Members of the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight participated in an improvised explosive device training June 3-13, 2019 at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.
EOD members from different nations are featured in the course of this exercise, called the 2019 Eifel Krabben IED Rodeo, in which members learn more about how to locate explosive devices and the steps to take to safely and effectively disarm them.
“The purpose of this event is to strengthen our relationship with our NATO allies,” U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Lindsey Barrish, 52nd CES EOD craftman. “This gives us the opportunity to work beside them and help us work together in case anytime in the future we are called upon we can go out and work side by side with them seamlessly.”
Teams that participated in the exercise included EOD Airmen from Spangdahlem AB, along with EOD technicians from Belgium, Estonia, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, and Sweden.