315 CEF EOD sharpens skills, maintains proficiency during COVID

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. — The 315th Civil Engineer Flight’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal team here held a live-explosives demolition training June 27, 2020, at the EOD range near the Naval Weapons Station Charleston.

To maintain mission readiness and the ability to answer the call when needed, the 315 CEF Reservists battle through a pandemic that has limited operations to gain much-needed training time imperative to the mission and unit proficiency.

“This demo will help the EOD team to protect others in the event that an explosive runs the risk of detonating,” said Tech. Sgt. Brendan Mcavey, explosive ordnance technician team lead with the 315 CEF. “Our technicians can accomplish a myriad of assignments, so these demolition exercises are crucial to learning how explosives work and how to perform the mission.”

With a vision to be integrated, experienced and relevant, the 315 CEF accomplishes monthly explosives training to remain proficient in tackling any task domestically or abroad. The tasks can range from defusing Civil War relics to safely disposing improvised explosive devices.

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Source: U.S. Air Force Reserve Command