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EOD, SFS join forces for maximum base defense

Staff Sgt. Tyler McConnell, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight member, activates a shotgun round on a robot during a base defense exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 3, 2021. The exercise was designed to test the 31st Fighter Wing’s ability to respond to a variety of potential threats, protect and generate combat airpower, and defend the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elijah M. Dority)

Staff Sgt. Tyler McConnell, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight member, activates a shotgun round on a robot during a base defense exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 3, 2021. The exercise was designed to test the 31st Fighter Wing’s ability to respond to a variety of potential threats, protect and generate combat airpower, and defend the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elijah M. Dority)

Staff Sgt. Tyler McConnell, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight member, communicates on a radio during a base defense exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 3, 2021. The exercise was designed to test the 31st Fighter Wing’s ability to respond to a variety of potential threats, protect and generate combat airpower, and defend the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elijah M. Dority)

Staff Sgt. Tyler McConnell, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight member, communicates on a radio during a base defense exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 3, 2021. The exercise was designed to test the 31st Fighter Wing’s ability to respond to a variety of potential threats, protect and generate combat airpower, and defend the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elijah M. Dority)

Airmen assigned to the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight send a robot to a suspicious vehicle during a base defense exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 3, 2021. The exercise was designed to test the 31st Fighter Wing’s ability to respond to a variety of potential threats, protect and generate combat airpower, and defend the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elijah M. Dority)

Airmen assigned to the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight send a robot to a suspicious vehicle during a base defense exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 3, 2021. The exercise was designed to test the 31st Fighter Wing’s ability to respond to a variety of potential threats, protect and generate combat airpower, and defend the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elijah M. Dority)

Staff Sgt. Tyler McConnell, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight member, prepares a robot during a base defense exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 3, 2021. The exercise was designed to test the 31st Fighter Wing’s ability to respond to a variety of potential threats, protect and generate combat airpower, and defend the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elijah M. Dority)

Staff Sgt. Tyler McConnell, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight member, prepares a robot during a base defense exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 3, 2021. The exercise was designed to test the 31st Fighter Wing’s ability to respond to a variety of potential threats, protect and generate combat airpower, and defend the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elijah M. Dority)

Senior Airman Lemuel Pachicom, 31st Security Forces Squadron response force leader inspects a suspicious vehicle during a base defense exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 3, 2021. The exercise was designed to test the 31st Fighter Wing’s ability to respond to a variety of potential threats, protect and generate combat airpower, and defend the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elijah M. Dority)

Senior Airman Lemuel Pachicom, 31st Security Forces Squadron response force leader inspects a suspicious vehicle during a base defense exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 3, 2021. The exercise was designed to test the 31st Fighter Wing’s ability to respond to a variety of potential threats, protect and generate combat airpower, and defend the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elijah M. Dority)

Staff Sgt. Tyler McConnell, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight member, inspects a suspicious vehicle through the lens of a robot during a base defense exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 3, 2021. The exercise was designed to test the 31st Fighter Wing’s ability to respond to a variety of potential threats, protect and generate combat airpower, and defend the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elijah M. Dority)

Staff Sgt. Tyler McConnell, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight member, inspects a suspicious vehicle through the lens of a robot during a base defense exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 3, 2021. The exercise was designed to test the 31st Fighter Wing’s ability to respond to a variety of potential threats, protect and generate combat airpower, and defend the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elijah M. Dority)

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -- Staff Sgt. Tyler McConnell, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight member, activates a shotgun round on a robot during a base defense exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 3, 2021. The exercise was designed to test the 31st Fighter Wing’s ability to respond to a variety of potential threats, protect and generate combat airpower, and defend the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elijah M. Dority)