EOD conducts multiday field training exercise

Staff Sgt. Bryce Vanzale, 4th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, digs a hole to bury an unexploded ordnance for training purposes at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina May 13, 2020. Airmen were tasked to detect and investigate multiple ordnances as part of their training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Derry)
Staff Sgt. Bryce Vanzale, 4th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, digs a hole to bury an unexploded ordnance for training purposes at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina May 13, 2020. Airmen were tasked to detect and investigate multiple ordnances as part of their training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Derry)

Staff Sgt. Bryce Vanzale, 4th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, digs a hole to bury an unexploded ordnance for training purposes at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina May 13, 2020. Airmen were tasked to detect and investigate multiple ordnances as part of their training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Derry)

Members assigned to the 4th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team build a coffer dam around thermite grenades at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, May 14, 2020. A coffer dam is made to keep the slag from the grenades in a concentrated area over the metal, improving the effectiveness of the thermite grenade. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Derry)
Members assigned to the 4th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team build a coffer dam around thermite grenades at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, May 14, 2020. A coffer dam is made to keep the slag from the grenades in a concentrated area over the metal, improving the effectiveness of the thermite grenade. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Derry)

Airman 1st Class Joshua Peck, 4th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, builds a coffer dam around thermite grenades at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, May 14, 2020. Thermite grenades are a type of incendiary ordnance that rely on a chemical process between metal powders and oxides to create high temperature with no explosion. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Derry)

Members assigned to the 4th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team discuss the capabilities of thermite grenades at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, May 14, 2020. Thermite grenades are a type of incendiary ordnance that rely on a chemical process between metal powders and oxides to create high temperature with no explosion. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Derry)

Airman 1st Class Joseph Plato, 4th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, measures detonation cord at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, May 14, 2020. Airmen created explosive devices to use for breaching scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Derry)

Airmen assigned to the 4th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team prepare to conduct night-operations training at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, May 13, 2020. The night-based training required Airmen to enter a building full of traps and successfully disarm them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Derry)

Airman 1st Class Joseph Plato, 4th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, attempts to disarm an improvised explosive device at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, May 13, 2020. The Airmen operated in the dark, relying on night-vision goggles to work. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Derry)

Airmen assigned to the 4th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team prepare to conduct night-operations training at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, May 13, 2020. The night-based training required Airmen to enter a building full of traps and successfully disarm them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Derry)

Airman 1st Class Michael McDermott, 4th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, prepares for a night-operations training simulation at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, May 13, 2020. The night-based training required Airmen to enter a building full of traps and successfully disarm them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Derry)

Airman 1st Class Joseph Plato, 4th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, prepares for a night-operations training simulation at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, May 13, 2020. The night-based training required Airmen to enter a building full of traps and successfully disarm them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Derry)

Airman 1st Class Joseph Plato, 4th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, prepares for a night-operations training simulation at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, May 13, 2020. The night-based training required Airmen to enter a building full of traps and successfully disarm them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Derry)

Staff Sgt. Nathanael Banden, 4th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, explains the configuration of an improvised explosive device at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, May 13, 2020. EOD technicians provide the ability to detect, monitor, evaluate, and decontaminate explosive, radioactive, chemical, or biological ordnance hazards. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Derry)

Staff Sgt. Ross Degerstrom, 916th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, watches his wingman clear the road ahead of him during an exercise at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina May 13, 2020. EOD technicians provide the ability to detect, monitor, evaluate, and decontaminate explosive, radioactive, chemical, or biological ordnance hazards. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Derry)

Airman 1st Class Michael McDermott, 4th Civil Engineer squadron EOD technician (left), and Staff Sgt. Ross Degerstrom, 916th Civil Engineer Squadron EOD technician (right), prepare to perform a remote pull on a simulated improvised explosive device at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, May 13, 2020. A remote pull is a technique to disarm an IED at a safe distance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Derry)

Staff Sgt. Ross Degerstrom, 916th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, performs a remote pull at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina May 13, 2020. A remote pull is a technique to disarm an improvised explosive device at a safe distance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Derry)

Staff Sgt. Ross Degerstrom, 916th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, locates a simulated improvised explosive device at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina May 13, 2020. EOD members conducted a multiday field training exercise for new Airmen to complete upgrade training and sharpen their skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Derry)

Airman 1st Class Michael McDermott, 4th Civil Engineer squadron EOD technician (rear), and Staff Sgt. Ross Degerstrom, 916th Civil Engineer Squadron EOD technician (front), prepare to perform a remote pull on a simulated improvised explosive device at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, May 13, 2020. A remote pull is a technique to disarm an IED at a safe distance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Derry)

Staff Sgt. Ross Degerstrom, 916th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, locates a tripwire during an exercise at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina May 13, 2020. The exercise involved two Airmen to pair together to identify any improvised explosive devices on the road and clear it for safe travel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Derry)

Staff Sgt. Ross Degerstrom, 916th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician (left), and Airman 1st Class Michael McDermott, 4th Civil Engineer Squadron EOD technician (right), search for simulated improvised explosive devices at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina May 13, 2020. The path was prepared by other members of EOD and created to test the skills of the newer Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Derry)

Airman 1st Class Joshua Peck, 4th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, probes at a buried UXO at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina May 13, 2020. EOD members conducted a multiday field training exercise for new Airmen to complete upgrade training and to serve as a refresher for more seasoned members of the career field. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Derry)

Staff Sgt. Bryce Vanzale, 4th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, digs a hole to bury an unexploded ordnance for training purposes at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina May 13, 2020. Airmen were tasked to detect and investigate multiple ordnances as part of their training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Derry)

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