Reserve Airman hones EOD skills

Senior Airman Blake Witte, of the 932nd Civil Engineer Squadron, operates a remote-controlled robot using a portable field unit. Blake, an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) specialist, is taking a mandatory four-week course prior to his overseas deployment. The course is the Combat Battelfield Ready Airman (CoBRA) and is conducted at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. The training prepares deploying EOD Airmen in ground combat operations training to include: weapons, radio communications, vehicle operations and intelligence briefings on their AOR. Additionally, the course features a mock contingency environment where Airmen can train extensively on EOD and improvised explosive devices (IED) operations. Master Sgt. David Pinkham said this type of training can't be duplicated at home station. Pinkham added that EOD members deploy for six months. (U.S. Air Force photo)

VIRIN: 111228-F-PW956-001.JPG
Additional Details

No camera details available.


Read More

This photograph is considered public domain and has been cleared for release. If you would like to republish please give the photographer appropriate credit. Further, any commercial or non-commercial use of this photograph or any other DoD image must be made in compliance with guidance found at, which pertains to intellectual property restrictions (e.g., copyright and trademark, including the use of official emblems, insignia, names and slogans), warnings regarding use of images of identifiable personnel, appearance of endorsement, and related matters.