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Vandenberg at a glance

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Family and friends of Marine Cpl. Joseph J. Heredia, who died in Fallujah, Iraq, walk to the track before participating in A Run to Remember on Nov. 10. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Jonathan Olds)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Family and friends of Marine Cpl. Joseph J. Heredia, who died in Fallujah, Iraq, walk to the track before participating in A Run to Remember on Nov. 10. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Jonathan Olds)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Tech. Sgt. Chad Smith sings the National Anthem before an Allan Hancock football game Nov. 8. The game honored military members by allowing free entry anda tri-tip dinner. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Tech. Sgt. Chad Smith sings the National Anthem before an Allan Hancock football game Nov. 8. The game honored military members by allowing free entry anda tri-tip dinner. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif -- Two T-38 jets from Beale Air Force Base refuel at Vandenberg's flight line. The two jets brought visitors to Vandenberg for official business. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Heather Shaw)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif -- Two T-38 jets from Beale Air Force Base refuel at Vandenberg's flight line. The two jets brought visitors to Vandenberg for official business. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Heather Shaw)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif-  Lt. Col. Brent McArthur, commander of the 3rd Space Operations Squadron, cuts a ribbon to announce the opening of 3rd SOPS, at the Vandenberg tracking station Nov. 12.  The 3rd SOPS operates under the 50th Space Wing located at Schriever AFB, Colo. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif- Lt. Col. Brent McArthur, commander of the 3rd Space Operations Squadron, cuts a ribbon to announce the opening of 3rd SOPS, at the Vandenberg tracking station Nov. 12. The 3rd SOPS operates under the 50th Space Wing located at Schriever AFB, Colo. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  Vandenberg mascot Hawk Man poses with Allan Hancock mascot Spike at the military appreciation game Nov. 8. the game was free to military members in honor of their service. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Vandenberg mascot Hawk Man poses with Allan Hancock mascot Spike at the military appreciation game Nov. 8. the game was free to military members in honor of their service. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)