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CES environmental flight in action

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Beth McWaters-Bjorkman, archaeologist with the 30th Civil Engineer Environmental flight uses a solution to preserve fossiles whales Feb. 19. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Beth McWaters-Bjorkman, archaeologist with the 30th Civil Engineer environmental flight uses a solution to preserve fossiles whales Feb. 19. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif -- Elizabeth Bell, Wildlife Biologist for the 30th Civil Engineer Environmental flight, takes a sample of wetland water to analyze for a particular species of fairy shrimp that is endangered Feb. 17 here. (U.S. Air Force photo / Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Elizabeth Bell, Wildlife Biologist for the 30th Civil Engineer environmental flight, takes a sample of wetland water to analyze for a particular species of fairy shrimp that is endangered Feb. 17 here. (U.S. Air Force photo / Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Elizabeth Bell, wildlife biologist for the 30th Civil Engineer Environmental flight showcases a display of various insects native to the Vandenberg area Feb.17. (U.S. Air Force photo / Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Elizabeth Bell, wildlife biologist for the 30th Civil Engineer environmental flight showcases a display of various insects native to the Vandenberg area Feb.17. (U.S. Air Force photo / Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  Shane James and Jasmine Kidwell, environmental scientists with the 30th Civil Engineer environmental flight, check the depth of a pond to collect pollen samples from the bottom. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Shane James and Jasmine Kidwell, environmental scientists with the 30th Civil Engineer environmental flight, check the depth of a pond to collect pollen samples from the bottom. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Jamie Uyehara, a environmental scientist with the 30th Civil Engineer environmental flight uses binoculars to search for bird nests prior to construction. She ensures that the natural habitat for local birds is not disturbed. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Jamie Uyehara, a environmental scientist with the 30th Civil Engineer environmental flight uses binoculars to search for bird nests prior to construction. She ensures that the natural habitat for local birds is not disturbed. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Thomas)