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Hands-on training prepares EOD for real world operations

Hands-on training prepares EOD for real world operations

By [email protected] (Airman 1st Class Rose Gudex)

The berm shook with the force of the blast. The explosion was big and it was loud. After the smoke cleared, they were able to get closer; a five foot hole in the ground glared back at them. Not 10 minutes earlier, they were right there next to the hole watching as the Airmen from the 21st Civil Engineer Squadron got ready to put their explosive ordnance disposal training to the test.

EOD technicians from the 21st CES prepare regularly for upgrade training, weapons qualifications and proficiency in their line of work. The EOD team from Peterson AFB was at Fort Carson’s Airburst Range Aug. 19 to take a hands-on approach to training. The goal was to better prepare them for their inevitable step into a real-world wartime environment.
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Source:: Air Force Space Command

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