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Staff Sgt. Lonnie Elliott, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron electrician, climbs a power pole during pole-top rescue training Aug. 23, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. During the training, each service member had four minutes to climb a power pole, retrieve a dummy, and hoist the dummy safely to the ground. The Airmen utilize this training to learn the techniques necessary to perform emergency pole-top rescues. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hanah Abercrombie)