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  • AFCEC warfighter shines at DoD warrior games

    Master Sgt. Linn Dillard is a warfighter, a cancer survivor, and overcame a traumatic brain injury. She’s also an athlete that recently won gold, silver and bronze medals in this year’s Department of Defense Warrior Games.
  • 2017 Robot Rodeo wrangles advanced EOD technology

    ATLANTA — Air Force, civilian and international explosive ordnance disposal experts recently shared tactics, techniques and procedures during the 2017 Eastern National Robot Rodeo and Capabilities Exercise in Atlanta.The week-long event, held at Dobbins Air Reserve Base and the Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, included teams
  • AFCEC EOD program manager receives Master Blaster Award

    Surprised, humbled and appreciative are the three words that came to mind when the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Master Sgt. Jonathan “Adam” Quast was notified of his selection as the 2016 Master Blaster Award recipient recently.Quast is AFCEC’s explosive ordnance disposal program manager.“I was very surprised, but I am very appreciative and
  • EOD celebrating 75th anniversary

    Explosive ordnance disposal was the first joint service school for the U.S. military. The career field also remainsthe only occupation to share distinctive emblems -- the EOD badges -- as the common symbol of the profession. Just like any highly competitive family, each service touts its force as the “premier EOD combat force.” The fact is, all
  • 386th EOD destroys unusable ammunition

    The 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight conducted a munitions burn at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia Nov. 9, 2016.The flight conducted the burn to dispose of unserviceable ammunition, including unexploded ordnance found on or off base, as well as ammunition turned in by the 386th Munitions
  • EOD exercise provides unique experience, training

    Military EOD and civilian public safety bomb units put their skills to test in a friendly competition at the inaugural Eastern National Robotics Rodeo and Capability Exercise in Atlanta, Georgia, Aug. 28 – Sept. 1.
  • Explosive ordnance community joins together to honor its fallen

    The joint service explosive ordnance disposal community gathered May 7, to honor EOD technicians who have died in the line of duty since World War II."It is important to remember the families, the children, the spouses," said Maj. Gen. Timothy Green, Air Force director of civil engineers, who was among the hundreds who attended the annual memorial
  • Air Force teams with Army, law enforcement during EOD exercises

    As threats continue to emerge, interoperability and cooperation will be crucial for explosive ordnance disposal Airmen, said Maj. Mark Hope, deputy commander of the 301st Civil Engineer Squadron, Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base."They'll have better networking, better relationships with local bomb technicians," said Hope, who was
  • AFCEC hosts explosive ordnance disposal workshop to evaluate future capabilities

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center hosted an unexploded explosive ordnance, or UXO, mitigation workshop here last month to gain collaborate insight from the global explosive ordnance disposal, or EOD, community. AFCEC's Explosive Ordnance Disposal, and Requirements and Acquisition divisions partnered to host the event, where topics included rapid