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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Members of Team Vandenberg learn how to properly adjust Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear during a North Star exercise at Cocheo Park here Thursday, Feb. 10, 2010. North Star is used to test each Airman's knowledge of self-aid and buddy care, force protection levels, terrorist attacks and many other situations that may arise in a deployed location. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kerelin Molina)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Members of Team Vandenberg learn how to properly adjust Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear during a North Star exercise at Cocheo Park here Thursday, Feb. 10, 2010. North Star is used to test each Airman's knowledge of self-aid and buddy care, force protection levels, terrorist attacks and many other situations that may arise in a deployed location. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kerelin Molina)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Members of Team Vandenberg learn how to properly adjust level-two Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear during a North Star exercise at Cocheo Park here Thursday, Feb. 10, 2010. North Star is used to test each Airman's knowledge of self-aid and buddy care, force protection levels, terrorist attacks and many other situations that may arise in a deployed location. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kerelin Molina)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Members of Team Vandenberg learn how to properly adjust level-two Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear during a North Star exercise at Cocheo Park here Thursday, Feb. 10, 2010. North Star is used to test each Airman's knowledge of self-aid and buddy care, force protection levels, terrorist attacks and many other situations that may arise in a deployed location. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kerelin Molina)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Airman 1st Class Douglas Rossmiller, a member of  the 798th Munitions Maintenance Group, applies a pressure bandage to Airman 1st Class  Mychal Oliver, a member of the 576th Flight Test Squadron, during self-aid and buddy care training Thursday, Feb. 10, 2010 at Cocheo Park here during a North Star exercise. North Star's overall objective is to provide tasked personnel pre-deployment training similar to that normally received before supporting a deployment tasking. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kerelin Molina)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Airman 1st Class Douglas Rossmiller, a member of the 798th Munitions Maintenance Group, applies a pressure bandage to Airman 1st Class Mychal Oliver, a member of the 576th Flight Test Squadron, during self-aid and buddy care training Thursday, Feb. 10, 2010 at Cocheo Park here during a North Star exercise. North Star's overall objective is to provide tasked personnel pre-deployment training similar to that normally received before supporting a deployment tasking. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kerelin Molina)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Members of Team Vandenberg learn self-aid and buddy care during a North Star exercise at Cocheo Park here Thursday, Feb. 10, 2010. North Star is designed to teach Airmen the combat skills needed while deployed. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kerelin Molina)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Members of Team Vandenberg learn self-aid and buddy care during a North Star exercise at Cocheo Park here Thursday, Feb. 10, 2010. North Star is designed to teach Airmen the combat skills needed while deployed. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kerelin Molina)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Using a two-man carry, members of Team Vandenberg demonstrate how to carry a wounded Airman during a North Star exercise at Cocheo Park here Thursday, Feb. 10, 2010. North Star is used to test each Airman's knowledge of self-aid and buddy care, force protection levels, terrorist attacks and many other situations that may arise in a deployed location. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kerelin Molina)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Using a two-man carry, members of Team Vandenberg demonstrate how to carry a wounded Airman during a North Star exercise at Cocheo Park here Thursday, Feb. 10, 2010. North Star is used to test each Airman's knowledge of self-aid and buddy care, force protection levels, terrorist attacks and many other situations that may arise in a deployed location. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kerelin Molina)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Members of Team Vandenberg practice the recognize, record, retreat and reporting of unexploded ordnance devices at Cocheo Park here Thursday, Feb. 10, 2010 during a North Star exercise. North Star is used to test each Airman's knowledge of self-aid and buddy care, force protection levels, terrorist attacks and many other situations that may arise in a deployed location as covered in the Airman's Manual. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kerelin Molina)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Members of Team Vandenberg practice the recognize, record, retreat and reporting of unexploded ordnance devices at Cocheo Park here Thursday, Feb. 10, 2010 during a North Star exercise. North Star is used to test each Airman's knowledge of self-aid and buddy care, force protection levels, terrorist attacks and many other situations that may arise in a deployed location as covered in the Airman's Manual. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kerelin Molina)