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Unit Focus: 533rd Training Squadron

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Matthew Davis, a 533rd Training Squadron satellite systems fundamentals instructor, teaches Airman 1st Class Ann Melendez-Martinez, a 533rd TRS student, about the architectural evolution plan and global positioning systems May 27. The 533rd TRS, an original missile squadron and a training detachment at Schriever AFB, Colo., provides initial qualification training for attack warning, space surveillance and counter-drug missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Matthew Davis, a 533rd Training Squadron satellite systems fundamentals instructor, teaches Airman 1st Class Ann Melendez-Martinez, a 533rd TRS student, about the architectural evolution plan and global positioning systems May 27. The 533rd TRS, an original missile squadron and a training detachment at Schriever AFB, Colo., provides initial qualification training for attack warning, space surveillance and counter-drug missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Working with multiple sources of input, Tech. Sgt Cody Nolen, a 533rd Training Squadron global positioning system instructor, trains early orbit determination for paused array warning systems using several computer monitors May 28. The 533rd TRS, an original missile squadron and a training detachment at Schriever AFB, Colo., provides initial qualification training for attack warning, space surveillance and counter-drug missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Working with multiple sources of input, Tech. Sgt Cody Nolen, a 533rd Training Squadron global positioning system instructor, trains early orbit determination for paused array warning systems using several computer monitors May 28. The 533rd TRS, an original missile squadron and a training detachment at Schriever AFB, Colo., provides initial qualification training for attack warning, space surveillance and counter-drug missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Dan St. James and Maj. Nathanael White, 533rd Training Squadron Space Based Infared Systems instructors, set up a lesson plan for their students using a computer system May 28.  The 533rd TRS, an original missile squadron and a training detachment at Schriever AFB, Colo., provides initial qualification training for attack warning, space surveillance and counterdrug missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Dan St. James and Maj. Nathanael White, 533rd Training Squadron Space Based Infared Systems instructors, set up a lesson plan for their students using a computer system May 28. The 533rd TRS, an original missile squadron and a training detachment at Schriever AFB, Colo., provides initial qualification training for attack warning, space surveillance and counterdrug missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  Tech. Sgt. Cory Beebe, a 533rd Training Squadron enlisted Space 100 instructor, explains to Airman 1st Class Andrew Cadwallader, a 533rd TRS student, how ground based radars track satellites May 27.   The 533rd TRS, an original missile squadron and a training detachment at Schriever AFB, Colo., provides initial qualification training for attack warning, space surveillance and counterdrug missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Tech. Sgt. Cory Beebe, a 533rd Training Squadron enlisted Space 100 instructor, explains to Airman 1st Class Andrew Cadwallader, a 533rd TRS student, how ground based radars track satellites May 27. The 533rd TRS, an original missile squadron and a training detachment at Schriever AFB, Colo., provides initial qualification training for attack warning, space surveillance and counterdrug missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Thomas Johnson, a 533rd Training Squadron student, takes notes on how ground based radars track satellites May 27. The 533rd TRS, an original missile squadron and a training detachment at Schriever AFB, Colo., provides initial qualification training for attack warning, space surveillance and counterdrug missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Thomas Johnson, a 533rd Training Squadron student, takes notes on how ground based radars track satellites May 27. The 533rd TRS, an original missile squadron and a training detachment at Schriever AFB, Colo., provides initial qualification training for attack warning, space surveillance and counterdrug missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Dan St. James, a 533rd Training Squadron Space Based Infared Systems instructor, explains the sub systems of defense support program satellites to students May 28. The students must understand the inner workings of a satellite in order to provide better understanding of how they get their mission data. The 533rd TRS, an original missile squadron and a training detachment at Schriever AFB, Colo., provides initial qualification training for attack warning, space surveillance and counterdrug missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Dan St. James, a 533rd Training Squadron Space Based Infared Systems instructor, explains the sub systems of defense support program satellites to students May 28. The students must understand the inner workings of a satellite in order to provide better understanding of how they get their mission data. The 533rd TRS, an original missile squadron and a training detachment at Schriever AFB, Colo., provides initial qualification training for attack warning, space surveillance and counterdrug missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Using a celestial sphere, Staff Sgt. Dallin Skelton, left, a 533rd Training Squadron student, shows Tech. Sgt. Cory Beebe, a 533rd TRS enlisted Space 100 instructor, a point used to see the apparent path the sun takes through the stars. The 533rd TRS, an original missile squadron and a training detachment at Schriever AFB, Colo., provides initial qualification training for attack warning, space surveillance and counter-drug missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Using a celestial sphere, Staff Sgt. Dallin Skelton, left, a 533rd Training Squadron student, shows Tech. Sgt. Cory Beebe, a 533rd TRS enlisted Space 100 instructor, a point used to see the apparent path the sun takes through the stars. The 533rd TRS, an original missile squadron and a training detachment at Schriever AFB, Colo., provides initial qualification training for attack warning, space surveillance and counter-drug missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Studying as a group, students from the 533rd Training Squadron review how to keep track of satellites orbiting the Earth, otherwise known as space situational awareness, May 27. Space fundamentals must be learned before their satellite specific initial qualification training. The 533rd TRS, an original missile squadron and a training detachment at Schriever AFB, Colo., provides initial qualification training for attack warning, space surveillance and counter-drug missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Studying as a group, students from the 533rd Training Squadron review how to keep track of satellites orbiting the Earth, otherwise known as space situational awareness, May 27. Space fundamentals must be learned before their satellite specific initial qualification training. The 533rd TRS, an original missile squadron and a training detachment at Schriever AFB, Colo., provides initial qualification training for attack warning, space surveillance and counter-drug missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Working as a team, Senior Airman Phillip Martin, left, and Capt. Aron Pertner, 533rd Training Squadron students, learn how to track high priority space objects such as the resulting debris of satellite collissions. The 533rd TRS, an original missile squadron and a training detachment at Schriever AFB, Colo., provides initial qualification training for attack warning, space surveillance and counter-drug missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Working as a team, Senior Airman Phillip Martin, left, and Capt. Aron Pertner, 533rd Training Squadron students, learn how to track high priority space objects such as the resulting debris of satellite collissions. The 533rd TRS, an original missile squadron and a training detachment at Schriever AFB, Colo., provides initial qualification training for attack warning, space surveillance and counter-drug missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Going through a series of slides, Maj. Nathanael White (at the front left), a 533rd Training Squadron Space Based Infared Systems instructor, teaches students about geography and missiles May 28. The 533rd TRS, an original missile squadron and a training detachment at Schriever AFB, Colo., provides initial qualification training for attack warning, space surveillance and counter-drug missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Going through a series of slides, Maj. Nathanael White (at the front left), a 533rd Training Squadron Space Based Infared Systems instructor, teaches students about geography and missiles May 28. The 533rd TRS, an original missile squadron and a training detachment at Schriever AFB, Colo., provides initial qualification training for attack warning, space surveillance and counter-drug missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)