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Practice makes perfect

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Instructing by example, Staff Sgt. Rodrake Ea, a 30th Security Forces Squadron unit trainer, goes through the steps on how to search a detainee during a North Star Training exercise at Cocheo Park here Monday, June 7, 2010. The training Airmen receive will be evaluated later in the week during a wartime contingency exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Instructing by example, Staff Sgt. Rodrake Ea, a 30th Security Forces Squadron unit trainer, goes through the steps on how to search a detainee during a North Star Training exercise at Cocheo Park here Monday, June 7, 2010. The training Airmen receive will be evaluated later in the week during a wartime contingency exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Airman 1st Class Tyler Qualls, of the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron,  finishes putting his M16 Rifle back together during Northstar training located at Cocheo Park here Monday, June 7, 2010. The exercise trains Airmen how to react to indirect and direct fire, use sign and countersign, searching and weapon fundamentals. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Airman 1st Class Tyler Qualls, of the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, finishes putting his M16 Rifle back together during Northstar training located at Cocheo Park here Monday, June 7, 2010. The exercise trains Airmen how to react to indirect and direct fire, use sign and countersign, searching and weapon fundamentals. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Airman 1st Class Tyler Qualls, of the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, assists Staff Sgt. Tanisha Jordan, of the 30th Operations Support Squadron, during a North Star training exercise at Cocheo Park here Monday, June 7, 2010. The exercise trains Airmen how to react to indirect and direct fire, use sign and countersign, searching and weapon fundamentals. (U.S. Air Force 
photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Airman 1st Class Tyler Qualls, of the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, assists Staff Sgt. Tanisha Jordan, of the 30th Operations Support Squadron, during a North Star training exercise at Cocheo Park here Monday, June 7, 2010. The exercise trains Airmen how to react to indirect and direct fire, use sign and countersign, searching and weapon fundamentals. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Scanning his sector, Airman 1st Class Robert Hosmer, of the 30th Space Communications Squadron, reacts to a simulated indirect fire attack during a North Star training exercise at Cocheo Park here Monday, June 7, 2010. The training Airmen receive will be evaluated later in the week during a wartime contingency exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher 
Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Scanning his sector, Airman 1st Class Robert Hosmer, of the 30th Space Communications Squadron, reacts to a simulated indirect fire attack during a North Star training exercise at Cocheo Park here Monday, June 7, 2010. The training Airmen receive will be evaluated later in the week during a wartime contingency exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Tech. Sgt. David Bohlander, of the 1st Air and Space Test Squadron, evaluates Airmen as they practice expedient patient transportation during a North Star training course at Cocheo Park here Tuesday, June 8, 2010. The training course is designed to train Airmen how to react to various situations during a wartime contingency exercise later in the week as well as in real world situations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Tech. Sgt. David Bohlander, of the 1st Air and Space Test Squadron, evaluates Airmen as they practice expedient patient transportation during a North Star training course at Cocheo Park here Tuesday, June 8, 2010. The training course is designed to train Airmen how to react to various situations during a wartime contingency exercise later in the week as well as in real world situations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Airmen from Team V prepare to transport a simulated casualty during a North Star training course at Cocheo Park here Tuesday, June 8, 2010. The training course concentrated on expedient patient transportation, nine-line medical evacuation requests, self aid and buddy care, identifying unexploded ordnance and mission oriented protective posture levels. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Airmen from Team V prepare to transport a simulated casualty during a North Star training course at Cocheo Park here Tuesday, June 8, 2010. The training course concentrated on expedient patient transportation, nine-line medical evacuation requests, self aid and buddy care, identifying unexploded ordnance and mission oriented protective posture levels. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Senior Airman Norma Alvarez, of the 30th Security Forces Squadron, applies a splint to Master Sgt. Alvin Johnson, of the 30th Medical Operations Squadron, during a North Star training course at Cocheo Park here Tuesday, June 8, 2010. The training course is designed to train Airmen how to react to various situations during a wartime contingency exercise later in the week as well as in real world situations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Senior Airman Norma Alvarez, of the 30th Security Forces Squadron, applies a splint to Master Sgt. Alvin Johnson, of the 30th Medical Operations Squadron, during a North Star training course at Cocheo Park here Tuesday, June 8, 2010. The training course is designed to train Airmen how to react to various situations during a wartime contingency exercise later in the week as well as in real world situations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  Airman Travis Vick, of the 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron, puts his boot on during a North Star training course at Cocheo Park here Tuesday, June 8, 2010. The course is designed to train Airmen how to react to various situations during a wartime contingency exercise and real world situations.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Airman Travis Vick, of the 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron, puts his boot on during a North Star training course at Cocheo Park here Tuesday, June 8, 2010. The course is designed to train Airmen how to react to various situations during a wartime contingency exercise and real world situations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  Airman 1st Class Keen Santiago and Senior Airman Jhordimae Cardenas, from the 30th Medical Support Squadron assist each other with attaching their drinking tubes to their Mission Oriented Protective Posture level masks during a North Star training course at Cocheo Park here Tuesday, June 8, 2010.  The course included MOPP four level preparation, self aid and buddy care and explosives ordnance awareness.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Airman 1st Class Keen Santiago and Senior Airman Jhordimae Cardenas, from the 30th Medical Support Squadron assist each other with attaching their drinking tubes to their Mission Oriented Protective Posture level masks during a North Star training course at Cocheo Park here Tuesday, June 8, 2010. The course included MOPP four level preparation, self aid and buddy care and explosives ordnance awareness. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)