Members of Vandenberg Air Force Base Honor Guard present the colors during the POW/MIA Opening Ceremony Sept. 16, 2019, at Vandenberg AFB, Calif. Airmen paid tribute to the POW/MIA flag, which was created as the symbol of our Nation's concern and commitment to resolving as fully as possible the fates of Americans imprisoned, missing and unaccounted for in Southeast Asia, thus ending the uncertainty for their families and the Nation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)
A member of Vandenberg Hotshots subdues a controlled fire Sept. 18, 2019 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The goal of this one-day burn was to reduce the risk of wildfires, as well as increase the habitat for an endangered species that resides in the area by re-contouring the sand dunes for more suitable nesting conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)
After leading a 9/11 silent walk, Peter Brinkenhoff, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, removes his helmet during the first responder prayers during the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony Sept. 11, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. In remembrance of the terror attacks on September 11, 2001, the 30th Space Wing held a ceremony honoring those who passed away from the attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Clayton Wear)
Tanner Hamson, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron wildland firefighter “Hotshot”, fixes his mustache before working on Tranquillion Peak Aug. 30, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. When on base, Vandenberg Hotshots mitigate fire risks to buildings by removing brush from the surrounding area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Clayton Wear)
2nd Lt Jose Montalvo, 100th Missile Defense Brigade detachment liaison officer and Sergeant First Class Grant Henne, 100th Missile Defense Brigade detachment non-commissioned officer in charge, presented a wreath in honor of the 75th anniversary of the 11th Armored Division’s completion of training, which occurred on Camp Cooke, September 10, 2019 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. After leaving Camp Cooke, the 11th AD landed on the beaches of Normandy and plunged into the Battle of the Buldge in 1944. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)
Put down your phone; your life is on the line.
Senior Airman Tyler Maxwell, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron electrician, climbs a power pole during a pole-top rescue training Aug. 23, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. While working pole-top, there are many risks service members could encounter such as electrocution and burns, making it imperative that proper rescue procedures are in place. For Airmen assigned to the 30th CES electrical shop, pole-top rescue is an annual training requirement and is incorporated into their weekly training time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hanah Abercrombie)
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