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Lifting to lower energy use at Tinker AFB

A Sikorsky S-58T heavy-lift helicopter hovers over heating units to be lifted to the roof of building 3001 as part of on-going energy efficiency upgrades to Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma on May 27, 2018.

A Sikorsky S-58T heavy-lift helicopter hovers over heating units to be lifted to the roof of building 3001 as part of on-going energy efficiency upgrades to Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma on May 27, 2018. The operation required a team effort from Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions, Aircrane Inc., Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, 72nd Civil Engineer Directorate, 72nd Operations Support Squadron, Base Operations and Safety Offices from OC-ALC and 72nd Air Base Wing as each unit lifted in to place was the size of a small car. (U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis)

Jamey Culverson, a heavy-lift specialist with Aircrane Incorporated, briefs trademen from Matherly Mechanical contractors on safe operations under or near Aircrane's Sikorsky S-58T heavy-lift helicopter before the planned move of 57 heating units to the roof of building 3001 May 27, 2018, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.

Jamey Culverson, a heavy-lift specialist with Aircrane Incorporated, briefs trademen from Matherly Mechanical contractors on safe operations under or near Aircrane's Sikorsky S-58T heavy-lift helicopter before the planned move of 57 heating units to the roof of building 3001 May 27, 2018, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The four lifting lines and hooks used by the helicopter are stretched out on the ground as part of the demonstration. (U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis)

A Sikorsky S-58T heavy-lift helicopter from Aircrane Incorporated lifts a large heating unit May 27, 2018, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.

A Sikorsky S-58T heavy-lift helicopter from Aircrane Incorporated lifts a large heating unit May 27, 2018, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The S-58T lifted 57 heating units to the roof of building 3001 as part of on-going energy efficiency improvements made across the base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis)

A Sikorsky S-58 heavy-lift helicopter hovers over heating units being moved to the roof of building 3001 as part of on-going energy efficiency upgrades taking place across Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma on May 27, 2018.

A Sikorsky S-58 heavy-lift helicopter hovers over heating units being moved to the roof of building 3001 as part of on-going energy efficiency upgrades taking place across Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma on May 27, 2018. The units were lined-up on an abandoned taxiway to allow the units to be moved quickly to the roof of the building which had been shut-down out of safety concerns. (U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis)

A Sikorsky S-58T heavy-lift helicopter from Aircrane Incorporated during lift operations May 27, 2018, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The S-58T lifted 57 heating units to the roof of building 3001 as part of on-going energy efficiency improvements made across the base.

A view from below a Sikorsky S-58T heavy-lift helicopter from Aircrane Incorporated during lift operations May 27, 2018, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The S-58T lifted 57 heating units to the roof of building 3001 as part of on-going energy efficiency improvements made across the base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis)

Tradesmen from Matherly Mechanical contractors position a large heating unit over a support frame while it is lowered in to place by a Sikorsky S-58T heavy-lift helicopter from Aircrane Incorporated May 27, 2018, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.

Tradesmen from Matherly Mechanical contractors position a large heating unit over a support frame while it is lowered in to place by a Sikorsky S-58T heavy-lift helicopter from Aircrane Incorporated May 27, 2018, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The helicopter was contracted to move the units which are the size and weight of a passenger sedan in to place in one day while the massive production facility used by Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex was closed for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. (U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis)

Tradesmen from Matherly Mechanical contractors look up as a large heating unit is lowered in to place by a Sikorsky S-58T heavy-lift helicopter from Aircrane Incorporated May 27, 2018, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.

Tradesmen from Matherly Mechanical contractors look up as a large heating unit is lowered in to place by a Sikorsky S-58T heavy-lift helicopter from Aircrane Incorporated May 27, 2018, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The helicopter was contracted to move the units which are the size and weight of a passenger sedan in to place in one day while the production facility was closed for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. (U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis)

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