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EOD train, detonate explosives to stay sharp

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Senior Airman Cameron Snyder, left, and Staff Sgt. Alexander Baker, right, 51st Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technicians, removes a F6A robot from their mobile response vehicle at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Feb. 10, 2021. When the EOD team is not actively responding to an emergency, they are constantly training and sharpening their skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)

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Staff Sgt. Alexander Baker, left, and Senior Airman Cameron Snyder, right, 51st Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technicians, gather equipment to respond to a training event at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Feb. 10, 2021. The F6A robot is the preferred tool for operations and gives EOD technicians the enhanced ability to precisely manipulate IEDs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)

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Senior Airman Cameron Snyder, 51st Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technicians, helps his teammate put on his bomb suit at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Feb. 10, 2021. The EOD team continues to train and stays ready to respond to emergencies, with slight modifications to maintain mission readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)

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Senior Airman Andrew Newman, 51st Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technicians, dons his bomb suit helmet during a training event at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Feb. 10, 2021. When the EOD team is not actively responding to an emergency, they are constantly training and sharpening their skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)

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Staff Sgt. Alexander Baker, 51st Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technicians, at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Feb. 10, 2021. EOD technicians are trained to detect, disarm and dispose of explosive threats in extreme environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)

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Senior Airman Andrew Newman, 51st Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technicians, enters a building wearing a bomb suit for a training event at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Feb. 10, 2021. The bomb suit contains heavy body armor made to withstand the pressure caused by a bomb explosion and debris. As these Airmen train, safety is a top priority to mitigate any risk or danger. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)

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Senior Airman Andrew Newman, 51st Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technicians, studies a training bomb device during a training event at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Feb. 10, 2021. When remote manipulation is not an option, the bomb suit is an EOD technician's full-body shield and sole source of protection against an explosive threat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)

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The base support demo kit contains items needed for the 51st Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technicians to train at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Feb. 10, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)

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Airmen from the 51st Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal team walk out to an explosive range at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Feb. 10, 2021. The EOD flight’s mission is to clear hazards by locating, identifying, and neutralizing explosive devices in order for base operations to continue. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)

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U.S. Air Force Airman from the 51st Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal team watches a smoke bomb at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Feb. 10, 2021. EOD technicians are trained to detect, disarm and dispose of explosive threats extreme environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)

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51st Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technicians sometimes use live explosives to maintain readiness during training events at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Feb. 10, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)

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Airmen from the 51st Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal team set up an explosive ring during a training event at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Feb. 10, 2021. The EOD team continues to train and stays ready to respond to emergencies, with slight modifications to maintain mission readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)

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Senior Airman Brightly Pel, 51st Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technicians, throws a ground burst simulator during a training event at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Feb. 10, 2021. When the EOD team is not actively responding to an emergency, they are constantly training and sharpening their skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)

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51st Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technicians connect a fuse to the igniter time blasting fuse at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Feb. 10, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)

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51st Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technicians watch as explosive charges goes off at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Feb. 10, 2021. EOD has nine mission sets to maintain proficiency, to include aerospace systems, counter improvised explosive device, weapons of mass destruction, nuclear response, unexploded ordnance, operational range clearance, defense support civil authorities, regular warfare and presidential support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)

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Airman 1st Class Stephen Jesmer, 51st Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technicians, measures and cuts detonating cord at 6 feet for a training event at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Feb. 10, 2021. EOD technicians are trained to detect, disarm, and dispose of explosive threats extreme environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Senior Airman Cameron Snyder, left, and Staff Sgt. Alexander Baker, right, 51st Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technicians, removes a F6A robot from their mobile response vehicle at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Feb. 10, 2021. When the EOD team is not actively responding to an emergency, they are constantly training and sharpening their skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)