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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Shelby Carter, 379th Expeditionary Communication Squadron, checks a network server at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 14, 2017. Carter is part of a team of Airmen which are responsible for installing and supporting all network servers ensuring they are operational and secure from outside intrusion. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Shelby Carter, a network control center technician with the 379th Expeditionary Communication Squadron, checks a network server at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 14, 2017. Carter is part of a team of Airmen that are responsible for installing and supporting all network servers ensuring they are operational and secure from outside intrusion. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Shelby Carter, 379th Expeditionary Communication Squadron, checks the network servers for signs of problems at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 14, 2017. Carter is part of a team of Airmen which are responsible for installing and supporting all network servers by ensures they are operational and secure from outside intrusion. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Shelby Carter, a network control center technician with the 379th Expeditionary Communication Squadron, checks the network servers for signs of problems at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 14, 2017. Carter is part of a team of Airmen that are responsible for installing and supporting all network servers by ensures they are operational and secure from outside intrusion. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Andrew Montz, a cyber transport technician with the 379th Expeditionary Communication Squadron, repairs a desktop computer at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 14, 2017. Montz is responsible for installing programs, troubleshooting and repairing computer problems, and ensuring that all of the hardware and software systems are functional. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Andrew Montz, a cyber transport technician with the 379th Expeditionary Communication Squadron, repairs a desktop computer at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 14, 2017. Montz is responsible for installing programs, troubleshooting and repairing computer problems, and ensuring that all of the hardware and software systems are functional. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Aaron Ramelb, a cable and antenna system specialist with the 379th Expeditionary Communication Squadron, asks for more fiber optic cable at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 14, 2017. Ramelb is part of a team of airmen that is responsible for installing, sustaining, and repairing miles of copper and fiber optics cables at Al Udeid Air Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Aaron Ramelb, a cable and antenna system specialist with the 379th Expeditionary Communication Squadron, asks for more fiber optic cable at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 14, 2017. Ramelb is part of a team of airmen that is responsible for installing, sustaining, and repairing miles of copper and fiber optics cables at Al Udeid Air Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Aaron Ramelb, a cable and antenna system specialist with the 379th Expeditionary Communication Squadron, pulls a fiber optic cable into a manhole conduit system at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 14, 2017. Ramelb is part of team of airmen that is responsible for installing, sustaining, and repairing miles of copper and fiber optics cables at Al Udeid Air Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Aaron Ramelb, a cable and antenna system specialist with the 379th Expeditionary Communication Squadron, pulls a fiber optic cable into a manhole conduit system at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 14, 2017. Ramelb is part of team of airmen that is responsible for installing, sustaining, and repairing miles of copper and fiber optics cables at Al Udeid Air Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Aaron Ramelb, a cable and antenna system specialist with the 379th Expeditionary Communication Squadron, secures a fiber optic cable inside a manhole conduit system at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 14, 2017. Ramelb is part of team of airmen that is responsible for installing, sustaining, and repairing miles of copper and fiber optics cables at Al Udeid Air Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Aaron Ramelb, a cable and antenna system specialist with the 379th Expeditionary Communication Squadron, secures a fiber optic cable inside a manhole conduit system at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 14, 2017. Ramelb is part of team of airmen that is responsible for installing, sustaining, and repairing miles of copper and fiber optics cables at Al Udeid Air Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Ebby Bryce, a cable and antenna system specialist with the 379th Expeditionary Communication Squadron, holds the ladder at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 14, 2017. Bryce is part of team of airmen that is responsible for installing, sustaining, and repairing miles of copper and fiber optics cables at Al Udeid Air Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Ebby Bryce, a cable and antenna system specialist with the 379th Expeditionary Communication Squadron, holds a ladder at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 14, 2017. Bryce is part of team of airmen that is responsible for installing, sustaining, and repairing miles of copper and fiber optics cables at Al Udeid Air Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Robert Gwinn, left, a computer service technician, Senior Airman Andrew Montz, a cyber transport technician, and Airman 1st Class Ethan Morgan, a computer service technician with the 379th Expeditionary Communication Squadron, troubleshoot computer problems at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 14, 2017. The Airmen are responsible for installing programs, troubleshooting and repairing computer problems, and ensuring that all of the hardware and software systems are functional. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Robert Gwinn, left, a computer service technician, Senior Airman Andrew Montz, a cyber transport technician, and Airman 1st Class Ethan Morgan, a computer service technician with the 379th Expeditionary Communication Squadron, troubleshoot computer problems at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 14, 2017. The Airmen are responsible for installing programs, troubleshooting and repairing computer problems, and ensuring that all of the hardware and software systems are functional. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Andrew Montz, a cyber transport technician with the 379th Expeditionary Communication Squadron, replaces the main board at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 14, 2017. Montz is responsible for installing programs, troubleshooting and repairing computer problems, and ensuring that all of the hardware and software systems are functional. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Andrew Montz, a cyber transport technician with the 379th Expeditionary Communication Squadron, replaces the main board at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 14, 2017. Montz is responsible for installing programs, troubleshooting and repairing computer problems, and ensuring that all of the hardware and software systems are functional. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airmen Robert Yurko, right, and Ebby Bryce, cable and antenna system specialists with the 379th Expeditionary Communication Squadron, prepares to remove a communication manhole cover at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 14, 2017.  Yurko and Bryce are part of a team of airmen that are responsible for installing, sustaining, and repairing miles of copper and fiber optics cables at Al Udeid Air Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airmen Robert Yurko, right, and Ebby Bryce, left, cable and antenna system specialists with the 379th Expeditionary Communication Squadron, prepares to remove a communication manhole cover at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 14, 2017. Yurko and Bryce are part of a team of Airmen that are responsible for installing, sustaining, and repairing miles of copper and fiber optics cables at Al Udeid Air Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Shelby Carter, a network control center technician with the 379th Expeditionary Communication Squadron, checks a network server at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 14, 2017. Carter is part of a team of Airmen that are responsible for installing and supporting all network servers ensuring they are operational and secure from outside intrusion. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)