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Team V kicks off Guardian Challenge

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Vandenberg's mascot, Hawkman, cheers on the crowd after he is announced at the Guardian Challenge kickoff event on April 4. The event was held to present the team to the 30th Space Wing and to provide the team with competition uniforms. Guardian Challenge in the only space and missile competition in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Vandenberg's mascot, Hawkman, cheers on the crowd after he is announced at the Guardian Challenge kickoff event on April 4. The event was held to present the team to the 30th Space Wing and to provide the team with competition uniforms. Guardian Challenge in the only space and missile competition in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Airmen from the 30th Space Wing attend the Guardian Challenge kickoff event on April 4. The event was held to present the team to the 30th Space Wing and to provide the team with competition uniforms. Guardian Challenge in the only space and missile competition in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Airmen from the 30th Space Wing attend the Guardian Challenge kickoff event on April 4. The event was held to present the team to the 30th Space Wing and to provide the team with competition uniforms. Guardian Challenge in the only space and missile competition in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Anthoney Kilgore, a infrastructure specialist with the 30th Launch Support Squadron, celebrates with Vandenberg's mascot, Hawkman, after he is announced as a Guardian Challenge team member during the kickoff event April 4. The event was held to present the team to the 30th Space Wing and to provide the team with competition uniforms. Guardian Challenge in the only space and missile competition in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Anthoney Kilgore, a infrastructure specialist with the 30th Launch Support Squadron, celebrates with Vandenberg's mascot, Hawkman, after he is announced as a Guardian Challenge team member during the kickoff event April 4. The event was held to present the team to the 30th Space Wing and to provide the team with competition uniforms. Guardian Challenge in the only space and missile competition in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Col. Steve Tanous, 30th Space Wing commander, presents Staff Sgt. Najja Williams, a superintendent with the 30th Launch Support Squadron, a Guardian Challenge competition jacket during the kickoff event on April 4. The event was held to present the team to the 30th Space Wing and to provide the team with competition uniforms. Guardian Challenge in the only space and missile competition in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Col. Steve Tanous, 30th Space Wing commander, presents Staff Sgt. Najja Williams, a superintendent with the 30th Launch Support Squadron, a Guardian Challenge competition jacket during the kickoff event on April 4. The event was held to present the team to the 30th Space Wing and to provide the team with competition uniforms. Guardian Challenge in the only space and missile competition in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Airman 1st Class David Haldi, a vehicle operator with the 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron, is announced as a Guardian Challenge team member during the kickoff event April 4. The event was held to present the team to the 30th Space Wing and to provide the team with competition uniforms. Guardian Challenge in the only space and missile competition in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Airman 1st Class David Haldi, a vehicle operator with the 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron, is announced as a Guardian Challenge team member during the kickoff event April 4. The event was held to present the team to the 30th Space Wing and to provide the team with competition uniforms. Guardian Challenge in the only space and missile competition in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Col. Steve Tanous, 30th Space Wing commander, presents 1st Lt. Brian Shimek, senior mission flight control officer, with a Guardian Challenge competition jacket during the kickoff event April 4. The event was held to present the team to the 30th Space Wing and to provide the team with competition uniforms. Guardian Challenge in the only space and missile competition in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Col. Steve Tanous, 30th Space Wing commander, presents 1st Lt. Brian Shimek, senior mission flight control officer, with a Guardian Challenge competition jacket during the kickoff event April 4. The event was held to present the team to the 30th Space Wing and to provide the team with competition uniforms. Guardian Challenge in the only space and missile competition in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The 2008 Vandenberg Guardian Challenge team huddle together for a group photo during the kickoff event on April 4. The event was held to present the team to the 30th Space Wing and to provide the team with competition uniforms. Guardian Challenge in the only space and missile competition in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The 2008 Vandenberg Guardian Challenge team huddle together for a group photo during the kickoff event on April 4. The event was held to present the team to the 30th Space Wing and to provide the team with competition uniforms. Guardian Challenge in the only space and missile competition in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas)

Guardian Challenge 2008

Guardian Challenge 2008