Images: Air Force EOD operations [Image 31 of 39]
U.S. Air Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Staff Sgt. Scott Rice from the 673rd Civil Engineering Squadron, EOD flight, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, prepares to conduct a controlled detonation of unexploded ordnance, March 14, 2012. Rice is deployed to the 966th Air Expeditionary Squadron EOD flight who supports Combined Joint Task Force Paladin. EOD members are experts in chemical, biological, incendiary, radiological and nuclear materials and devices. The unit helps ensure freedom of operations in a deployed environment by applying special procedures to totally remove hazards created by unexploded ordnance and improvised explosive devices.