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Safety in the sky

A “danger” sign marks where 2nd Communications Squadron Airmen are preparing to scale a communications tower for training at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., May 19, 2020. These training measures keep the training Airmen up to date on their qualifications so they can be mission ready at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Aileen Lauer)

Safety in the sky

Cable and antennae systems Airmen from the 2nd Communications Squadron, also known as “Cable Dawgs,” look down after climbing a communications tower as part of their annual safety training at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., May 19, 2020. Cable Dawgs train to make sure they can safely climb up and down the tower as they perform preventive maintenance inspections all around base. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Aileen Lauer)

Safety in the sky

Airmen 1st Class Jacob Neisendorf, 2nd Communications Squadron cable and antennae systems technician, communicates to the crew at the top of the communication tower at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., May 19, 2020. Two-way communication is essential to ensure proper safety precautions are practiced while the training Airmen are repairing and replacing antennae’s 50 feet or more above the ground. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Aileen Lauer)

Safety in the sky

Staff Sergeant Michael Boehm, 2nd Communications Squadron cable and antennae systems technician, cautiously repels down a communication tower at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., May 21, 2020. Airmen who perform this training need to be able to safely get up and down the communication tower by either climbing or repelling. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Aileen Lauer)

Safety in the sky

A rope grab fall arrester, a device used as part of a safety restraint system, is shown near the top of a communications tower at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., May 19, 2020. Airmen assigned to the 2nd Communications Squadron cable and antennae systems unit use this equipment as a precautionary measure while scaling towers. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Aileen Lauer)

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. -- A “danger” sign marks where 2nd Communications Squadron Airmen are preparing to scale a communications tower for training at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., May 19, 2020. These training measures keep the training Airmen up to date on their qualifications so they can be mission ready at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Aileen Lauer)

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