Photo Essay: The Climb
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.