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Vandenberg Air Force Base members serve breakfast during the 2019 Santa Barbara County Veteran Stand Down event Oct. 19, 2019, in Santa Maria, Calif. During the event, Airmen from Vandenberg AFB, Calif., assisted with serving food, carrying items for veterans and providing assistance in the supplies warehouse.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hanah Abercrombie)

Vandenberg Air Force Base members serve breakfast during the 2019 Santa Barbara County Veteran Stand Down event Oct. 19, 2019, in Santa Maria, Calif. During the event, Airmen from Vandenberg AFB, Calif., assisted with serving food, carrying items for veterans and providing assistance in the supplies warehouse.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hanah Abercrombie)

Active duty military members and veterans salute as the national anthem is played during the opening of the 2019 Santa Barbara County Veteran Stand Down Oct. 19, 2019, in Santa Maria, Calif. The Veteran Stand Down is an annual event dedicated to helping homeless veterans, veterans and the family of veterans by providing them with an array of services, food and the opportunity to connect with other veterans and active duty members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hanah Abercrombie)

Active duty military members and veterans salute as the national anthem is played during the opening of the 2019 Santa Barbara County Veteran Stand Down Oct. 19, 2019, in Santa Maria, Calif. The Veteran Stand Down is an annual event dedicated to helping homeless veterans, veterans and the family of veterans by providing them with an array of services, food and the opportunity to connect with other veterans and active duty members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hanah Abercrombie)

Staff Sgt. Robert Gross, 30th Civil Engineering Squadron utility outage administrator, visits with a homeless veteran during the 2019 Santa Barbara County Veteran Stand Down event Oct. 19, 2019, in Santa Maria, Calif. During the event, Airmen from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. escorted veterans, offering them assistance carrying supplies, and serving as link between prior and current military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hanah Abercrombie)

Staff Sgt. Robert Gross, 30th Civil Engineering Squadron utility outage administrator, visits with a homeless veteran during the 2019 Santa Barbara County Veteran Stand Down event Oct. 19, 2019, in Santa Maria, Calif. During the event, Airmen from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. escorted veterans, offering them assistance carrying supplies, and serving as link between prior and current military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hanah Abercrombie)

Master Sgt. Travis Martho, 30th Force Support Squadron Airman Leadership School commandant, carries supplies for a veteran during the 2019 Santa Barbara County Veteran Stand Down event Oct. 19, 2019, in Santa Maria, Calif. During the event, veterans were provided with clothes, shoes, a place shower, and other vital supplies and amenities. Veterans were also connected to more than 100 providers to aid them with services such as health care, legal help and vet care for their pets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hanah Abercrombie)

Master Sgt. Travis Martho, 30th Force Support Squadron Airman Leadership School commandant, carries supplies for a veteran during the 2019 Santa Barbara County Veteran Stand Down event Oct. 19, 2019, in Santa Maria, Calif. During the event, veterans were provided with clothes, shoes, a place shower, and other vital supplies and amenities. Veterans were also connected to more than 100 providers to aid them with services such as health care, legal help and vet care for their pets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hanah Abercrombie)

Airman 1st Class Jonathan Realegeno, 30th Security Forces Squadron defender, accompanies a veteran during the 2019 Santa Barbara County Veteran Stand Down event Oct. 19, 2019, in Santa Maria, Calif. The Veteran Stand Down is an annual event dedicated to helping veterans, homeless veterans and the family of veterans by providing them with an array of services, food and the opportunity to connect with other veterans and active duty members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hanah Abercrombie)

Airman 1st Class Jonathan Realegeno, 30th Security Forces Squadron defender, accompanies a veteran during the 2019 Santa Barbara County Veteran Stand Down event Oct. 19, 2019, in Santa Maria, Calif. The Veteran Stand Down is an annual event dedicated to helping veterans, homeless veterans and the family of veterans by providing them with an array of services, food and the opportunity to connect with other veterans and active duty members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hanah Abercrombie)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --