|EOD fights fire with fire to ensure safety on NTTR|
by Airman 1st Class Bryan Guthrie
Nellis AFB Public Affairs
June 24, 2019
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians assigned to the 99th Civil Engineering Squadron (CES) travel to the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR) regularly to dispose of ordnance used for training purposes.
EOD ensures that the NTTR’s 12,000-square-nautical miles are cleared of any dangerous explosives to ensure the safety of Airmen and contractors working on the range.
“EOD technicians’ range clearance mission is critical to the operational readiness of the ranges and enabling the construction and maintenance of targets,” said Maj. Kale McGinnis, 99th CES EOD flight commander. “Additionally the clearance mission enables the environmental compliance requirements which ensures the safe and legal use of the ranges for years to come.”
With a multitude of exercises and units using the NTTR for training, EOD executes more than 40 range clearance missions every year, disposing of more than 10,000 unexploded ordnance (UXO) annually.
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