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Unit Focus: 532nd Training Squadron

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Airman Basic David Smith, a 532nd Training Squadron student, inspects W950 ordnance cable for damage as Tech. Sgt. Brian Belan, a 532nd Training Squadron missile and space systems maintenance instructor, watches for mistakes here May 6. The course includes a missile and space systems overview, code handling procedures, technical publications, maintenance forms, tools, corrosion, security, environmental compliance, hazardous communication, maintenance principles, practices and management. Sergeant Belan has been an instructor for three years. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Airman Basic David Smith, a 532nd Training Squadron student, inspects W950 ordnance cable for damage as Tech. Sgt. Brian Belan, a 532nd Training Squadron missile and space systems maintenance instructor, watches for mistakes here May 6. The course includes a missile and space systems overview, code handling procedures, technical publications, maintenance forms, tools, corrosion, security, environmental compliance, hazardous communication, maintenance principles, practices and management. Sergeant Belan has been an instructor for three years. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Puting training into practice, Airman Basic David Smith loosens the adjusting nut on a articulating arm assembly while Airman Mark Kelly takes notes here May 6. Airmen The course includes a missile and space systems overview, code handling procedures, technical publications, maintenance forms, tools, corrosion, security, environmental compliance, hazardous communication, maintenance principles, practices and management. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Puting training into practice, Airman Basic David Smith loosens the adjusting nut on a articulating arm assembly while Airman Mark Kelly takes notes here May 6. Airmen The course includes a missile and space systems overview, code handling procedures, technical publications, maintenance forms, tools, corrosion, security, environmental compliance, hazardous communication, maintenance principles, practices and management. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- 532nd Training Squadron students troubleshoot a new environmental control system for the missile facilities here May 5. The missile and space systems facilities course provides students the skills and knowledge needed to maintain and operate launch facility and missile alert facility diesel-electrical and electrical power systems, support vehicles, refrigeration and environmental control systems, and waste disposal systems. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- 532nd Training Squadron students troubleshoot a new environmental control system for the missile facilities here May 5. The missile and space systems facilities course provides students the skills and knowledge needed to maintain and operate launch facility and missile alert facility diesel-electrical and electrical power systems, support vehicles, refrigeration and environmental control systems, and waste disposal systems. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Working as a team, Airman Patrick Cosby, Airman 1st Class Jerad Morgan, and Airman 1st Class Jeff Estes, 532nd Training Squadron students, troubleshoot a new environmental control system for the missile facilities here May 5. The missile and space systems facilities course provides students the skills and knowledge needed to maintain and operate launch facility and missile alert facility diesel-electrical and electrical power systems, support vehicles, refrigeration and environmental control systems, and waste disposal systems. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Working as a team, Airman Patrick Cosby, Airman 1st Class Jerad Morgan, and Airman 1st Class Jeff Estes, 532nd Training Squadron students, troubleshoot a new environmental control system for the missile facilities here May 5. The missile and space systems facilities course provides students the skills and knowledge needed to maintain and operate launch facility and missile alert facility diesel-electrical and electrical power systems, support vehicles, refrigeration and environmental control systems, and waste disposal systems. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Dustin Isbell, a 532nd Training Squadron missile and space systems facilities instructor, helps Airman 1st Class Thadeus Williamson, a 532nd TRS student, create a power schematic here May 4. This course provides students the skills and knowledge needed to maintain and operate launch facility and missile alert facility diesel-electrical and electrical power systems, support vehicles, refrigeration and environmental control systems, and waste disposal systems.  It covers fundamentals of electrical circuits, symbols, components, wiring diagrams, microprocessors and monitors, as well as diesel electrical units. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Dustin Isbell, a 532nd Training Squadron missile and space systems facilities instructor, helps Airman 1st Class Thadeus Williamson, a 532nd TRS student, create a power schematic here May 4. This course provides students the skills and knowledge needed to maintain and operate launch facility and missile alert facility diesel-electrical and electrical power systems, support vehicles, refrigeration and environmental control systems, and waste disposal systems. It covers fundamentals of electrical circuits, symbols, components, wiring diagrams, microprocessors and monitors, as well as diesel electrical units. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Keeping his students on track, Staff Sgt. Dustin Isbell, a 532nd Training Squadron missile and space systems facilities instructor, watches as Airman Ryan Turner and Airman 1st Class Adam Shade, 532nd TRS students, look over a power schematic here May 4. This course provides students the skills and knowledge needed to maintain and operate launch facility and missile alert facility diesel-electrical and electrical power systems, support vehicles, refrigeration and environmental control systems, and waste disposal systems.  It covers fundamentals of electrical circuits, symbols, components, wiring diagrams, microprocessors and monitors, as well as diesel electrical units. Sergeant Isbell has been an instructor for a year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Keeping his students on track, Staff Sgt. Dustin Isbell, a 532nd Training Squadron missile and space systems facilities instructor, watches as Airman Ryan Turner and Airman 1st Class Adam Shade, 532nd TRS students, look over a power schematic here May 4. This course provides students the skills and knowledge needed to maintain and operate launch facility and missile alert facility diesel-electrical and electrical power systems, support vehicles, refrigeration and environmental control systems, and waste disposal systems. It covers fundamentals of electrical circuits, symbols, components, wiring diagrams, microprocessors and monitors, as well as diesel electrical units. Sergeant Isbell has been an instructor for a year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Steven Zimmer, a 532nd Training Squadron air launch missile maintenance instructor, helps 532nd TRS students learn how to create a safety wire here May 4. Several items, such as bolts on a missile, must be safety-wired in place to prevent the parts from shaking loose during flight. Sergeant Zimmer has been an instructor for a year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Steven Zimmer, a 532nd Training Squadron air launch missile maintenance instructor, helps 532nd TRS students learn how to create a safety wire here May 4. Several items, such as bolts on a missile, must be safety-wired in place to prevent the parts from shaking loose during flight. Sergeant Zimmer has been an instructor for a year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Robert O'Hagan, a 532nd Training Squadron air launch missile maintenance instructor, helps 532nd TRS students learn how to create a safety wire May 4. The students are going through the ALMM course here, which is designed to give Airmen a understanding of how missiles operate. Sergeant O'Hagan has been an instructor for six months. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Robert O'Hagan, a 532nd Training Squadron air launch missile maintenance instructor, helps 532nd TRS students learn how to create a safety wire May 4. The students are going through the ALMM course here, which is designed to give Airmen a understanding of how missiles operate. Sergeant O'Hagan has been an instructor for six months. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Starting with the basics, Staff Sgt. Chris Taylor, a 532nd Training Squadron missile and space systems electronic maintenance instructor, demonstrates how to use tools for 532nd TRS students here May 6. The EMT course includes the operation, inspection, checkout and periodic maintenance of Weapon System WS-133, to include launch facility, missile alert facility, support base, aerospace vehicle equipment and operational ground equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Starting with the basics, Staff Sgt. Chris Taylor, a 532nd Training Squadron missile and space systems electronic maintenance instructor, demonstrates how to use tools for 532nd TRS students here May 6. The EMT course includes the operation, inspection, checkout and periodic maintenance of Weapon System WS-133, to include launch facility, missile alert facility, support base, aerospace vehicle equipment and operational ground equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- With attention to detail, Airman Basic David Landry, a 532nd Training Squadron student, uses a ruler to measure the number of turns per inch for a safety wire here May 4. Airman Landry is going through the air launch missile maintenance course, which is designed to give Airmen an understanding of how missiles operate. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- With attention to detail, Airman Basic David Landry, a 532nd Training Squadron student, uses a ruler to measure the number of turns per inch for a safety wire here May 4. Airman Landry is going through the air launch missile maintenance course, which is designed to give Airmen an understanding of how missiles operate. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)