Lighting the Way

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Roberto Rodriguez, a 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems Craftsman from, Marion, Ohio, checks a constant current regulator prior to checking the lights on the airfield at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Jan. 23, 2014. The CCR's ensure that the lights on the airfield receive constant power. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Roberto Rodriguez, a 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems Craftsman from, Marion, Ohio, checks a constant current regulator prior to checking the lights on the airfield at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Jan. 23, 2014. The CCR's ensure that the lights on the airfield receive constant power. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released)

Members of 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron airfield lighting drive a truck on the airfield at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany,  Jan. 23, 2014. The 52nd CES airfield lighting system contributes to the mission by ensuring that all 3,000 lights on the airfield are functioning properly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released)

Members of 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron airfield lighting drive a truck on the airfield at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Jan. 23, 2014. The 52nd CES airfield lighting system contributes to the mission by ensuring that all 3,000 lights on the airfield are functioning properly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released)

Members of the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron observe as lights activate during a check of the airfield lighting system at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Jan. 23, 2014. Members of the 52nd CES's airfield lighting check more than 3,000 lights on the airfield every day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank / Released)

Members of the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron observe as lights activate during a check of the airfield lighting system at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Jan. 23, 2014. Members of the 52nd CES's airfield lighting check more than 3,000 lights on the airfield every day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank / Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Aaron Demmon, a 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems journeyman from Ludington, Mich., inspects a strobe light on the flightline at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Jan. 23, 2014. As a part of a three-man team, Demmon services more than 3,000 lights on the airfield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank / Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Aaron Demmon, a 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems journeyman from Ludington, Mich., inspects a strobe light on the flightline at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Jan. 23, 2014. As a part of a three-man team, Demmon services more than 3,000 lights on the airfield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank / Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Aaron Demmon, a 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems journeyman from Ludington, Mich., checks a circuit panel on for maintenance on a strobe light on the airfield at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany Jan. 23, 2014. Demmon checked the circuit panel to find a way to troubleshoot a broken strobe on the airfield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Aaron Demmon, a 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems journeyman from Ludington, Mich., checks a circuit panel on for maintenance on a strobe light on the airfield at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany Jan. 23, 2014. Demmon checked the circuit panel to find a way to troubleshoot a broken strobe on the airfield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released)

Members of the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron airfield lighting inspect a broken  strobe on the airfield at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany Jan. 23, 2014. Members of the 52nd CES airfield lighting inspect all the lights on the airfield every day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released)

Members of the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron airfield lighting inspect a broken strobe on the airfield at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany Jan. 23, 2014. Members of the 52nd CES airfield lighting inspect all the lights on the airfield every day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released)

A C-17 Globemaster lands on the flightline at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Jan. 23, 2014. Dealing with the weather conditions and approaching and departing aircraft are one of the many challenges that members of the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron airfield lighting face every day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released)

A C-17 Globemaster lands on the flightline at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Jan. 23, 2014. Dealing with the weather conditions and approaching and departing aircraft are one of the many challenges that members of the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron airfield lighting face every day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released)

A broken light bulb is displayed on top of a distance-to-go marker on the airfield at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Jan. 23, 2014. As a part of their primary duties, members of the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron airfield lighting maintain all the lights on the airfield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released)

A broken light bulb is displayed on top of a distance-to-go marker on the airfield at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Jan. 23, 2014. As a part of their primary duties, members of the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron airfield lighting maintain all the lights on the airfield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Aaron Demmon, a 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems journeyman from Ludington, Mich., inspects strobe lights on the airfield at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Jan. 23, 2014. Demmon and his two other team members inspect all the lights on the airfield to include the runway, and all taxi ways. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Aaron Demmon, a 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems journeyman from Ludington, Mich., inspects strobe lights on the airfield at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Jan. 23, 2014. Demmon and his two other team members inspect all the lights on the airfield to include the runway, and all taxi ways. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released)

A multi-meter is displayed as U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Aaron Demmon, a 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems journeyman from  Ludington, Mich., checks voltage on a circuit breaker on the airfield at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Jan. 23, 2014. Demmon used the multi-meter to figure out a solution for a broken strobe light. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released)
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A multi-meter is displayed as U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Aaron Demmon, a 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems journeyman from Ludington, Mich., checks voltage on a circuit breaker on the airfield at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Jan. 23, 2014. Demmon used the multi-meter to figure out a solution for a broken strobe light. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released)

Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany -- The 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron Airfield Lighting team consists of three people who inspect the lights on the airfield every morning. They directly impact the mission at Spangdahlem Air Base by ensuring that all 3,000 lights on the airfield are functioning properly.