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

Master Sgt. Jayson Wells, 9th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight chief, discusses EOD range operations with a group of 9th CES Airmen March 22, 2018, at Beale Air Force Base, California. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tristan D. Viglianco)

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

Tech. Sgt. Richard Hesse, 9th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal NCOIC of logistics, prepares wiring for a detonation March 22, 2018, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The 9th CES has started an initiative to expose Airmen in their different units to EOD operations and demonstrate how the EOD team is both 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. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tristan D. Viglianco)

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

Tech. Sgt. Richard Hesse, 9th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal NCOIC of logistics, supervises a 9th CES Airman who is initiating a controlled detonation March 22, 2018, at Beale Air Force Base, California. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tristan D. Viglianco)

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

The 9th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal team detonates controlled explosives during a live demonstration March 22, 2018, at Beale Air Force Base, California. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justin Parsons)

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

The 9th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal team uses a “boot banger” placed in the trunk of a training car during a live demonstration March 22, 2018, at Beale Air Force Base, California. A “boot banger” is a technique to nullify explosives in the trunk of a vehicle. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justin Parsons)

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

9th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal Airmen review the impacts of a detonation with Airmen from various 9th CES units March 22, 2018, at Beale Air Force Base, California. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tristan D. Viglianco)

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

The 9th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal team detonates a controlled explosion on a training car during a live demonstration March 22, 2018, at Beale Air Force Base, California. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justin Parsons)

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 field in CE.

Tech. Sgt. Richard Hesse, 9th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal NCOIC of logistics, walks out to a vehicle used in a controlled detonation to ensure the safety of the area March 22, 2018, at Beale Air Force Base, California. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tristan D. Viglianco)

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --

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.