U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Scott Rice, explosive ordnance disposal technician with the 966th Air Expeditionary Squadron and Combined Joint Task Force Paladin, looks for an exact location on a map before heading out to respond to a multiple rocket attack on base at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, March 20, 2012. The EOD flight with the 966th AES is tasked to mitigate, render safe, and/or destroy any conventional or unconventional explosive threat as well as chemical, nuclear or biological hazards inside and outside the wire. Their operations can be performed 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Some of their responsibilities as EOD technicians include mitigating improvised explosive devices, post blast analysis and route clearing packages.
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BAGRAM AIR FIELD, AF
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