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CES helps prepare for Atlas V

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  -- Staff Sgt. Sean Mackey, a 30th Civil Engineer Squadron electrician, reaches out to tighten a cable here to minimize future maintenance April 9 on Vandenberg's South Base. The 100-foot new utility pole is approximately 15 feet taller than the older utility pole. The added height allows future Atlas V rockets to be transported to Space Launch Complex-3 here vertically. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Sean Mackey, a 30th Civil Engineer Squadron electrician, reaches out to tighten a cable here to minimize future maintenance. A group of workers who helped complete this project, make it possible for the Atlas V to be transported vertically to SLC-3 safely by raising the cables about 10 feet onto the utility pole. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- With great care, Airman 1st Class Nathanael Roberts, a 30th Civil Engineer Squadron electrician, climbs a new utility pole here to detach the rope used to install the pole. The 100-foot new utility pole is approximately 15 feet taller than the older utility pole.  The added height allows future Atlas V rockets to be transported to Space Launch Complex-3 here vertically.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- With great care, Airman 1st Class Nathanael Roberts, a 30th Civil Engineer Squadron electrician, climbs a new utility pole here to detach the rope used to install the pole. The 100-foot new utility pole is approximately 15 feet taller than the older utility pole. The added height allows future Atlas V rockets to be transported to Space Launch Complex-3 here vertically. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Steve Groves and Staff Sgt. Sean Mackey, both 30th Civil Engineer Squadron high voltage linemen, raise and install a high voltage cable on a utility pole April 9 on Vandenberg's South base. The 100-foot new utility pole is approximately 15 feet taller than the older utility pole. The added height allows future Atlas V rockets to be transported to Space Launch Complex-3 here vertically. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Steve Groves and Staff Sgt. Sean Mackey, both 30th Civil Engineer Squadron high voltage linemen, raise and install a high voltage cable on a utility pole April 9 on Vandenberg's South base. The 100-foot new utility pole is approximately 15 feet taller than the older utility pole. The added height allows future Atlas V rockets to be transported to Space Launch Complex-3 here vertically. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)