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EOD drops BDU-33s to showcase handling procedures

EOD drops BDU-33s to showcase handling procedures

Tech. Sgt. Michael Alger (right), 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team leader, provides an explosive safety briefing to Airmen prior to intentionally dropping a BDU-33 ordnance during a demonstration, Nov. 18, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. EOD Airmen offered three scenarios to illustrate the importance of properly handling the ordnance. The EOD flight maintains 24-hour emergency response capability and neutralizes explosive threats to personnel and property. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

EOD drops BDU-33s to showcase handling procedures

Staff Sgt. Moises Gonzalez, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, remotely initiates a BDU-33 ordnance inside a protective enclosure during a weapons safety demonstration, Nov. 18, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. EOD performed the demonstration, displaying hazards for handling a BDU-33 to enhance safety procedures by 56th Fighter Wing members. When initiated, the ordnance releases a flash of fire and smoke that permits visual evaluation of accuracy. The EOD flight maintains 24-hour emergency response capability and neutralizes explosive threats to personnel and property. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

EOD drops BDU-33s to showcase handling procedures

A BDU-33 ordnance initiates while inside a protective enclosure, Nov. 18, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team conducted a demonstration to test the susceptibility of impact of the ordnance during build up, transport and loading onto aircraft. When detonated, the ordnance releases a flash of fire and smoke that permits visual evaluation of accuracy. The EOD flight maintains 24-hour emergency response capability and neutralizes explosive threats to personnel and property. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

EOD drops BDU-33s to showcase handling procedures

Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Knelange, (left), 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, and Senior Airman Jack Jorgensen, 56th CES EOD team member, prepare a live BDU-33 ordnance for a demonstration, Nov. 18, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The BDU-33 is a practice munition used to simulate the use of 500 pound munitions. The EOD flight maintains 24-hour emergency response capability and neutralizes explosive threats to personnel and property. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

EOD drops BDU-33s to showcase handling procedures

Senior Airman Jack Jorgensen (left), 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, and Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Knelange, 56th CES EOD technician, prepare a BDU-33 ordnance for a demonstration, Nov. 18, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The demonstration featured three scenarios where EOD officials initiate the ordnance to highlight the importance of weapon safety. The EOD flight maintains 24-hour emergency response capability and neutralizes explosive threats to personnel and property. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

EOD drops BDU-33s to showcase handling procedures

A t-shirt is charred following the initiation of a BDU-33 ordnance during a weapons safety demonstration, Nov. 18, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Airmen from the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team provided a live demonstration to weapons handlers and 56th Fighter Wing members showcasing the susceptibility of impact during build up or transport of the ordnance. The EOD flight maintains 24-hour emergency response capability and neutralizes explosive threats to personnel and property. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Tech. Sgt. Michael Alger (right), 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team leader, provides an explosive safety briefing to Airmen prior to intentionally dropping a BDU-33 ordnance during a demonstration, Nov. 18, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. EOD Airmen offered three scenarios to illustrate the importance of properly handling the ordnance. The EOD flight maintains 24-hour emergency response capability and neutralizes explosive threats to personnel and property. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)