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Peterson Space Observer

7th SWS preps for Guardian Challenge

Capt. Anthony Raphael (left), 7th Space Warning Squadron crew commander, issues a public address to all personnel on site while Senior Airman Eric Escobar, 7th SWS space console operator, activates the fire alarm and contacts emergency personnel during a simulated fire at the radar site during a training ride in the 7th SWS Solid State Phased Array Radar Trainer at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., March 4. The 7th SWS is a geographically separated unit of the 21st Space Wing and guards the U.S. West Coast against sea-launched ballistic missiles. The training ride was part of the unit’s preparation for the 2010 Guardian Challenge space competition. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Nathan Brady)

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