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Infrastructure inspection

KIRKUK, Iraq (AFPN) -- Chief Master Sgt. Paul Kaplan inspects 400-megavolt power lines from the ground. The lines lost power after several towers were toppled at a pipeline canal crossing a few miles away. Chief Kaplan is a POInT member in charge of electricity. In his region, he aids the forward movement of the national power grid, which includes four major power plants. He is with the 732nd Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron here and deployed from the 60th Civil Engineering Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Lance Cheung)

PHOTO BY: Master Sgt. Lance Cheung
VIRIN: 060120-F-2907C-311.JPG
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