Mr. Damien Cuello is more than 100-feet high as he inspects Wind Turbine#1 at 45th Operations Group Detachment 2, Ascension Auxiliary Airfield (AAF), South Atlantic Ocean. The power house operator/ mechanical associate is tethered and stands on the drive-line to also get parallel views of the other wind turbines. The rotor disk of three blades is more than 25 meters in diameter. Mr. Cuello is a Computer Sciences Raytheon contract associate in charge of maintenance for the 6-wind turbine facility. The wind turbines work in parallel with low-load diesel generators powering the airfield, Space Command sites and facilities, and a royal air force airfield facility on the island. Ascension AAF's award winning economical self-sufficiency solutions also includes drinking water production and waste water treatment. The mission of Det. 2 is support of eastern range space launches by collecting and disseminating radar, telemetry and tracking data. Ascension island is 35 square miles in a remote location midway between Brazil and Angola. The nearest country is Liberia - 1000 miles away.
U.S. Air Force photo/Lance Cheung
October 17, 2012
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