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  • EOD's classroom: Training takes the fear away

    Every explosive ordnance disposal mission can be lethal, considering EOD technicians must locate, identify and disarm explosives, of which there are thousands of possible variations our enemies can use.

  • EOD: Keeping Airmen, community safe

    The motto, “initial success or total failure,” requires Airmen of the explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) flight here to think outside the box and accept nothing less than perfection when performing their duties.

  • Injured EOD Airman returns to fuller life

    In an instant, he went from living his dream to being utterly destroyed on a dusty road in Iraq. An improvised explosive device exploded about two feet from his face, throwing him about 20 feet and leaving him unrecognizable. As his arm dangled to his side, he stumbled up and yelled for the medic.

  • Thirteen years later, EOD returns home

    Thirteen years, 19,000 missions in Afghanistan, 36,000 in Iraq - and now the last of the Air Force explosive ordnance disposal units are finally home.

  • AF EOD mission completed in Afghanistan

    From the front lines, explosive ordnance disposal Airmen have been clearing the way during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom for the past 12 years, providing safe passage for all other warriors to follow.

  • End of an era: AF EOD mission wraps up in Afghanistan

    There have been 20 rotations of more than 600 explosive ordnance disposal technicians who have left their mark in the history of Operation Enduring Freedom since the 2004 inception of the 466th EOD Operating Location Bravo Flight here. With more than 10,000 missions completed, Aug. 19 marked the

  • EOD specialists build bilateral relations

    It is just another day on the job for Misawa Air Base's explosive ordnance disposal team members here -- but not an entirely regular morning. At the team's side are fellow Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Forces, or JMSDF, and U.S. Navy members, partaking in a joint bilateral exercise at the Draughon

  • ANG Airman awarded Silver Star

    An Air National Guard explosive ordnance disposal technician with the 177th Fighter Wing was awarded the Silver Star here June 28 for valor in combat while deployed to Afghanistan in 2012.

  • Remembering Joe: Spangdahlem AB Airmen participate in memorial 5k

    As firefighters began putting on their dense flame-retardant gear, a group of explosive ordnance disposal Airmen arrived next to them, slipping their arms through the thick sleeves of their protective suits.Their appearance upon completion looked not unlike bundled-up children who couldn't move

  • EOD Airmen educate Congress on mission

    Military explosive ordnance disposal technicians and their civilian counterparts gathered on Capitol Hill June 11, to educate members of Congress about their mission and capabilities during EOD Day on the Hill.

  • EOD Airman saves life while deployed to Papua New Guinea

    (This feature is part of the "Through Airmen's Eyes" series on AF.mil. These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.) Imagine sitting in a hotel lobby of a foreign country, when suddenly, a scream for help echoes from a dark parking lot outside. Without hesitation, you

  • Wounded Airman receives new home

    The morning alarm wakes him. He gets dressed, brushes his teeth and gets his two-year-old son ready for the day. He does this with no legs, and only one arm.