launch Group, helps construct the medical tent during the North Star exercise here Thursday, June 10, 2010. The North Star exercise prepares Airmen for real world situations and wartime contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Taking initiative, Tech. Sgt. David Smith, of the 30th Launch Group, helps construct the medical tent during the North Star exercise here Thursday, June 10, 2010. The North Star exercise prepares Airmen for real world situations and wartime contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Staff Sgt. Mercury Guemo, of the 30th Medical Support Squadron, tightens a rope to support a medical tent for the North Star exercise here Thursday, June 10, 2010. The medical tent is used for real world and exercise related emergencies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Staff Sgt. Mercury Guemo, of the 30th Medical Support Squadron, tightens a rope to support a medical tent for the North Star exercise here Thursday, June 10, 2010. The medical tent is used for real world and exercise related emergencies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Airmen of Team V work together in preparation of the North Star exercise here Thursday, June 10, 2010. The North Star exercise prepares Airmen for real world situations and wartime contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Airmen of Team V work together in preparation of the North Star exercise here Thursday, June 10, 2010. The North Star exercise prepares Airmen for real world situations and wartime contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Staring down his sight, Senior Airman David Haldi, of the 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron, reacts to the sound of gun shots during a North Star exercise here Thursday, June 10, 2010. North Star is an exercise that helps Vandenberg Airmen prepare for deployment taskings. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Staring down his sight, Senior Airman David Haldi, of the 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron, reacts to the sound of gun shots during a North Star exercise here Thursday, June 10, 2010. North Star is an exercise that helps Vandenberg Airmen prepare for deployment taskings. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - An Airman of Team V fills her canteen with water during the North Star exercise here Thursday, June 10, 2010. The North Star exercise lasts two days and includes fundamentals training, processing a simulated deployment line and two days in the field. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - An Airman of Team V fills her canteen with water during the North Star exercise here Thursday, June 10, 2010. The North Star exercise lasts two days and includes fundamentals training, processing a simulated deployment line and two days in the field. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Aiming down range, Staff Sgt. Christopher Abadie, of the 30th Security Forces Squadron, reacts to opposition forces and returns fire during a North Star exercise here Thursday, June 10, 2010. Airmen of Team V use are evaluated on key parts of their previous training to prepare them for real world emergencies and wartime contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Aiming down range, Staff Sgt. Christopher Abadie, of the 30th Security Forces Squadron, reacts to opposition forces and returns fire during a North Star exercise here Thursday, June 10, 2010. Airmen of Team V use are evaluated on key parts of their previous training to prepare them for real world emergencies and wartime contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Staff Sgt Antonio Brandy and Staff Sgt. Shawn Warwick, both of the 30th Security Forces Squadron, make their way to a defensive firing position during a simulated direct fire attack here Thursday, June 10, 2010. The North Star exercise tests airmen on reacting to indirect and direct fire. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Staff Sgt Antonio Brandy and Staff Sgt. Shawn Warwick, both of the 30th Security Forces Squadron, make their way to a defensive firing position during a simulated direct fire attack here Thursday, June 10, 2010. The North Star exercise tests airmen on reacting to indirect and direct fire. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)