EOD demonstrates capabilities

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  • By Airman 1st Class Tristan D. Viglianco
  • 9th Reconnaissance Wing Public Affairs

The 9th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal team held trainingattended by various personnel from other 9 CES units March 22, 2018, at Beale Air Force Base.

The 9th CES has started an initiative to expose Airmen in their different units to EOD operations and demonstrate how the EOD team is a unit which has a hand in installation support and war-fighting operations. This initiative is designed to improve communication across career fields in CE.

The EOD team simulated an explosive being in the trunk of a vehicle and the techniques they would use to diffuse the situation. One of the techniques they used is known as a "boot banger." A “boot banger” is a technique to nullify explosives in the trunk of a vehicle.