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379th ECES and ECS renovate radio tower

Staff Sgt. Robert Clark, 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron pavements and equipment craftsman, and Senior Airman Ryan Batt, 379th ECES pavements and equipment specialist, load outrigger pads into a forklift truck Oct. 8, 2016, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Airmen from the 379th ECES and 379th Expeditionary Communications Squadron worked together to take down several inactive microwave dish transmissions from an area radio tower. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Janelle Patiño/Released)

Staff Sgt. Robert Clark, 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron pavements and equipment craftsman, and Senior Airman Ryan Batt, 379th ECES pavements and equipment specialist, load outrigger pads into a forklift truck Oct. 8, 2016, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Airmen from the 379th ECES and 379th Expeditionary Communications Squadron worked together to take down several inactive microwave dish transmissions from an area radio tower. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Janelle Patiño/Released)

Senior Airman Ryan Batt, 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron pavements and equipment apprentice, ensures the Terex RT 780 crane stabilizer is secured correctly Oct. 8, 2016, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Airmen from the 379th ECES and 379th Expeditionary Communications Squadron took down several inactive microwave dish transmitters from a radio tower. The transmitters previously provided internet and phone communication to the both the base and Camp As Sayliyah, but base infrastructure improvements over the years have rendered the dishes unnecessary. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Janelle Patiño/Released)

Senior Airman Ryan Batt, 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron pavements and equipment apprentice, ensures the Terex RT 780 crane stabilizer is secured correctly Oct. 8, 2016, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Airmen from the 379th ECES and 379th Expeditionary Communications Squadron took down several inactive microwave dish transmitters from a radio tower. The transmitters previously provided internet and phone communication to the both the base and Camp As Sayliyah, but base infrastructure improvements over the years have rendered the dishes unnecessary. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Janelle Patiño/Released)

Senior Airman Benjamin Odell, 379th Expeditionary Communications Squadron radio frequency transmission journeyman, attaches his climbing harness prior to going up a radio tower Oct. 8, 2016, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Odell, along with Staff Sgt. Joshua Vaught, 379th ECS radio frequency transmission apprentice, and Staff Sgt. Robert Clark, 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron pavements and equipment craftsman, worked to remove several inactive microwave dish transmitters that previously provided internet and phone communication for both AUAB and Camp As Sayliyah, but have since been rendered unnecessary due to recent base infrastructure improvements.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Janelle Patiño/Released)

Senior Airman Benjamin Odell, 379th Expeditionary Communications Squadron radio frequency transmission journeyman, attaches his climbing harness prior to going up a radio tower Oct. 8, 2016, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Odell, along with Staff Sgt. Joshua Vaught, 379th ECS radio frequency transmission apprentice, and Staff Sgt. Robert Clark, 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron pavements and equipment craftsman, worked to remove several inactive microwave dish transmitters that previously provided internet and phone communication for both AUAB and Camp As Sayliyah, but have since been rendered unnecessary due to recent base infrastructure improvements. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Janelle Patiño/Released)

Senior Airman Benjamin Odell, 379th Expeditionary Communications Squadron radio frequency transmissions journeyman, climbs up a ladder on a radio tower Oct. 8, 2016, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Airmen removed the inactive microwave transmitters to save space on the radio tower and ensure its structural integrity. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Janelle Patiño/Released)

Senior Airman Benjamin Odell, 379th Expeditionary Communications Squadron radio frequency transmissions journeyman, climbs up a ladder on a radio tower Oct. 8, 2016, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Airmen removed the inactive microwave transmitters to save space on the radio tower and ensure its structural integrity. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Janelle Patiño/Released)

Senior Airman Frank Kirk, 379th Expeditionary Communications Squadron radio frequency transmissions journeyman, directs Staff Sgt. Robert Clark, 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron pavements and equipment craftsman, as they prepare to take down several microwave dish transmitters from a radio tower Oct. 8, 2016, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The transmitters were removed because they were inactive and posed a potential structural threat to the radio tower itself. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior Airman Miles Wilson/Released)

Staff Sgt. Joshua Vaught, 379th Expeditionary Communications Squadron radio frequency transmissions journeyman, directs Staff Sgt. Robert Clark, 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron pavements and equipment craftsman, as they prepare to take down several microwave dish transmitters from a radio tower Oct. 8, 2016, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The transmitters were removed because they were inactive and posed a potential structural threat to the radio tower itself. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior Airman Miles Wilson/Released)

Airmen from the 379th Expeditionary Communications Squadron and 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron work together to take down several inactive microwave dish transmitters from a radio tower Oct. 8, 2016, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The transmitters, weighing up to 200 pounds each, required the use of a Terex RT 780 crane in order to bring them down from the tower safely. (U.S Air Force photo/Senior Airman Miles Wilson/Released)

Airmen from the 379th Expeditionary Communications Squadron and 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron work together to take down several inactive microwave dish transmitters from a radio tower Oct. 8, 2016, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The transmitters, weighing up to 200 pounds each, required the use of a Terex RT 780 crane in order to bring them down from the tower safely. (U.S Air Force photo/Senior Airman Miles Wilson/Released)

Senior Airman Benjamin Odell, 379th Expeditionary Communications Squadron radio frequency transmissions journeyman, untangles the wires to be dropped Oct. 8, 2016, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Odell took the unserviceable wires and antennas down as a safety hazard and to save space on the radio tower. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Janelle Patiño/Released)

Senior Airman Benjamin Odell, 379th Expeditionary Communications Squadron radio frequency transmissions journeyman, untangles the wires to be dropped Oct. 8, 2016, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Odell took the unserviceable wires and antennas down as a safety hazard and to save space on the radio tower. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Janelle Patiño/Released)

Airmen from the 379th Expeditionary Communications Squadron and 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron climb up a radio tower Oct. 8, 2016, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The Airmen were working to remove several inactive microwave dish transmitters from the tower due to structural integrity concerns. The transmitters weighed up to 200 pounds each and required the use of a Terex RT 780 crane in order to safely bring them down to the ground once detached. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Miles Wilson/Released)

Airmen from the 379th Expeditionary Communications Squadron and 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron climb up a radio tower Oct. 8, 2016, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The Airmen were working to remove several inactive microwave dish transmitters from the tower due to structural integrity concerns. The transmitters weighed up to 200 pounds each and required the use of a Terex RT 780 crane in order to safely bring them down to the ground once detached. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Miles Wilson/Released)

Airmen from the 379th Expeditionary Communications Squadron and 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron work together on taking down an inactive microwave dish transmitter from a radio tower Oct. 8, 2016, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The transmitters weighed up to 200 pounds each and required the use of a Terex RT 780 crane to take down safely. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Miles Wilson/Released)

Airmen from the 379th Expeditionary Communications Squadron and 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron work together on taking down an inactive microwave dish transmitter from a radio tower Oct. 8, 2016, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The transmitters weighed up to 200 pounds each and required the use of a Terex RT 780 crane to take down safely. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Miles Wilson/Released)

Senior Airman Benjamin Odell, 379th Expeditionary Communications Squadron radio frequency transmission journeyman, removes a microwave dish transmitter from a radio tower Oct. 8, 2016, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The transmitters were being removed due to their inactivity and their weight, which could potentially damage the structural stability of the tower itself. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior Airman Miles Wilson/Released)
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Senior Airman Benjamin Odell, 379th Expeditionary Communications Squadron radio frequency transmission journeyman, removes a microwave dish transmitter from a radio tower Oct. 8, 2016, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The transmitters were being removed due to their inactivity and their weight, which could potentially damage the structural stability of the tower itself. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior Airman Miles Wilson/Released)

Airman 1st Class Ryan Batt, 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineering Squadron Pavement and Heavy Equipment specialist, guides a microwave transmitter down to the ground after it was removed from a radio tower Oct. 8, 2016, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The transmitter, along with the metal bar it was mounted on, weighed over 200 pounds and required the use of a Terex RT-780 crane to be removed safely. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior Airman Miles Wilson/Released)
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Airman 1st Class Ryan Batt, 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineering Squadron Pavement and Heavy Equipment specialist, guides a microwave transmitter down to the ground after it was removed from a radio tower Oct. 8, 2016, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The transmitter, along with the metal bar it was mounted on, weighed over 200 pounds and required the use of a Terex RT-780 crane to be removed safely. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior Airman Miles Wilson/Released)

Senior Airman Frank Kirk, 379th Expeditionary Communications Squadron radio frequency transmissions journeyman, plans out their next step in taking down microwave dish transmitters on a radio tower Oct. 8, 2016, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. A Terex RT 780 crane was used to remove all of the inactive transmitters, which weighed up to 200 pounds  each. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Janelle Patiño/Released)
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Staff Sgt. Joshua Vaught, 379th Expeditionary Communications Squadron radio frequency transmissions journeyman, plans out their next step in taking down microwave dish transmitters on a radio tower Oct. 8, 2016, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. A Terex RT 780 crane was used to remove all of the inactive transmitters, which weighed up to 200 pounds each. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Janelle Patiño/Released)

Senior Airman Frank Kirk, 379th Expeditionary Communications Squadron radio frequency transmissions journeyman, wraps a cloth on a microwave dish transmitter before taking it down with a crane Oct. 8, 2016, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Airmen wrapped the transmitter onto a Terex RT 780 crane to remove it from the radio tower safely. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Janelle Patiño/Released)
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Staff Sgt. Joshua Vaught, 379th Expeditionary Communications Squadron radio frequency transmissions journeyman, wraps a cloth on a microwave dish transmitter before taking it down with a crane Oct. 8, 2016, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Airmen wrapped the transmitter onto a Terex RT 780 crane to remove it from the radio tower safely. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Janelle Patiño/Released)

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar --

Airmen from the 379th Expeditionary Communications Squadron and 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron work together to take down several inactive microwave dish transmitters from a radio tower Oct. 8, here.

The transmitters were used to provide internet and phone communication to both the base and Camp As Sayliyah. Base infrastructure improvements rendered the transmitters unnecessary, but they still posed a potential structural threat to the radio tower due to their significant weight.