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EOD Airman responds to simulated UXO

A photo of an Airman pointing toward a UXO

Staff Sgt. James Hardcastle, right, 23d Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team leader, gestures toward a simulated unexploded ordnance during upgrade training for Staff Sgt. Trenton Broxterman, 23d CES EOD team member, Jan. 14, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Broxterman led a team to respond to a simulated UXO discovery and completed tasks to safely identify and dispose of the ordnance. This training scenario was one of many Broxterman must complete to become a team leader. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hayden Legg)

A photo of Airmen walking to the scene of a UXO

Airmen assigned to the 23d Civil Engineer Squadron walk to the site of a simulated unexploded ordnance during upgrade training Jan. 14, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Staff Sgt. Trenton Broxterman, 23d CES Explosive Ordnance Disposal team member, led a team to respond to a simulated UXO discovery and completed tasks to safely identify and dispose of the ordnance. This training scenario was one of many Broxterman must complete to become a team leader. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hayden Legg)

A photo of an Airman photographing a UXO

Staff Sgt. Trenton Broxterman, 23d Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team member, photographs a simulated unexploded ordnance during upgrade training Jan. 14, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Broxterman led a team to respond to a simulated UXO discovery and completed tasks to safely identify and dispose of the ordnance. This training scenario was one of many Broxterman must complete to become a team leader. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hayden Legg)

A photo of an Airman tying rope to a shovel

Staff Sgt. Trenton Broxterman, 23d Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team member, ties rope to a shovel during upgrade training Jan. 14, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Broxterman led a team to respond to a simulated unexploded ordnance discovery and completed tasks to safely identify and dispose of the ordnance. Broxterman used a shovel as leverage to remove the simulated UXO at the same angle as the angle of entry. This training scenario was one of many Broxterman must complete to become a team leader. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hayden Legg)

A photo of two Airmen at the scene of a UXO

Staff Sgt. Trenton Broxterman, right, 23d Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team member, surveys a simulated unexploded ordnance from a safe distance while Senior Airman Matt McCracken, 23d CES EOD team member, communicates with a team member in the response truck during upgrade training Jan. 14, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Broxterman led a team to respond to a simulated UXO discovery and completed tasks to safely identify and dispose of the ordnance. This training scenario was one of many Broxterman must complete to become a team leader. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hayden Legg)

A photo of an Airman choosing a tool from a kit

Staff Sgt. Trenton Broxterman, 23d Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team member, chooses a tool from his kit during upgrade training Jan. 14, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Broxterman led a team to respond to a simulated unexploded ordnance discovery and completed tasks to safely identify and dispose of the ordnance. This training scenario was one of many Broxterman must complete to become a team leader. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hayden Legg)

A photo of an Airman inspecting a UXO

Staff Sgt. Trenton Broxterman, 23d Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team member, inspects a simulated unexploded ordnance during upgrade training Jan. 14, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Broxterman led a team to respond to a simulated UXO discovery and completed tasks to safely identify and dispose of the ordnance. This training scenario was one of many Broxterman must complete to become a team leader. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hayden Legg)

A photo of an Airman giving a hand signal

Staff Sgt. Trenton Broxterman, 23d Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team member, signals to team members during upgrade training Jan. 14, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Broxterman led a team to respond to a simulated unexploded ordnance discovery and completed tasks to safely identify and dispose of the ordnance. This training scenario was one of many Broxterman must complete to become a team leader. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hayden Legg)

A photo of an Airman using a radio

Staff Sgt. Trenton Broxterman, 23d Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team member, uses a radio during upgrade training Jan. 14, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Broxterman led a team to respond to a simulated unexploded ordnance discovery and completed tasks to safely identify and dispose of the ordnance. This training scenario was one of many Broxterman must complete to become a team leader. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hayden Legg)

A photo of an Airman placing plastic explosive on a UXO
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Staff Sgt. Trenton Broxterman, 23d Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team member, places simulated C4 plastic explosive on a simulated unexploded ordnance Jan. 14, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Broxterman led a team to respond to a simulated UXO discovery and completed tasks to safely identify and dispose of the ordnance. This training scenario was one of many Broxterman must complete to become a team leader. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hayden Legg)

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