A Federal Bureau of Investigations publication recently recognized two Airmen from the 155th Explosive Ordnance Disposal shop, along with bomb squads from Nebraska and Iowa, for their work with a research project at an FBI Critical Incidence Response Group event in 2018.
The publication expressed its sincerest appreciation for the bomb technicians who conducted a series of research tests in an attempt to determine the effectiveness of various disruption tools against pressure cooker improvised explosive devices.
“This push was specifically because of the Boston Bombing,” said Senior Airman Isaac Maytum, 155th EOD technician. “This was right after all that came out and they were trying to figure out how, if these start coming out more, that we can find remedies and deal with them on the spot. This was a push by the FBI to come up with a steadfast solution to deal with them.”