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Afghanistan, September 2012: The End of the Surge
Members of 455th Expeditionary Communications Squadron prepare to connect tower sections as a civilian contractor helicopter lowers sections into place. A specialized team from several Air National Guard Engineering Installation Squadrons deployed to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, combined their efforts to build and set up the 170-foot communications tower, greatly increasing radio communication range. (USAF/1st Lt. Bruce Champion)
Images: Daily Herald- Pictures of 2012
Personnel from ComEd use a helicopter and a maintenance linesman to work on high-tension power voltage lines along Milwaukee Avenue north of Route 137 in Libertyville. Technicians wear electric-field-resistant suits and because the helicopters are not touching the ground, this doesn’t cause a high-voltage arc, and the work can be done on live wires.