Photo Essay: The Climb

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Senior Airman Emma Duff, Armed Forces Network broadcaster, tip toes on a tower beam while rappelling for a tower rescue training class Aug. 27, 2014, at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The tower rescue training was taught by the Airmen of the 51st Communications Squadron, who are required to ascend and descend tall structures such as radio towers as part of their duties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jake Barreiro/Released)
Senior Airman Emma Duff, Armed Forces Network broadcaster, tip toes on a tower beam while rappelling for a tower rescue training class Aug. 27, 2014, at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The tower rescue training was taught by the Airmen of the 51st Communications Squadron, who are required to ascend and descend tall structures such as radio towers as part of their duties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jake Barreiro/Released)

Photo Essay: The Climb

by: Staff Sgt. Jake Barreiro, 51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs | .
Osan Air Base | .
published: August 30, 2014

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- At heights of 100 ft. or more, most people would be more worried about keeping solid footing as far away from the ledge as possible. However, the 51st Communications Squadron Cable Dawgs and 51st Operations Support Squadron Airfield System technicians have the counterintuitive job of hanging on the ledge to perform repairs on equipment such as radio towers, satellites and other cable and antenna fixtures around base.

Part of the requirement to perform these jobs is an annual refresher on climbing, rappelling and tower rescue training.

Senior Airman Charlie Hegwer, 51st CS cable and antenna technician, taught a climbing and rappelling course Aug. 27, 2014, at Osan Air Base.

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