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EOD: Explosive Ordnance Disposal

Air Force EOD teams performed stressful and dangerous work disarming all types of explosive devices.  These duties also required ingenuity to deal with a clever enemy where one mistake could be deadly.

Air Force EOD technicians neutralized malfunctioning, damaged, or degraded explosive devices.  These ranged from small arms ammunition to large bombs, along with improvised explosive devices. Air Force EOD teams also helped their Army counterparts to clean up massive artillery dumps that had been destroyed by enemy sabotage.

The already hazardous task became even more difficult when EOD teams went off base to aircraft crash sites or to help friendly South Vietnamese forces—sometimes they had to use personal weapons to defend themselves against enemy ambushes. 

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