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30th WSA sounds retreat

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Members of the 30th Space Wing wing staff agencies honor guard lower the flag during a retreat ceremony at the headquarters flagpole here Wednesday, July 31, 2013. The retreat ceremony became prominent after the Revolutionary War when the American Army would sound retreat at sunset every night. The call now announces the end of the duty day when the U.S. flag is lowered and retired for the evening. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Members of the 30th Space Wing wing staff agencies honor guard lower the flag during a retreat ceremony at the headquarters flagpole here Wednesday, July 31, 2013. The retreat ceremony became prominent after the Revolutionary War when the American Army would sound retreat at sunset every night. The call now announces the end of the duty day when the U.S. flag is lowered and retired for the evening. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Members of the 30th Space Wing wing staff agencies honor guard perform a retreat ceremony at the headquarters flagpole here Wednesday, July 31, 2013. The retreat ceremony became prominent after the Revolutionary War when the American Army would sound “retreat” at sunset every night. The call now announces the end of the duty day when the U.S. flag is lowered and retired for the evening. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Members of the 30th Space Wing wing staff agencies honor guard perform a retreat ceremony at the headquarters flagpole here Wednesday, July 31, 2013. The retreat ceremony became prominent after the Revolutionary War when the American Army would sound “retreat” at sunset every night. The call now announces the end of the duty day when the U.S. flag is lowered and retired for the evening. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – A 30th Space Wing wing staff agencies flight formation stands at parade rest during a retreat ceremony at the headquarters flagpole here Wednesday, July 31, 2013. The retreat ceremony became prominent after the Revolutionary War when the American Army would sound “retreat” at sunset every night. The call now announces the end of the duty day when the U.S. flag is lowered and retired for the evening. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – A 30th Space Wing wing staff agencies flight formation stands at parade rest during a retreat ceremony at the headquarters flagpole here Wednesday, July 31, 2013. The retreat ceremony became prominent after the Revolutionary War when the American Army would sound “retreat” at sunset every night. The call now announces the end of the duty day when the U.S. flag is lowered and retired for the evening. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Staff Sgt. Jennifer Vahalik, 30th Space Wing chaplains assistant, presents the folded flag during a retreat ceremony at the headquarters flagpole here Wednesday, July 31, 2013. The retreat ceremony became prominent after the Revolutionary War when the American Army would sound “retreat” at sunset every night. The call now announces the end of the duty day when the U.S. flag is lowered and retired for the evening. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Staff Sgt. Jennifer Vahalik, 30th Space Wing chaplains assistant, presents the folded flag during a retreat ceremony at the headquarters flagpole here Wednesday, July 31, 2013. The retreat ceremony became prominent after the Revolutionary War when the American Army would sound “retreat” at sunset every night. The call now announces the end of the duty day when the U.S. flag is lowered and retired for the evening. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Staff Sgt. Jennifer Vahalik, 30th Space Wing chaplains assistant and honor guard member, folds the U.S. flag during a retreat ceremony at the headquarters flagpole here Wednesday, July 31, 2013. The retreat ceremony became prominent after the Revolutionary War when the American Army would sound “retreat” at sunset every night. The call now announces the end of the duty day when the U.S. flag is lowered and retired for the evening. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Staff Sgt. Jennifer Vahalik, 30th Space Wing chaplains assistant and honor guard member, folds the U.S. flag during a retreat ceremony at the headquarters flagpole here Wednesday, July 31, 2013. The retreat ceremony became prominent after the Revolutionary War when the American Army would sound “retreat” at sunset every night. The call now announces the end of the duty day when the U.S. flag is lowered and retired for the evening. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The U.S. flag waves proudly at the top of the headquarters flagpole before the start of a retreat ceremony here Wednesday, July 31, 2013. The retreat ceremony became prominent after the Revolutionary War when the American Army would sound “retreat” at sunset every night. The call now announces the end of the duty day when the U.S. flag is lowered and retired for the evening. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The U.S. flag waves proudly at the top of the headquarters flagpole before the start of a retreat ceremony here Wednesday, July 31, 2013. The retreat ceremony became prominent after the Revolutionary War when the American Army would sound “retreat” at sunset every night. The call now announces the end of the duty day when the U.S. flag is lowered and retired for the evening. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)