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Airmen 1st Class Justin Coleman and Ryan Countryman, 60th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance technicians, participate in a contamination control of an ordnance training scenario at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., on April 17, 2017. EOD techs conduct training on various threats to ensure they are prepared for deployment. (U.S.Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Daniel Phelps) Travis Active, Reserve EOD support local national parks, law enforcement
Their name brings to mind the stories out of Hollywood blockbusters. Visions of deafening explosions and gun shots spin through the mind as one visualizes a service member crouching over a device, daring the sweat dripping from his forehead not to fall, praying he chooses the right wire to pull. Though this is not the most accurate scenario of what explosive ordnance disposal technicians do, this is what many picture when they hear the name.
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