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Members of the 8th Space Warning Squadron respond to simulated events while being evaluated by members of the 460th Operations Support Squadron during the 460th Operations Group Panther Challenge Aug. 4, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar/Released)

Members of the 8th Space Warning Squadron respond to simulated events while being evaluated by members of the 460th Operations Support Squadron during the 460th Operations Group Panther Challenge Aug. 4, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar/Released)

460th Security Forces Squadron members participate in a field training exercise as part of the Panther Challenge on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improved their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Emily E. Amyotte)

460th Security Forces Squadron members participate in a field training exercise as part of the Panther Challenge on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improved their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Emily E. Amyotte)

Staff Sgt. Dale Duxbury, 2nd Space Warning Squadron mission crew chief, (left) and Airman 1st Class Jacob Salinas, 2nd Space Warning Squadron data systems operator, work together during the 460th Operations Group Panther Challenge on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improved their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Emily E. Amyotte/Released)

Staff Sgt. Dale Duxbury, 2nd Space Warning Squadron mission crew chief, (left) and Airman 1st Class Jacob Salinas, 2nd Space Warning Squadron data systems operator, work together during the 460th Operations Group Panther Challenge on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improved their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Emily E. Amyotte/Released)

Airmen 1st Class Kesha Hayes, right, and Juanita Boyce, both of the 2nd Space Warning Squadron, work together during the 460th Operations Group Panther Challenge Aug. 5, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Samantha Saulsbury/Released)

Airmen 1st Class Kesha Hayes, right, and Juanita Boyce, both of the 2nd Space Warning Squadron, work together during the 460th Operations Group Panther Challenge Aug. 5, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Samantha Saulsbury/Released)

Airman 1st Class Troy Boner, 460th Operations Support Squadron space operator, looks over the shoulder of Senior Airman Eric Richards, 2nd Space Warning Squadron space operator, during the 460th Operations Group Panther Challenge Aug. 5, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Samantha Saulsbury/Released)

Airman 1st Class Troy Boner, 460th Operations Support Squadron space operator, looks over the shoulder of Senior Airman Eric Richards, 2nd Space Warning Squadron space operator, during the 460th Operations Group Panther Challenge Aug. 5, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Samantha Saulsbury/Released)

An Airman focuses on a task during the 460th Operations Group Panther Challenge Aug. 5, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Samantha Saulsbury/Released)

An Airman focuses on a task during the 460th Operations Group Panther Challenge Aug. 5, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Samantha Saulsbury/Released)

Staff Sgt. Andrew Williams, 8th Space Warning Squadron, focuses on a task during the 460th Operations Group Panther Challenge Aug. 4, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar/Released)

Staff Sgt. Andrew Williams, 8th Space Warning Squadron, focuses on a task during the 460th Operations Group Panther Challenge Aug. 4, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Andrew Livingston, 8th Space Warning Squadron, seated, responds to a simulated event while Senior Airman Amber Powell, 460th Operations Support Squadron, evaluates his actions during the 460th Operations Group Panther Challenge Aug. 4, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Andrew Livingston, 8th Space Warning Squadron, seated, responds to a simulated event while Senior Airman Amber Powell, 460th Operations Support Squadron, evaluates his actions during the 460th Operations Group Panther Challenge Aug. 4, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar/Released)

An Airman from the 460th Medical Group, assists Staff Sgt. Nicholas Burns, 2nd Space Warning Squadron mission crew chief, and his simulated injuries as part of the Panther Challenge Aug. 13, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improved their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Emily E. Amyotte)

An Airman from the 460th Medical Group, assists Staff Sgt. Nicholas Burns, 2nd Space Warning Squadron mission crew chief, and his simulated injuries as part of the Panther Challenge Aug. 13, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improved their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Emily E. Amyotte)

Senior Airman Jeremy Lindemann, 8th Space Warning Squadron, seated, and Master Sgt. Michael Taylor, right, respond to a simulated event while being evaluated by members of the 460th Operations Support Squadron during the 460th Operations Group Panther Challenge Aug. 4, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar/Released)
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Senior Airman Jeremy Lindemann, 8th Space Warning Squadron, seated, and Master Sgt. Michael Taylor, right, respond to a simulated event while being evaluated by members of the 460th Operations Support Squadron during the 460th Operations Group Panther Challenge Aug. 4, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar/Released)

Members of the 8th Space Warning Squadron respond to various simulated incidents while being evaluated by members of the 460th Operations Support Squadron during the 460th Operations Group Panther Challenge Aug. 4, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar/Released)
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Members of the 8th Space Warning Squadron respond to various simulated incidents while being evaluated by members of the 460th Operations Support Squadron during the 460th Operations Group Panther Challenge Aug. 4, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar/Released)

Senior Airman Jeremy Lindemann, 8th Space Warning Squadron, seated, and Master Sgt. Michael Taylor, right, respond to a simulated event while being evaluated by members of the 460th Operations Support Squadron during the 460th Operations Group Panther Challenge Aug. 4, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar/Released)
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Senior Airman Jeremy Lindemann, 8th Space Warning Squadron, seated, and Master Sgt. Michael Taylor, right, respond to a simulated event while being evaluated by members of the 460th Operations Support Squadron during the 460th Operations Group Panther Challenge Aug. 4, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar/Released)

Members of the 8th Space Warning Squadron respond to various simulated incidents while being evaluated by members of the 460th Operations Support Squadron during the 460th Operations Group Panther Challenge Aug. 4, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar/Released)
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Members of the 8th Space Warning Squadron respond to various simulated incidents while being evaluated by members of the 460th Operations Support Squadron during the 460th Operations Group Panther Challenge Aug. 4, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar/Released)

Staff Sgt. Andrew Williams, 8th Space Warning Squadron, focuses on a task during the 460th Operations Group Panther Challenge Aug. 4, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar/Released)
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Staff Sgt. Andrew Williams, 8th Space Warning Squadron, focuses on a task during the 460th Operations Group Panther Challenge Aug. 4, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Andrew Livingston, 8th Space Warning Squadron, seated, responds to a simulated event while Senior Airman Amber Powell, 460th Operations Support Squadron, evaluates his actions during the 460th Operations Group Panther Challenge Aug. 4, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar/Released)
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Tech. Sgt. Andrew Livingston, 8th Space Warning Squadron, seated, responds to a simulated event while Senior Airman Amber Powell, 460th Operations Support Squadron, evaluates his actions during the 460th Operations Group Panther Challenge Aug. 4, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar/Released)

Airman 1st Class Shannon Henry, 2nd Space Warning Squadron, works on the systems side of the 460th Operation Support Squadron training simulator during the 460th Operations Group Panther Challenge Aug. 7, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Phillip Houk/Released)
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Airman 1st Class Shannon Henry, 2nd Space Warning Squadron, works on the systems side of the 460th Operation Support Squadron training simulator during the 460th Operations Group Panther Challenge Aug. 7, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Phillip Houk/Released)

Staff Sgt. Michael Gonzales, 2nd Space Warning Squadron, works with his crew to address all scenarios presented to him during the 460th Operations Group Panther Challenge Aug. 7, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Phillip Houk/Released)
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Staff Sgt. Michael Gonzales, 2nd Space Warning Squadron, works with his crew to address all scenarios presented to him during the 460th Operations Group Panther Challenge Aug. 7, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Phillip Houk/Released)

Senior Airman John Draper, 460th Operations Support Squadron, right, works with Capt. Monique Bramlette, 8th Space Warning Squadron, left, to overcome an array of challenges presented during the 460th Operations Group Panther Challenge Aug. 8, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Phillip Houk/Released)
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Senior Airman John Draper, 460th Operations Support Squadron, right, works with Capt. Monique Bramlette, 8th Space Warning Squadron, left, to overcome an array of challenges presented during the 460th Operations Group Panther Challenge Aug. 8, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Phillip Houk/Released)

Staff Sgt. Glenn Labadie, 2nd Space Warning Squadron space operator, right, is evaluated by Staff Sgt. Harrel Peterson, 460th Operations Group, during the 460th Operations Group Panther Challenge Aug. 11, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Phillip Houk/Released)
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Staff Sgt. Glenn Labadie, 2nd Space Warning Squadron space operator, right, is evaluated by Staff Sgt. Harrel Peterson, 460th Operations Group, during the 460th Operations Group Panther Challenge Aug. 11, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Phillip Houk/Released)

1st Lt. Ashley Gammon, 2nd Space Warning Squadron, seated right, works in the command section of the 460th Operations Group Panther Challenge while being evaluated by Capt. Rhett Sigmon, 460th OG, standing right, during the 460th OG Panther Challenge Aug. 11, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Phillip Houk/Released)
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1st Lt. Ashley Gammon, 2nd Space Warning Squadron, seated right, works in the command section of the 460th Operations Group Panther Challenge while being evaluated by Capt. Rhett Sigmon, 460th OG, standing right, during the 460th OG Panther Challenge Aug. 11, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Phillip Houk/Released)

Senior Airman Nelson Gordon, 140th Operations Support Squadron, right, works with Airman 1st Class Christian De Leon, 2nd Space Warning Squadron, to complete an objective during the 460th OG Panther Challenge Aug. 11, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Phillip Houk/Released)
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Senior Airman Nelson Gordon, 140th Operations Support Squadron, right, works with Airman 1st Class Christian De Leon, 2nd Space Warning Squadron, to complete an objective during the 460th OG Panther Challenge Aug. 11, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Phillip Houk/Released)

1st Lt. Ashley Gammon, 2nd Space Warning Squadron, left, reviews the building evacuation plan with Staff Sgt. Vincent Rios, 460th Security Forces Squadron, after a simulated bomb scenario during the Panther Challenge Aug. 11, 2014,on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Phillip Houk/Released)
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1st Lt. Ashley Gammon, 2nd Space Warning Squadron, left, reviews the building evacuation plan with Staff Sgt. Vincent Rios, 460th Security Forces Squadron, after a simulated bomb scenario during the Panther Challenge Aug. 11, 2014,on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Phillip Houk/Released)

Members of the 460th Operations Group act as opposing forces during a field training exercise as part of the Panther Challenge, designed to allow space operators and 460th Security Forces Squadron members experience in what to do during a crisis situation Aug 11, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Phillip Houk/Released)
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Members of the 460th Operations Group act as opposing forces during a field training exercise as part of the Panther Challenge, designed to allow space operators and 460th Security Forces Squadron members experience in what to do during a crisis situation Aug 11, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Phillip Houk/Released)

Members of the 460th Security Forces Squadron verify all threats are under control during a field training exercise as part of the 460th Operations Group Panther Challenge Aug. 11, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Phillip Houk/Released)
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Members of the 460th Security Forces Squadron verify all threats are under control during a field training exercise as part of the 460th Operations Group Panther Challenge Aug. 11, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Phillip Houk/Released)

Senior Airman Juan Salinas, 460th Security Forces Squadron, responds to a threat during a shoot no-shoot challenge, during the 460th Operations Group Panther Challenge, designed to teach security forces members when and how to respond to a threat Aug 11, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Phillip Houk/Released)
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Senior Airman Juan Salinas, 460th Security Forces Squadron, responds to a threat during a shoot no-shoot challenge, during the 460th Operations Group Panther Challenge, designed to teach security forces members when and how to respond to a threat Aug 11, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The challenge, held Aug. 4-13, was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting. Participants in the challenge included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Phillip Houk/Released)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Members of the 460th Space Wing joined together in August to participate in the 460th SW Panther Challenge on base.

The challenge was held Aug. 4 - 13 and included the 2nd and 8th Space Warning Squadrons, 460th Security Forces Squadron, and 460th Medical Group.

The Panther Challenge was developed to provide members of Team Buckley an opportunity to improve their skills and expand their job knowledge in a competitive setting.

"With our important mission for the nation, it is essential that our ops crews and those that support them have the highest level of proficiency," said Royal Canadian Air Force Capt. Philip Bischoff, 460th Operations Support Squadron chief of operations training. "Friendly competition is one of the best ways to encourage these crews to become the best."

The first half of the challenge was in the OG training room where six teams from the 2nd SWS and 8th SWS went head-to-head. The teams were given a mobile missile warning exercise scenario where they had to process the incoming information rapidly while a group of evaluators watched and graded their work. Essentially, the teams monitored their missile warning systems and responded to simulated missile strikes around the world.

Bischoff said that communication is a huge aspect of the Panther Challenge, as well as any real-world event to which the OG and Team Buckley would respond.

"In any crisis situation, communication is often the first thing that is dropped," Bischoff said. "If communications don't flow smoothly, then it is almost impossible to effectively perform operations."

The process of creating the Panther Challenge was an undertaking that required a great deal of time and coordination amongst different squadrons and individuals. This year was the first time that the security forces and the medical teams were involved in the Panther Challenge.

While the teams were busy responding to simulated missiles, there was a knock on the door from a security forces member who rushed the teams out the door, into vans and off to a second training area. It was then the SFS and the MDG's turn to begin their training.

All participants donned protective helmets, neck guards and gloves while being told they were now part of a field training exercise. The SFS then had to secure the building from the opposing force while also protecting the other Airmen from open fire.

On the last day of the challenge, the MDG was also involved. Their task was to respond to all of the different simulated injuries that ensued during the exercise.

Participants from all sides of the exercise agreed that the Panther Challenge was an exciting and vital training experience.

"The Panther Challenge is an excellent opportunity to test the knowledge and ability of our space operators and crews when placed in high pressure scenarios," said Senior Airman Amber Powell, 460th OSS mission crew chief instructor. "It provides them with a unique chance to highlight their capacity to think on their feet and enhances their skill set should an event like this ever occur in the real world."

The winning team of the Panther Challenge was announced during FunFest Aug. 22.
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This is a moderated forum. That means all comments will be reviewed before posting. In addition, we expect that participants will treat each other, as well as our agency and our employees, with respect. We will not post comments that contain abusive or vulgar language, spam, hate speech, personal attacks, violate EEO policy, are offensive to other or similar content. We will not post comments that are spam, are clearly "off topic", promote services or products, infringe copyright protected material, or contain any links that don't contribute to the discussion. Comments that make unsupported accusations will also not be posted. The AF and the AF alone will make a determination as to which comments will be posted. Any references to commercial entities, products, services, or other non-governmental organizations or individuals that remain on the site are provided solely for the information of individuals using this page. These references are not intended to reflect the opinion of the AF, DoD, the United States, or its officers or employees concerning the significance, priority, or importance to be given the referenced entity, product, service, or organization. Such references are not an official or personal endorsement of any product, person, or service, and may not be quoted or reproduced for the purpose of stating or implying AF endorsement or approval of any product, person, or service.

Any comments that report criminal activity including: suicidal behaviour or sexual assault will be reported to appropriate authorities including OSI. This forum is not:

  • This forum is not to be used to report criminal activity. If you have information for law enforcement, please contact OSI or your local police agency.
  • Do not submit unsolicited proposals, or other business ideas or inquiries to this forum. This site is not to be used for contracting or commercial business.
  • This forum may not be used for the submission of any claim, demand, informal or formal complaint, or any other form of legal and/or administrative notice or process, or for the exhaustion of any legal and/or administrative remedy.

AF does not guarantee or warrant that any information posted by individuals on this forum is correct, and disclaims any liability for any loss or damage resulting from reliance on any such information. AF may not be able to verify, does not warrant or guarantee, and assumes no liability for anything posted on this website by any other person. AF does not endorse, support or otherwise promote any private or commercial entity or the information, products or services contained on those websites that may be reached through links on our website.

Members of the media are asked to send questions to the public affairs through their normal channels and to refrain from submitting questions here as comments. Reporter questions will not be posted. We recognize that the Web is a 24/7 medium, and your comments are welcome at any time. However, given the need to manage federal resources, moderating and posting of comments will occur during regular business hours Monday through Friday. Comments submitted after hours or on weekends will be read and posted as early as possible; in most cases, this means the next business day.

For the benefit of robust discussion, we ask that comments remain "on-topic." This means that comments will be posted only as it relates to the topic that is being discussed within the blog post. The views expressed on the site by non-federal commentators do not necessarily reflect the official views of the AF or the Federal Government.

To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include personally identifiable information, such as name, Social Security number, DoD ID number, OSI Case number, phone numbers or email addresses in the body of your comment. If you do voluntarily include personally identifiable information in your comment, such as your name, that comment may or may not be posted on the page. If your comment is posted, your name will not be redacted or removed. In no circumstances will comments be posted that contain Social Security numbers, DoD ID numbers, OSI case numbers, addresses, email address or phone numbers. The default for the posting of comments is "anonymous", but if you opt not to, any information, including your login name, may be displayed on our site.

Thank you for taking the time to read this comment policy. We encourage your participation in our discussion and look forward to an active exchange of ideas.