Air Force

December 20, 2013

EOD Counter-IED course hones leadership management proficiency

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard
Staff Sgt. Daniel Esselstrom, 23rd Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., uses a mine detector to check for an improvised explosive device during an IED training course Dec. 12 in Area 2 at Nellis AFB, Nev. During the two-week EOD Counter IED-course, students are tested during 56 operations which simulate scenarios at home station and deployed locations.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard
Staff Sgt. Daniel Esselstrom, 23rd Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., utilizes binochulars during an improvised explosive device training course Dec. 12 in Area 2 at Nellis AFB, Nev. The course teaches students to understand the aspects of detecting and handling an improvised explosive device.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard
Staff Sgt. John Mitchell, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, visually checks for improvised explosive devices during a training course Dec. 12 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Some career tasks for an EOD technician include handling live explosives on bombing ranges during range clearances, in munitions storage areas for obtaining an explosive demolition charge, in accident areas to check the scene for any explosive components that could harm potential investigators and first responders, and in climates where an explosive hazard exists.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam
Staff Sgt. Daniel Esselstrom, 23rd Civil Engineering Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., prepares to set a charge during an EOD counter-improvised explosive device training course Dec. 12 in Area 2 at Nellis AFB, Nev. The operations in the course provided re-creations of past, real life incidents.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam
1st Lt. Steve Bernero, 23rd Civil Engineering Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight commander, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., prepares a modern demolitions initiator during an EOD counter-improvised explosive device training course Dec. 12 in Area 2 at Nellis AFB, Nev. Modern demolitions initiator is a suite of initiating components used to activate all standard military demolitions and explosives.




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