Air Force Security Forces Center to improve U.S. government-wide working dog programs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Security Forces Center-led Government Working Dog Category Intelligence Team aims to improve the cost, process and procurement of government working dogs across 14 federal agencies. The team recently submitted the Working Read More …

Researchers advance detection method for explosives

ADELPHI, Md. — Route reconnaissance in support of convoy operations remains a critical function to keep Soldiers safe from roadside explosive hazards, such as improvised explosive devices, unexploded ordnance and landmines. These hazards continue to threaten operations abroad and continually Read More …

The US Air Force wants to buy a big robot to help with bomb disposal

A year after the U.S. Army awarded a contract to build a heavy-duty robot able to dispose of bombs and other explosives, the Air Force is looking for its own system — and it wants to see what’s on the Read More …

One Person Injured in Fire at Eglin Explosives Research Laboratory

One person was injured in a late Thursday morning fire on the main portion of Eglin Air Force Base, according to a brief statement from the 96th Test Wing’s public affairs office. First responders from the 96th Test Wing responded Read More …

NSWC Indian Head Division JEOD Unit Recognized with Gears of Government Nomination

Indian Head, Md. — Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division (NSWC IHD) isn’t known for their expansive runways; this Navy command that sits on the banks of the Potomac River does not even have a single aircraft. But that Read More …

Travis EOD Airmen train advanced warfighting capabilities

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Travis Explosive Ordnance Disposal Airmen conduct exercises Oct. 22 and Oct. 28 that simulate real-world situations. The EOD career field specializes in detecting, identifying, recovering, disarming, detonating and disposing of explosive ordnance. Conducting regular Read More …

California: Riverside County Sheriff hazardous device team remains on call 24 hours a day

If an unexploded or suspicious explosive device is found anywhere in Riverside County, one of eight highly trained sheriff’s deputies, day or night, can climb into their unmarked truck parked at home nearest the location and be at the scene, Read More …

A model to detect explosions big and small

Combining the data from a multitude of geophysics sensors across the globe could enable automated monitoring for low-yield nuclear detonations. When an oil refinery in Philadelphia exploded in June 2019, physicist Joshua Carmichael was at home in Los Alamos, New Read More …