EOD: Training for any Scenario

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Staff Sgt. Jeffery Glover, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, carries a tool to break the back window of a vehicle that has a simulated vehicle-borne improvised explosive device as a part of a training exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 5. The tool uses a shotgun shell as a projectile in order to break the back window of a vehicle and gain access to the VBIED.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Staff Sgt. Jeffery Glover, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, and Senior Airman Kyle Osgood, 99th CES EOD technician, use a water jug as a counterweight to secure a line during a training exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 5. EOD technicians are assigned to some of the most dangerous missions, they perform tactically harrowing and technically demanding tasks in diverse environments worldwide.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Senior Airman Kyle Osgood, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, pulls the pin on an explosive during a training exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 5. EOD technicians provide the ability to detect, monitor, evaluate, and decontaminate explosive, radioactive, chemical, or biological ordnance hazards.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

An explosive ordnance disposal helmet sits on a tool kit during a training exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. May 5. The helmet is part of an EOD suit that is a heavy suit of body armor designed to withstand the pressure generated by a bomb and any fragments the bomb may produce.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

An explosive ordnance disposal robot moves towards a car to check for a simulated vehicle-borne improvised explosive device during a training exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 5. The Robot has a camera attached to the arm to allow the EOD technician a better look at the site without being in a close proximity to the explosive.
 

U.A. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

Staff Sgt. Jeffery Glover, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, carries a tool to break the window of a vehicle with a simulated vehicle-borne improvised explosive device in it during an exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 5. The training simulated what it would be like if there was a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device present in a parking garage setting.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Staff Sgt. Jeffery Glover, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, looks back at his team for a positive signal during a training exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 5. EOD techs are trained to detect, disarm, detonate and dispose of explosive threats all over the world.
 
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Staff Sgt. Jeffery Glover, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, walks back to his team after securing a line that will open a car door during a training exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 5. EOD techs detect, identify, recover, disarm and dispose of unsafe explosives and ordnance.