Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration closing celebration
Col. John Wagner, 460th Space Wing commander, receives the land certificate from Hillary Merrit, The Trust for Public Land project manager, during a Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration program celebration March 9, 2016, at the Arapahoe Center Point Plaza in Aurora, Colo. While at the event, key speakers emphasized that this is the first of a series of land conservation efforts designed to buffer the base from the encroaching city of Aurora, preventing mission degradation while supporting new and existing regional planning objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Racheal E. Watson/Released)

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