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Veterans Stand Down 2018

Vandenberg Air Force Base Airmen volunteer at the Veteran Stand Down event Oct. 20, 2018 held at Santa Maria Fair Grounds, Calif. Over 150 volunteers came from the base to help with an annual event that gives back to the local veterans.

Vandenberg Air Force Base Airmen volunteer at the Veteran Stand Down event Oct. 20, 2018 held at Santa Maria Fair Grounds, Calif. Over 150 volunteers came from the base to help with an annual event that gives back to the local veterans.

Volunteers at the Veteran Stand Down event get ready for the gates to open and begin assisting veterans Oct. 20, 2018 at Santa Maria Fair Grounds, Calif. The Stand Down is an annual county event that gives back to local veterans.

Volunteers at the Veteran Stand Down event get ready for the gates to open and begin assisting veterans Oct. 20, 2018 at Santa Maria Fair Grounds, Calif. The Stand Down is an annual county event that gives back to local veterans.

Local veterans post the colors at the Veteran Stand Down event Oct. 20, 2018 at the Santa Maria Fair Grounds, Calif. Posting the colors is a tradition that starts an event, and local veterans had the honor to do it during the Stand Down event.

Local veterans post the colors at the Veteran Stand Down event Oct. 20, 2018 at the Santa Maria Fair Grounds, Calif. Posting the colors is a tradition that starts an event, and local veterans had the honor to do it during the Stand Down event.

Col. Michael Hunsberger, 30th Mission Support Group commander, serves breakfast to a local veteran at the Veteran Stand Down event, Oct. 20, 2018 at Santa Maria Fair Grounds, Calif. There were two free meals for all who came to the Stand Down event, as well as free clothing, supplies and services provided.

Col. Michael Hunsberger, 30th Mission Support Group commander, serves breakfast to a local veteran at the Veteran Stand Down event, Oct. 20, 2018 at Santa Maria Fair Grounds, Calif. There were two free meals for all who came to the Stand Down event, as well as free clothing, supplies and services provided.

A local veteran receives a haircut and trim by a Veteran Stand Down volunteer Oct. 20, 2018 at the Santa Maria Fair Grounds, Calif. Over 180 services were offered for the veterans in need in the local community.

A local veteran receives a haircut and trim by a Veteran Stand Down volunteer Oct. 20, 2018 at the Santa Maria Fair Grounds, Calif. Over 180 services were offered for the veterans in need in the local community.

Local veterans come to the Veteran Stand Down event Oct. 20, 2018 at the Santa Maria Fair Grounds, Calif. The Veteran Stand Down event is an annual event that gives back to veterans in need.

Local veterans come to the Veteran Stand Down event Oct. 20, 2018 at the Santa Maria Fair Grounds, Calif. The Veteran Stand Down event is an annual event that gives back to veterans in need.

A Vandenberg Air Force Base volunteer helps a local veteran put on his new shoes Oct. 20, 2018 at Santa Maria Fair Grounds, Calif. The Stand Down is an annual county event that gives back to local veterans.

A Vandenberg Air Force Base volunteer helps a local veteran put on his new shoes Oct. 20, 2018 at Santa Maria Fair Grounds, Calif. The Stand Down is an annual county event that gives back to local veterans.

A local veteran is escorted by volunteer Tech. Sgt. Tasha Taitano, 30th Space Communications Squadron secure network control center NCOIC, at the Veteran Stand Down event Oct. 20, 2018 at the Santa Maria Fair Grounds, Calif. Airmen volunteered to escort and assist the veterans in need in their community.

A local veteran is escorted by volunteer Tech. Sgt. Tasha Taitano, 30th Space Communications Squadron secure network control center NCOIC, at the Veteran Stand Down event Oct. 20, 2018 at the Santa Maria Fair Grounds, Calif. Airmen volunteered to escort and assist the veterans in need in their community.

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