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  • Heavy Weapons Qualification

    Security Forces members qualified on the M249 light machine gun, while the EOD Flight qualified on the M320A1 grenade launcher. The heavy weapons qualification enhances our Airmen’s capabilities of base defense, rapid responses, wartime operations, and deterrence against adversaries.

  • HABU Exercise: Training EOD Technicians

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dawson Hindman, 35th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight training noncommissioned officer in charge, speaks on the purpose of the HABU Exercise and its importance to training future EOD technicians at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 25, 2024.

  • Explosive Readiness: Cold Weather Training Ensures EOD Preparedness

    If an EOD technician performs at a level less than perfect, it can result in dire consequences. The importance of training cannot be stressed enough due to the unforgiving nature of the field. 35th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) EOD flight members recently hosted the HABU Exercise with EOD

  • Destroying explosives, improving interoperability

    The 18th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight disposed of 930 unserviceable grenades with the help of Marines and Japan Air Self-Defense Force counterparts. Fostering bilateral relationships between U.S. EOD technicians and JASDF counterparts ensures increased interoperability.

  • EOD hosts IED training

    The 18th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight conducted a training event to hone their skills in responding to wartime Improvised Explosive Devices at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 26-27, 2021. The exercise simulated a deployed jungle environment, with an emphasis on conducting