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21st CES EOD hosts training

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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Raliegh Mercer, 28th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight team member assigned to Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, prepares for EOD training at the Fort Carson Airburst Range, Colorado, April 30, 2021. Mercer is one of around only 40 women within the EOD career field. EOD members apply classified techniques and special procedures to lessen or totally remove the hazards created by the presence of unexploded ordnance. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Wise)

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Explosive Ordnance Disposal team members from the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, receive a safety briefing on their first day of training at the Fort Carson Airburst Range, Colorado, April 28, 2021. The training included rapid explosive hazard mitigation and dismounted detection of improvised explosive devices. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Wise)

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Explosive Ordnance Disposal team members from the 21st Civil Engineer Squadron at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, and the 28th CES at Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, receive an instructional briefing on their third day of training at the Fort Carson Airburst Range, Colorado, April 30, 2021. The last day of training consisted of the removal of unexploded ordnance from a runway, hosted by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jessie Ralls, 823rd Red Horse Squadron Silver Flag instructor from Tyndall AFB, Florida. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Wise)

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. George Green, 28th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight team leader assigned to Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, works to disarm a simulated unexploded ordnance during training at the Fort Carson Airburst Range, Colorado, April 28, 2021. EOD Airmen are also experts in handling chemical, biological, incendiary, radiological and nuclear materials. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Wise)

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. George Green, 28th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight team leader assigned to Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, works to disarm a simulated unexploded ordnance during training at the Fort Carson Airburst Range, Colorado, April 28, 2021. This EOD exercise consisted of UXO and improvised explosive device scenarios driven from intelligence reports. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Wise)

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Explosive Ordnance Disposal team members from the 21st Civil Engineer Squadron at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, and the 28th CES at Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, look for improvised explosive devices during training at the Fort Carson Airburst Range, Colorado, April 30, 2021. EOD personnel provide support to visiting distinguished guests, civilian authorities with bomb problems, teach troops about bomb safety and aid local law enforcement. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Wise)

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A member of the 21st Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight prepares blocks of C-4 explosives for a rapid explosive hazard mitigation exercise at the Fort Carson Airburst Range, Colorado, April 30, 2021. The exercise consisted of the removal of unexploded ordnance from a runway, hosted by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jessie Ralls, 823rd Red Horse Squadron Silver Flag instructor assigned to Hurlburt Field, Florida. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Wise)

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Explosive Ordnance Disposal team members from the 21st Civil Engineer Squadron at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, and the 28th CES at Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, assess a makeshift runway as part of an exercise at the Fort Carson Airburst Range, Colorado, April 30, 2021. During this exercise, the EOD team detonated blocks of C4 plastic explosive to clear the runway of simulated unexploded ordnance. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Wise)

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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jared Rafferty, 377th Mission Support Group Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight team leader, gears up for a training exercise at the Fort Carson Airburst Range, Colorado, April 28, 2021. During this exercise, the EOD team detonated blocks of C4 plastic explosive to clear the runway of simulated unexploded ordnance. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Wise)

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Explosive Ordnance Disposal team members from the 21st Civil Engineer Squadron at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, and the 28th CES at Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, participate in training exercises at the Fort Carson Airburst Range, Colorado, April 28, 2021. The first day of training consisted of unexploded ordnance and improvised explosive device scenarios driven from intelligence reports. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Wise)

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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Raliegh Mercer, (left), and U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Harry Welch (right) of the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, talk with U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Owen Wolfe, an EOD team member assigned to the 49th CES, Holloman AFB, New Mexico, after completing their training exercise by detonating C4 plastic explosive at the Fort Carson Air Burst Range, Colorado, April 30, 2021. The 21st CES EOD flight hosted a three-day training event for five, total force EOD teams from April 28-30. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Wise)

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