National security trumps Smokey the Bear

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Sgt James Ortiz, shift lead, boundary protection looks over a rack in the server room at the Air Force Space Command Network Operations & Security Center at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado July 20, 2010.

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