Tough Jobs with the 7th Civil Engineer Squadron: Explosive Ordnance Disposal

This photo story series highlights the variety of jobs performed by the 7th Civil Engineer Squadron. Though 7 CES jobs are often underappreciated, they all play a vital and critical role in accomplishing 7th Bomb Wing and Air Force missions. (U.S. Air Force Photo Illustration by Airman 1st Class Katherine Miller)

This photo story series highlights the variety of jobs performed by the 7th Civil Engineer Squadron. Though 7 CES jobs are often underappreciated, they all play a vital and critical role in accomplishing 7th Bomb Wing and Air Force missions. (U.S. Air Force Photo Illustration by Senior Airman Katherine Miller)

A flag reading the explosive ordnance disposal motto, “Initial success or total failure”, hangs from the ceiling of the 7th Civil Engineer Squadron EOD flight building at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, June 28, 2017. EOD Airmen are tasked to identify, locate and if necessary, defuse any explosives that may pose a threat to the base and its assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Katherine Miller)

A flag reading the explosive ordnance disposal motto, “Initial success or total failure”, hangs from the ceiling of the 7th Civil Engineer Squadron EOD flight building at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, June 28, 2017. EOD Airmen are tasked to identify, locate and if necessary, defuse any explosives that may pose a threat to the base and its assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Katherine Miller)

U.S Air Force Master Sgt. Michael O’Toole and Senior Airman Jason Jordan, 7th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technicians, prepare for a training exercise at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, June 28, 2017. EOD Airmen train monthly to stay proficient in detecting mines, finding and disarming improvised explosive devices and electronic countermeasures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Katherine Miller)

U.S Air Force Master Sgt. Michael O’Toole and Senior Airman Jason Jordan, 7th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technicians, prepare for a training exercise at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, June 28, 2017. EOD Airmen train monthly to stay proficient in detecting mines, finding and disarming improvised explosive devices and electronic countermeasures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Katherine Miller)

U.S Air Force Senior Airman Jason Jordan, 7th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal journeyman, operates an F6 robot at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, June 28, 2017. The robot makes it possible for personnel to dismantle any explosives from a distance and ensures the safety of EOD personnel by removing the risk of exposing them to the explosives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Katherine Miller)

U.S Air Force Senior Airman Jason Jordan, 7th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal journeyman, operates an F6 robot at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, June 28, 2017. The robot makes it possible for personnel to dismantle any explosives from a distance and ensures the safety of EOD personnel by removing the risk of exposing them to the explosives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Katherine Miller)

U.S Air Force Senior Airman Jason Jordan (right), 7th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal journeyman assists an Airman from the 7th Operations Support Squadron (left) in setting off an explosive during a training exercise at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, June 28, 2017. The EOD team often works closely with other first responders, such as: emergency management, security forces and the fire department to ensure any threats are eliminated. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Katherine Miller)

U.S Air Force Senior Airman Jason Jordan (right), 7th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal journeyman assists an Airman from the 7th Operations Support Squadron (left) in setting off an explosive during a training exercise at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, June 28, 2017. The EOD team often works closely with other first responders, such as: emergency management, security forces and the fire department to ensure any threats are eliminated. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Katherine Miller)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class William Amershek, 7th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal apprentice, checks the contents of a box using a digital x-ray machine at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, June 28, 2017. The x-ray machine allows EOD technicians to closely examine the internal contents of any suspicious packages, possible improvised explosive devices or unexploded ordinances. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Katherine Miller)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class William Amershek, 7th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal apprentice, checks the contents of a box using a digital x-ray machine at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, June 28, 2017. The x-ray machine allows EOD technicians to closely examine the internal contents of any suspicious packages, possible improvised explosive devices or unexploded ordinances. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Katherine Miller)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgts. Dominic Garcia (left), 7th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management journeyman and Joshua Oliver, 7th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal journeyman (right), prepare for a training exercise at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, June 29, 2017. Emergency management personnel often participate in exercises with EOD to show them first-hand what they can expect when in a deployed environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Katherine Miller)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgts. Dominic Garcia (left), 7th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management journeyman and Joshua Oliver, 7th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal journeyman (right), prepare for a training exercise at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, June 29, 2017. Emergency management personnel often participate in exercises with EOD to show them first-hand what they can expect when in a deployed environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Katherine Miller)

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