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Mascots were a vexing concern to Air Force Space Command in 1994 as organizers planned the inaugural Guardian Challenge Space and Missile Competition at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Missile wings had recently been transferred to AFSPC after a single yet final Olympic Arena missile competition hosted by Air Combat Command. “The space wings don’t have mascots here, and there was some debate on whether or not missileers could keep theirs” according to the official GC newsletter that year, noting that the tradition prevailed. The missile wing mascots pictured (clockwise, from bottom left) are Whiteman AFB’s War Chief, Grand Forks’ Warrior of the North, Malmstrom AFB’s High Plains Warrior, and Minot AFB’s Teddy Roosevelt. Not shown is F.E. Warren AFB’s Wrangler. (Photo courtesy of the Malmstrom Air Force Base Museum)

PHOTO BY: John Turner
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