Bulldogs get to work in Afghanistan

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan--U.S. Air Force Airmen Senior Airman Melissa Gillett, 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, maintains arresting cables at Bagram Airfield, Jan. 15, 2010. Gillett is a member of the Minnesota National Guard from Duluth, Minn. (U.S. Air Force photo by: Tech. Sgt. Jeromy K. Cross)

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan--U.S. Air Force Airmen Senior Airman Melissa Gillett, 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, maintains arresting cables at Bagram Airfield, Jan. 15, 2010. Gillett is a member of the Minnesota National Guard from Duluth, Minn. (U.S. Air Force photo by: Tech. Sgt. Jeromy K. Cross)

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan--U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Mike Cole, 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, applies lubricant to an arresting cable at Bagram Airfield, Jan. 15, 2010. Cole is a member of the Minnesota National Guard from Duluth, Minn. (U.S. Air Force photo by: Tech. Sgt. Jeromy K. Cross)

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan--U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Mike Cole, 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, applies lubricant to an arresting cable at Bagram Airfield, Jan. 15, 2010. Cole is a member of the Minnesota National Guard from Duluth, Minn. (U.S. Air Force photo by: Tech. Sgt. Jeromy K. Cross)

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan--U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Melissa Gillett (near), and Staff Sgt. Eric Austin, 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, maintain an arresting cable at Bagram Airfield, Jan. 15, 2010. Gillett is from Duluth, Minn., and Austin is from Superior, Wis., both are members of the Minnesota National Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo by: Tech. Sgt. Jeromy K. Cross)

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan--U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Melissa Gillett (near), and Staff Sgt. Eric Austin, 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, maintain an arresting cable at Bagram Airfield, Jan. 15, 2010. Gillett is from Duluth, Minn., and Austin is from Superior, Wis., both are members of the Minnesota National Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo by: Tech. Sgt. Jeromy K. Cross)

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan--U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Eric Austin, 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, maintains an arresting cable at Bagram Airfield, Jan. 15, 2010. Austin is a member of the Minnesota National Guard from Superior, Wis. (U.S. Air Force photo by: Tech. Sgt. Jeromy K. Cross)

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan--U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Eric Austin, 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, maintains an arresting cable at Bagram Airfield, Jan. 15, 2010. Austin is a member of the Minnesota National Guard from Superior, Wis. (U.S. Air Force photo by: Tech. Sgt. Jeromy K. Cross)

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan--U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Dave Rink, 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, ties down an arresting cable at Bagram Airfield, Jan. 15, 2010. Rink is a member of the Minnesota National Guard from Superior, Wis. (U.S. Air Force photo by: Tech. Sgt. Jeromy K. Cross/released)

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan--U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Dave Rink, 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, ties down an arresting cable at Bagram Airfield, Jan. 15, 2010. Rink is a member of the Minnesota National Guard from Superior, Wis. (U.S. Air Force photo by: Tech. Sgt. Jeromy K. Cross/released)

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan--U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Dustin Bartlett (left), and Senior Airman Edwin Brown, 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, operate an arresting cable motor at Bagram Airfield, Jan. 15, 2010. Bartlett is from Duluth, Minn., and Brown is from Maple, Wis., both are members of the Minnesota National Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo by: Tech. Sgt. Jeromy K. Cross)

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan--U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Dustin Bartlett (left), and Senior Airman Edwin Brown, 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, operate an arresting cable motor at Bagram Airfield, Jan. 15, 2010. Bartlett is from Duluth, Minn., and Brown is from Maple, Wis., both are members of the Minnesota National Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo by: Tech. Sgt. Jeromy K. Cross)