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Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro listens to cadet instructor Jordan Wesemann while taking the jumping course Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, at the parachute training center on Air Force Academy. Del Toro was severely burned in a roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan in December 2005. He reenlisted in 2010 after being 100 percent medically discharged and Saturday he jump for the first time since his injury. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
SpaceX Launch
In this image from NASA TV, the SpaceX Falcon rocket launches from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. It's carrying a load of supplies for the International Space Station. (NASA TV via AP)
Germany Security Conference
U.S. Defense Minister Jim Mattis speaks during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, southern Germany, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. The annual weekend gathering is known for providing an open and informal platform to meet in close quarters. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
APTOPIX Emirates Defense Exhibition
Military aircraft fly in formation as fireworks explode at the International Defense Exhibition and Conference, known by the acronym IDEX, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
SpaceX Launch
This photo provided by NASA shows a Space X Falcon9 rocket on the launch pad, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. SpaceX is launching space station supplies from the exact spot where Americans flew to the moon almost a half-century ago. The pad was last used in 2011 for NASA’s final shuttle flight. This is SpaceX’s first Florida launch since last summer’s rocket explosion. (NASA via AP)
Retired Lt. General Lawrence Snowden receives honors for his public service as a member of Marine Corps on Friday. Alvin McBean/Democrat
In an Air Force Academy classroom last week, junior cadet Jake Luts, right, and sophomore cadet Alex Danchi ponder their design for a fture space station. They're part of an 11-cadet team that's up for a NASA design award. (Air Force photo/ John Van Winkle)
Navy Command David Neall and Command Erik Thomas are pictured in the cockpit of the Naval Research Laboratory P-3 Orion aircraft at Peterson Air Force Base on Friday, February 17, 2017. NASA's SnowEx project, which is a multi-year campaign to test a variety of sensors and techniques to improve measurements of snow over varying terrains, begins in February and will collect a variety of airborne and ground-based measurements. The research team includes more than 100 scientists from universities and agencies across the U.S., Canada and Europe. The P-3 is operated by the Scientific Development Squadron ONE, based at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette