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Vandenberg gathers for Texas Blowout

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Kicking off the Texas Blowout cowchip tossing contest, 30th Space Wing vice commander Col. Steven Winters throws a cow pie like a frisbee at Cocheo Park here Aug. 21. The Texas Blowout also included a car show and silent auction.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Kicking off the Texas Blowout cowchip tossing contest, 30th Space Wing vice commander Col. Steven Winters throws a cow pie like a frisbee at Cocheo Park here Aug. 21. The Texas Blowout also included a car show and silent auction. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Vandenberg community join together to enjoy outdoor games and food during the annual Texas Blowout at Cocheo Park here Aug. 21. The Texas Blowout provided a barbecue and activites such as a cow chip toss, car show and silent auction. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Vandenberg community join together to enjoy outdoor games and food during the annual Texas Blowout at Cocheo Park here Aug. 21. The Texas Blowout provided a barbecue and activites such as a cow chip toss, car show and silent auction. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Jackson Hauboldt, who is the son of 4th Space Launch Sqaudron commander Lt. Col. Brady Hauboldt, uses a mock cow udder to squeeze juice into a cup during the Texas Blowout at Cocheo Park here Aug. 21. The Texas Blowout, which includes a barbecue and activities such as a car show, is the biggest fundraiser for Operation Kids' Christmas. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Jackson Hauboldt, who is the son of 4th Space Launch Sqaudron commander Lt. Col. Brady Hauboldt, uses a mock cow udder to squeeze juice into a cup during the Texas Blowout at Cocheo Park here Aug. 21. The Texas Blowout, which includes a barbecue and activities such as a car show, is the biggest fundraiser for Operation Kids' Christmas. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- To add a sweet taste, Master Sgt. Jeffrey Lynn of the 30th Launch Support Squadron sprinkles powdered sugar on top of freshly made funnel cakes during the Texas Blowout at Cocheo Park here Aug. 21. The Texas Blowout included a barbecue and activites such as a cow chip toss, car show and silent auction. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- To add a sweet taste, Master Sgt. Jeffrey Lynn of the 30th Launch Support Squadron sprinkles powdered sugar on top of freshly made funnel cakes during the Texas Blowout at Cocheo Park here Aug. 21. The Texas Blowout included a barbecue and activites such as a cow chip toss, car show and silent auction. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  Ema Warren, who is the daughter of 2nd Lt. Aaron Warren of the 392nd Training Squadron, patiently waits while 2nd Lt. Monique Brown forms a balloon flower for her during the Texas Blowout here Aug. 21. Last year's Texas Blowout event helped raise $20,000 for the Operation Kids' Christmas event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Ema Warren, who is the daughter of 2nd Lt. Aaron Warren of the 392nd Training Squadron, patiently waits while 2nd Lt. Monique Brown forms a balloon flower for her during the Texas Blowout here Aug. 21. Last year's Texas Blowout event helped raise $20,000 for the Operation Kids' Christmas event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)