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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Team Vandenberg gathers for the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony here at Building 11777 on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009. The tree lighting ceremony was held in the spirit of the holiday season. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ashley Reed)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Team Vandenberg gathers for the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony here at Building 11777 on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009. The tree lighting ceremony was held in the spirit of the holiday season. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ashley Reed)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Col. David Buck, the 30th Space Wing commander, speaks during the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, outside of Building 11777. Colonel Buck started off the ceremony by stressing the importance of family members during the holiday. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ashley Reed)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Col. David Buck, the 30th Space Wing commander, speaks during the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, outside of Building 11777. Colonel Buck started off the ceremony by stressing the importance of family members during the holiday. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ashley Reed)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Reminding people that Santa Claus is coming to town, Girl Scouts from Vandenberg sing Christmas carols during the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony here on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, outside of Building 11777. Members of the Vandenberg Girl Scouts sang multiple songs throughout the ceremony to usher in the holiday season. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ashley Reed)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Reminding people that Santa Claus is coming to town, Girl Scouts from Vandenberg sing Christmas carols during the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony here on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, outside of Building 11777. Members of the Vandenberg Girl Scouts sang multiple songs throughout the ceremony to usher in the holiday season. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ashley Reed)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Children of Vandenberg Airmen smile while having their photograph taken with Santa Claus at Building 11777 for the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009. After the holiday tree was lit, everyone gathered inside to see Santa and put in their Christmas wish lists. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ashley Reed)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Children of Vandenberg Airmen smile while having their photograph taken with Santa Claus at Building 11777 for the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009. After the holiday tree was lit, everyone gathered inside to see Santa and put in their Christmas wish lists. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ashley Reed)