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VANDENEBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – A section of Ocean Avenue is closed off during construction on Utah Avenue here Thursday, April 8, 2010. The construction will replace aging water pipes to improve quality of life in base housing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENEBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – A section of Ocean Avenue is closed off during construction on Utah Avenue here Thursday, April 8, 2010. The construction will replace aging water pipes to improve quality of life in base housing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENEBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – A section of Ocean Avenue is closed off during construction on Utah Avenue here Thursday, April 8, 2010. The construction will replace aging water pipes to improve quality of life in base housing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENEBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – A section of Ocean Avenue is closed off during construction on Utah Avenue here Thursday, April 8, 2010. The construction will replace aging water pipes to improve quality of life in base housing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENEBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Traffic is redirected from the left lane to the right lane at the end of the construction zone on Utah Avenue here Thursday, April 8, 2010. The construction will replace aging water pipes to improve quality of life in base housing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENEBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Traffic is redirected from the left lane to the right lane at the end of the construction zone on Utah Avenue here Thursday, April 8, 2010. The construction will replace aging water pipes to improve quality of life in base housing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENEBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Sections of the Vandenberg Car Care Center are fenced off during construction here Thursday, April 8, 2010. The construction will upgrade the current gas pump storage tank. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENEBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Sections of the Vandenberg Car Care Center are fenced off during construction here Thursday, April 8, 2010. The construction will upgrade the current gas pump storage tank. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENEBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Sections of the Vandenberg Car Care Center are fenced off during construction here Thursday, April 8, 2010. The construction will upgrade the current gas pump storage tank. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENEBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Sections of the Vandenberg Car Care Center are fenced off during construction here Thursday, April 8, 2010. The construction will upgrade the current gas pump storage tank. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENEBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The inbound lane at the Utah Gate is closed during construction here Thursday, April 8, 2010. The construction will replace aging water pipes to improve quality of life in base housing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENEBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The inbound lane at the Utah Gate is closed during construction here Thursday, April 8, 2010. The construction will replace aging water pipes to improve quality of life in base housing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENEBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Team Vandenberg members use the outbound lane to enter base at the Utah Gate during construction here Thursday, April 8, 2010. The construction will replace aging water pipes to improve quality of life in base housing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENEBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Team Vandenberg members use the outbound lane to enter base at the Utah Gate during construction here Thursday, April 8, 2010. The construction will replace aging water pipes to improve quality of life in base housing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENEBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Officer Mike Mattie of Chenega Security watches construction after checking identifications at the Utah Gate here Thursday, April 8, 2010. The construction will replace aging water pipes to improve quality of life in base housing. (U.S Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENEBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Officer Mike Mattie of Chenega Security watches construction after checking identifications at the Utah Gate here Thursday, April 8, 2010. The construction will replace aging water pipes to improve quality of life in base housing. (U.S Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  – Contractors from Rockwood Construction lay out the design for the curve leading from the 30th Space Communications Squadron here Thursday, April 8, 2010. The newly paved driveway is a part of the beautification project for Building 12000, which also recently received a new coat of paint. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Scottie T. McCord)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Contractors from Rockwood Construction lay out the design for the curve leading from the 30th Space Communications Squadron here Thursday, April 8, 2010. The newly paved driveway is a part of the beautification project for Building 12000, which also recently received a new coat of paint. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Scottie T. McCord)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  – Ismael Maldonado lines out the curve as Donny Snyder smoothes out the freshly poured concrete at the 30th Space Communications Squadron here Thursday, April 8, 2010.  Rockwood Construction was awarded the contract to make some much needed repairs to the parking lot and to give a facelift to add a more modern design. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Scottie T. McCord)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Ismael Maldonado lines out the curve as Donny Snyder smoothes out the freshly poured concrete at the 30th Space Communications Squadron here Thursday, April 8, 2010. Rockwood Construction was awarded the contract to make some much needed repairs to the parking lot and to give a facelift to add a more modern design. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Scottie T. McCord)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The Rockwood Construction Company was hired to re-pave the parking lot at the Communications and Public Affairs building 12000 Thursday, April 8, 2010. The workers must do patch work on the foundation before the re-paving begins. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Scottie T. McCord)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The Rockwood Construction Company was hired to re-pave the parking lot at the Communications and Public Affairs building 12000 Thursday, April 8, 2010. The workers must do patch work on the foundation before the re-paving begins. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Scottie T. McCord)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Vandenberg Lodging parking lot undergoes construction here Thursday, April 8, 2010.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Vandenberg Lodging parking lot undergoes construction here Thursday, April 8, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Vandenberg Lodging parking lot undergoes construction here Thursday, April 8, 2010.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Vandenberg Lodging parking lot undergoes construction here Thursday, April 8, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Chad Lorton, a contractor with the Rockwood General Contractors company, measures the area with Jeff Whitaker, a RGC contractor, to put new light poles in the ground near the Vandenberg Fitness Center here Thursday, April 8, 2010.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Chad Lorton, a contractor with the Rockwood General Contractors company, measures the area with Jeff Whitaker, a RGC contractor, to put new light poles in the ground near the Vandenberg Fitness Center here Thursday, April 8, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Joe Torres, an electrician of David Maurice Sherovani Electric, inspects work done on a trench during construction at the Lompoc Gate here Thursday, April 8, 2010. The construction will be completed in June 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Joe Torres, an electrician of David Maurice Sherovani Electric, inspects work done on a trench during construction at the Lompoc Gate here Thursday, April 8, 2010. The construction will be completed in June 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Jeasun Feralio, an electrician of David Maurice Sherovani Electric, digs a trench during construction at the Lompoc Gate here Thursday, April 8, 2010. The construction will be completed in June 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Jeasun Feralio, an electrician of David Maurice Sherovani Electric, digs a trench during construction at the Lompoc Gate here Thursday, April 8, 2010. The construction will be completed in June 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Construction continues at the Lompoc Gate here Thursday, April 8, 2010. With the installation of ground lights, the gate will be better equipped to handle security during hours of darkness. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Construction continues at the Lompoc Gate here Thursday, April 8, 2010. With the installation of ground lights, the gate will be better equipped to handle security during hours of darkness. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Joe Torres and Justin Sherwood,  electricians of David Maurice Sherovani Electric, prepare a trench during construction at the Lompoc Gate here Thursday, April 8, 2010. The construction will be completed in June 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher 
Hubenthal)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Joe Torres and Justin Sherwood, electricians of David Maurice Sherovani Electric, prepare a trench during construction at the Lompoc Gate here Thursday, April 8, 2010. The construction will be completed in June 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)