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EOD conducts Threat Assessment Training Couse

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Tech. Sgt. Shane Bigham, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team leader, assists Staff Sgt. Jackson Judge, EOD team member, with a bomb suit during a routine training course at Aviano Air Base, Italy, July, 23, 2021. The course can be tailored to focus on improving the individual’s effectiveness, ensuring the safety of their team and that of the general public. The course focuses on ‘Threat Assessment,’ which is separated into theory and practical lessons of instruction. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Blair)

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Tron Le, explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team member, Staff Sgt. Jackson Judge, EOD team member and Brian Calder, an Explosive and Electronic Technical Solutions team member discuss the robots success in disarming the threat during a routine training course at Aviano Air Base, Italy, July 23, 2021. This threat assessment training incorporated Italian Carabinieri counterparts with the intent to sustain and improve relations and interoperability with host nation partners. The remaining time is dedicated to a series of practical exercises where each operator will be presented with a realistic scenario from current threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Blair)

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Explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team members discuss the robots approach to the scene during a routine threat assessment training course at Aviano Air Base, Italy, July, 23, 2021. EOD responds in teams of three to four members to assess and properly dispose of improvised explosive devices (IED) in scenarios that range from normal suspect packages, under vehicle IEDs, and mail bombs. The remaining time is dedicated to a series of practical exercises where each operator is presented with a realistic scenario from current threats. A verbal assessment of performance is delivered after each evolution. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Blair)

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An explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) robot approaches a suspicious vehicle during a routine threat assessment training course at Aviano Air Base, Italy, July, 23, 2021. This threat assessment training course provides the EOD technician with a logic-based methodology for assessing suspect packages and improvised explosive device scenarios and determining the best courses of action throughout the operation. These response teams typically consist of three to four team members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Blair)

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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Tyler Aldridge, explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) operations and training section chief and an Italian Carabinieri Corps EOD technician discuss the threat assessment training at Aviano Air Base, Italy, July, 23, 2021. This threat assessment training incorporated Italian Carabinieri Corps counterparts with the intent to sustain and improve relations and interoperability with host nation partners. Additionally, the course provides the EOD technicians with a logic-based methodology for assessing suspect packages and improvised explosive device scenarios and determining the best courses of action throughout the operation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Blair)

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Tron Le, explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team member prepares an EOD robot to inspect a suspicious vehicle during a routine training course at Aviano Air Base, Italy, July, 23, 2021. The threat assessment training course provides the EOD technicians with a logic-based methodology for assessing suspect packages and improvised explosive device scenarios and determining the best courses of action throughout the operation. These response teams typically consist of three to four team members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Blair)

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Tech. Sgt. Shane Bigham, explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team leader releases an EOD robot from the EOD response vehicle during a routine training course at Aviano Air Base, Italy, July, 23, 2021. The threat assessment training course provides the EOD technician with a logic-based methodology for assessing suspect packages and improvised explosive device scenarios and determining the best courses of action throughout the operation. The course can be used as an annual refresher, continuation training or for the operator who wants to maintain a fresh skill set. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Blair)

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Brian Calder, an Explosive and Electronic Technical Solutions team member (right), and Staff Sgt. Jackson Judge, explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team member (left), discuss the scene during a routine training course at Aviano Air Base, Italy, July, 23, 2021. The threat assessment training incorporated Italian Carabinieri Corps counterparts with the intent to sustain and improve relations and interoperability with host nation partners, as directed by United States European Command and Secretary of the Air Force priorities. The training course can be used as an annual refresher, continuation training or for the operator who wants to maintain a fresh skill set. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Blair)

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Tech. Sgt. Shane Bigham, explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team leader (left), and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Tron Le, EOD team member (right), prepare a truck to release an EOD robot during a routine training course at Aviano Air Base, Italy, July, 23, 2021. The threat assessment training course provides EOD technicians with a logic-based methodology for assessing suspect packages and improvised explosive device scenarios and determining the best courses of action throughout the operation. These response teams typically consist of three to four team members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Blair)

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