SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. – The 4th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal Airmen at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base train every day to maintain mission readiness and unit proficiency.
“We train for a variety of different scenarios on base,” said Airman First Class Brian Price, a 4th CES EOD technician. “We have basic demolition days out on the range where we practice our explosive procedures. We run different types of operations such as chemical, improvised, and conventional ordnance. Basically, any mission we encounter, we recreate throughout the week.”
They train to protect personnel and property from explosive hazards, both domestically and abroad.
“EOD training is incredibly expansive given the number of different mission sets we support,” added Staff Sgt. Nathanael J. Banden, 4th CES NCO in Charge of EOD quality assurance. “In addition to training for missions, physical training is just as important.”