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18th CES moves power lines underground

A contractor for the 718th Civil Engineer Squadron grounds overhead power lines to prevent accidental shock while working on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 6, 2014. The work was part of a project to replace Kadena’s overhead power lines with underground lines to mitigate exposure to the harsh environment which creates a higher risk for power failures, especially during typhoons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marcus Morris/Released)

A contractor for the 718th Civil Engineer Squadron grounds overhead power lines to prevent accidental shock while working on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 6, 2014. The work was part of a project to replace Kadena’s overhead power lines with underground lines to mitigate exposure to the harsh environment which creates a higher risk for power failures, especially during typhoons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marcus Morris/Released)

A contractor for the 718th Civil Engineer Squadron cuts down an overhead power line on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 6, 2014. The work was part of a project to replace Kadena’s overhead power lines with underground lines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marcus Morris/Released)

A contractor for the 718th Civil Engineer Squadron cuts down an overhead power line on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 6, 2014. The work was part of a project to replace Kadena’s overhead power lines with underground lines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marcus Morris/Released)

Air Force 718th Civil Engineer Squadron contractors take down overhead power lines on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 6, 2014. The lines are being replaced with underground power lines to protect them from the harsh environment which causes corrosion and increases the chance of power outages. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marcus Morris/Released)

Air Force 718th Civil Engineer Squadron contractors take down overhead power lines on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 6, 2014. The lines are being replaced with underground power lines to protect them from the harsh environment which causes corrosion and increases the chance of power outages. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marcus Morris/Released)

An electrician from the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron locks an overhead power line to ensure the power has been diverted from where lines will be cut down on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 6, 2014. The work was part of a project to replace Kadena’s overhead power lines with underground lines to mitigate potential environmental damage. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marcus Morris/Released)

An electrician from the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron locks an overhead power line to ensure the power has been diverted from where lines will be cut down on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 6, 2014. The work was part of a project to replace Kadena’s overhead power lines with underground lines to mitigate potential environmental damage. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marcus Morris/Released)

Taba Itsuji, 18th Civil Engineer Squadron electrician, shuts off power to overhead power lines that will be cut down on Kadena Air  Base, Japan, Oct. 6, 2014. The power was diverted to protect the contractors as well as keep the buildings on base operational. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marcus Morris/Released)

Taba Itsuji, 18th Civil Engineer Squadron electrician, shuts off power to overhead power lines that will be cut down on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 6, 2014. The power was diverted to protect the contractors as well as keep the buildings on base operational. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marcus Morris/Released)