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Drawing of Improvements in Explosive Projectiles

Explosive experts at testing ground, Pittsburg Arsenal, G. Otis Smith, Clarence Hall, Capt. A. Desborough, Col. B.W. Dunn, H.M. Wilson, Victor Watteyne, John Cochrane

Photograph of Lt. Louis Zamperini, Former NCAA [National Collegiate Athletic Association] Miler and Olympic Team Member, Bombardier, on Lt. Russel A. Phillips' Plane, Examining 20 mm Japanese Explosive Shell Hole in the Side of Fuselage

Cinco de Mayo festival participants wave to US Navy (USN) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) diver US Navy (USN) Commander (CDR) Kevin McCarthy, inside a portable dive tank, during Navy Week Denver festivities. Navy Week - Denver is one of 20 such events, arranged by the Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO), planned for the year in cities throughout the US

A staff sergeant dons his oxygen breathing apparatus with the help of another airman. The airmen are members of the 7008th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the INTELSAT V spacecraft is enclosed in a protective shroud for transport from Hangar AO to the Explosive Safe Facility for final servicing and encapsulation. This is the first of a new series of INTELSAT spacecraft. The INTELSAT V is the largest and highest-capacity commercial communications satellite built to date. The 4,300-pound spacecraft is scheduled for launch on an Atlas Centaur rocket from Complex 36 no earlier than December 4. It will operate in geosynchronous orbit over the Atlantic Ocean. Photo Credit: NASA KSC-80P-0323

Two members from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team Two, Detachment 40 (EOD-2, Det 40) work from an inflatable raft while participating in exercise conducted by Mine Countermeasures Task Group 1-81 (MCMTG 1-81). The task group, consisting of navy units from seven NATO countries, was formed to increase their mine countermeasures capabilities

Two members from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team Two, Detachment 40 (EOD-2, Detachment 40) work from an inflatable raft while participating in exercises conducted by Mine Countermeasures Task Group 1-81 (MCMTG 1-81). The task group, consisting of navy units from seven NATO countries, was formed to increase their mine countermeasures capabilities

Divers from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team Two, Detachment 40 (EOD-2, Detachment 40) arm two Mark 77 mine-neutralization charges while aboard the amphibious transport dock USS NASHVILLE (LPD 13) during exercises conducted by Mine Countermeasures Task Group 1-81 (MCMTG 1-81). The task group, consisting of navy units from seven NATO countries, was formed to increase their mine countermeasures capabilities

Members from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team Two, Detachment 40 (EOD-2, Detachment 40) at work aboard the amphibious transport dock USS NASHVILLE (LPD 13) during exercises conducted by Mine Countermeasures Task Group 1-81 (MCMTG 1-81). The task group, consisting of navy units from seven NATO countries, was formed to increase their mine countermeasures capabilities

Members from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team Two, Detachment 40 (EOD-2, Detachment 40) at work aboard the amphibious transport dock USS NASHVILLE (LPD 13) during exercises conducted by Mine Countermeasures Task Group 1-81 (MCMTG 1-81). The task group, consisting of navy units from seven NATO countries, was formed to increase their mine countermeasures capabilities

Members from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team Two, Detachment 40 (EOD-2, Detachment 40) at work aboard the amphibious transport dock USS NASHVILLE (LPD 13) during exercises conducted by Mine Countermeasures Task Group 1-81 (MCMTG 1-81). The task group, consisting of navy units from seven NATO countries, was formed to increase their mine countermeasures capabilities

Members from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team Two, Detachment 40 (EOD-2, Detachment 40) at work from an inflatable raft while participating in exercises conducted by Mine Countermeasures Task Group 1-81 (MCMTG 1-81). The task group, consisting of navy units from seven NATO countries, was formed to increase their mine countermeasures capabilities

Divers from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team Two, Detachment 40 (EOD-2, Detachment 40) arm two Mark 77 mine-neutralization charges while aboard the amphibious transport dock USS NASHVILLE (LPD 13) during exercises conducted by Mine Countermeasures Task Group 1-81 (MCMTG 1-81). The task group, consisting of navy units from seven NATO countries, was formed to increase their mine countermeasures capabilities

Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team Detachment 21 (EOD Det. 21) discuss their mission during search and rescue (SAR) operations as they stand near the beached and over turned Filipino frigate RPS DATU KALANTIAW (PS-76). The ship was overtaken by Typhoon Clara

A port quarter view of the ammunition ship USS MOUNT HOOD (AE-29) as members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team Detachment 21 (EOD Det.-21) prepare to explode a charge on the hull of the beached and overturned Filipino frigate RPS DATU KALANTIAW (PS-76) during search and rescue (SAR) operations. The ship was overtaken by Typhoon Clara

Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team Detachment 21 (EOD Det. 21) prepare to explode a charge on the damaged hull of the Filipino frigate RPS DATU KALANTIAW (PS-76) as the ammunition ships USS MOUNT HOOD (AE-29), anchored in the background during search and rescue (SAR) operations. The frigate was overtaken by Typhoon Clara

Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team Detachment 21 (EOD Det 21) prepare to explode a charge on the damaged hull of the beached and overturned Filipino frigate RPS DATU KALANTIAW (PS-76) during search and rescue (SAR) operations. The frigate was overtaken by Typhoon Clara

CHIEF GUNNER's Mate G (Guns) (GMGC) Leroy Morehead, left, and LCDR Michael W. Steding wait with others for an all-clear signal from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team Detachment 21 (EOD Det. 21) members following detonation of an explosive charge during search and rescue (SAR) operations for the damaged Filipino frigate RPS D ATU KALANTIAW (PS-76). The frigate was overtaken by Typhoon Clara

Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team Detachment 21 (EOD Det 21) prepare to explode a charge on the hull of the beached and overturned Filipino frigate RPS DATU KALANTIAW (PS-76) during search and rescue (SAR) operations. The frigate was overtaken by Typhoon Clara

Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team Detachment 21 (EOD Det. 21) wait with their gear for transportation from the ammunition ship USS MOUNT HOOD (AE-29) to Calayan Island to participate in search and rescue (SAR) operations for the typhoon-damaged Filipino frigate RPS DATU KALANTIAW (PS-76)

Two Navy divers assist another out of the water at the completion of his dive to recover victims and wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

Navy divers inflate a rubber raft to be used in the location and recovery of victims and wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

Navy divers in scuba gear, operate from rubber rafts to locate and recover victims and wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

Navy divers carry a rubber raft on to the dive platform for use in the location and recovery of victims and wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

An overhead view of Navy divers trying to locate and recover victims and wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

Navy divers participate in the recovery of the victims and wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

SENIOR Navy divers use a schematic diagram of a Boeing 737 to help in the recovery of the tail section from Flight 90, the Air Florida aircraft that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

A port bow view of a utility landing craft being used by Navy divers in an operation to recover victims and wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

Navy divers carry a rubber raft down to the river bank for use in the location and recovery of victims and wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

Navy divers operate from rubber rafts to recover victims and wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

Two Navy divers wearing Mark 12 dive gear prepare to enter the icy water to recover victims and wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

Navy divers watch as a crane lifts a load of wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

Petroleum jelly is applied to a diver's face to protect him from fuel oil and freezing temperatures during the operation to recover victims and wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

Navy dive team assistants carry oxygen tank hose onto a platform during the operation to recover victims and wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

A starboard beam view of mechanized landing craft 8379 (LCM-8379) during the diving operation to recover victims and wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

A Navy diver wearing Mark 12 dive gear prepares to enter the icy water to recover victims and wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

Policemen assist the Navy dive team in carrying a piece of wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street), up onto the river bank. The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

A Navy diver is assisted from a platform as he enters the water to recover victims and wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

Two Navy divers prepare an oxygen tank prior to making a dive to recover victims and wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

A Navy diver in scuba gear (minus mask) participates in the operation to recover victims and wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

Navy divers stand in line for a hot meal served by the American Red Cross, as they take a break from recovery operations for the victims and wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

A Navy dive team navigates a rubber raft through the icy water searching for victims and wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

A Navy dive team prepares to depart the platform in a rubber raft, to locate to victims and wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

A Navy diver in scuba gear is assisted into a rubber raft before using it to locate to victims and wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

A Navy diver is assisted at the completion of his dive where he attempted to recover victims and wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

Navy divers participate in the recovery of the victims and wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

Overhead view of Navy divers operating from a platform to recover victims and wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

Navy CHIEF Radioman Ron Campbell, wearing Mark 12 dive gear, enters the icy water for a dive to recover victims and wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

Navy divers turn over a rubber raft to be used in the recovery of the victims and wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

A view from the river of recovery operations for Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

Navy divers participate in the recovery of the victims and wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland, and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

Two Navy divers in scuba gear stand in a rubber raft, before using it to locate to victims and wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

Navy divers stand on the river bank in sub-zero temperatures during the operation to recover victims and wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

A view of the icy river as Navy divers operate from the bank to recover victims and wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

A Navy diver is assisted in removing his Mark 12 gear at the completion of his dive to recover victims and wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

Navy divers load a recovered piece of the landing gear from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

A Navy diver prepares to attach a crane hook to a load of wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

Navy divers operate from a rubber raft to recover wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

An overhead view of Navy divers trying to locate and recover victims and wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

A Navy diver wearing Mark 12 dive gear prepares to enter the icy water to recover victims and wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

A Navy diver is assisted in removing his Mark 12 gear at the completion of his dive to recover victims and wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

Petroleum jelly is applied to a diver's face to protect him from fuel oil and freezing temperatures during the operation to recover victims and wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

GM1 Grant Williams lays out scuba tanks on the bank of the river in preparation for the day's diving operation to recover victims and wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

A Navy diver's assistant helps to keep slack in oxygen line being used by a diver during the recovery of the victims and wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

Royal Thai navy ENS Chao (left) translates a training lecture given by Hull Maintenance Technician 1ST Class (HT1) Mike Scott, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group One, into Thai during Exercise Cobra Gold '82

Royal Thai navy ENS Chao (left) translates a training lecture given by Hull Maintenance Technician 1ST Class (HT1) Mike Scott, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group One, into Thai during Exercise Cobra Gold '82

With the help of a fishing boat winch and villagers, an actuation mine is hoisted into the rubber raft that the Explosive Ordnance Team arrived in during Exercise Cobra Gold '82

Royal Thai navy divers assist Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group One, Detachment Subic Officer in Charge, LCDR Ed Kittel with his diving equipment during Exercise Cobra Gold '82

LCPL Jeff Bucci, 2nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Platoon, uses a metal detector to check for mines on the beach. Bucci is one of the Marines assigned to Lebanon as part of a multinational peacekeeping force after a confrontation between Israeli forces and the Palestine Liberation Organization

Navy divers participate in the recovery of the victims and wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Md., Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Va. (Exact date shot unknown)

A remote control bomb disposal robot built by a European firm reaches through the window of a vehicle to pick up a "bomb" while being evaluated by the 7004th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight. The robot is equipped with three TV cameras, a shotgun, and has the ability to destroy explosives

A remote control bomb disposal robot built by a European firm reaches through the window of a vehicle to pick up a "bomb" while being evaluated by the 7004th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight. The robot is equipped with three TV cameras, a shotgun, and has the ability to destroy explosives

STAFF Sergeant Andy Susan, a member of the 7004th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight, operates a remote control bomb disposal robot built by a Euorpean firm. The robot, being evaluated by the Air Force, is equipped with three TV cameras, a shotgun, and has the ability to destroy explosives

Organizational emblem for: 7005th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight

Explosive ordnance disposal personnel practice ordnance recovery using colored smoke canisters during Exercise THUNDERHOG V. The soldier in the foreground is armed with an M60 machine gun

Members of the 519th Military Police Battalion, armed with.45-caliber pistols, assault the cottage at Burma Lake to rescue the "hostages" during Exercise ORBIT SUNSET. This exercise is designed to test the base special threat operations plan (SPECTO) and the counterterrorism readiness of the 519th Military Police Battalion and the 144th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit. (Substandard image)

Terrorist release a "hostage" captured during their seizure of a cottage and its occupants at Burma Lake during Exercise ORBIT SUNSET. This exercise is designed to test the base's Special Threat Operations Plan (SPECTO) and the readiness of the 519th Military Police Battalion and the 144th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit

One of the "hostages" captured at Burma Lake is being held at gunpoint by a "terrorist" during exercise Orbit Sunset. The Exercise is designed to test the base special threat operations plan (SPECTO) and the counter terrorism readiness of the 519th Military Police Battalion and the 144th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit

A van assigned to the 144th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit stands by in support of the 519th Military Police Battalion during Exercise ORBIT SUNSET, designed to test the base conterterrorism plan (SPECTO). The exercise will test readiness and reaction to a staged car bomb threat at the consolidated mess hall and a hostage situation

Hostages are bound and restrained by "terrorists," during the staged seizure of Burma Lake during Exercise ORBIT SUNSET. This exercise is designed to test the base special threat operations plan (SPECTO) and the counterterrorism readiness of the 519th Military Police Battalion and the 144th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit

A member of the counterterrorism team applies first aid to a victim "wounded" by gunfire during a "terrorists" attack at Burma Lake. This action, staged during Exercise ORBIT SUNSET, is designed to test the base special threat operations plan (SPECTO) and the readiness of the 519th Military Police Battalion and the 144th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit

One of the "terrorists," armed with a pistol, surveys the field surrounding Burma Lake as he guards one of the "hostages" captured during Exercise ORBIT SUNSET. This exercise is designed to test the base special threat operations plan (SPECTO) and the readiness of the 519th Military Police Battalion and the 144th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit

Hostages are fed under guard by "terrorists," while being held in a cottage at Burma Lake during Exercise ORBIT SUNSET. This exercise is designed to test the base special threat operations plan (SPECTO) and the counterterrorism readiness of the 519th Military Police Battalion and the 144th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit. (Substandard image)

Members of the 519th Military Police Battalion attend to those "wounded" by gunfire during a "terrorists" invasion of Burma Lake. This action, staged during Exercise ORBIT SUNSET, is designed to test the base special threat operations plan (SPECTO) and the readiness of the 519th Military Police Battalion and the 144th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit. (Substandard image)

The Medal of Honor Library is one of the many buidings on base involved in Exercise ORBIT SUNSET. This exercise is designed to test the base's Special Threat Operations Plan (SPECTO) and the counterterrorism readiness of the 519th Military Police Battalion and the 144th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit

Members of the 519th Military Police Battalion assault the cottage at Burma Lake to rescue "hostages" captured by "terrorist" during Exercise ORBIT SUNSET. This exercise is designed to test the base's Special Threat Operations Plan (SPECTO) and the readiness of the 519th Military Police Battalion and the 144th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit

A member of the 708th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Detachment checks an unexploded bomb

Explosive ordnance disposal divers prepare their equipment aboard a rented work boat as they participate in the mine countermeasures Operation INTENSE LOOK

Explosive ordnance disposal divers, aboard a rubber raft, are assisted by divers aboard a work boat, as they participate in the mine countermeasures Operation INTENSE LOOK

Explosive ordnance disposal divers, aboard a rubber raft, prepare for a dive during the mine countermeasures Operation INTENSE LOOK

Explosive ordnance disposal divers, aboard a rubber raft, prepare for a dive during the mine countermeasures Operation INTENSE LOOK. Visible in the background is an off-shore oil drilling platform

An armored bulldozer operated by the 7007th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight clears debris and unexploded ordnance from the runway after a simulated air attack during Exercise SALTY DEMO'85. SALTY DEMO'85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

An armored bulldozer operated by the 7007th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight clears debris and unexploded ordnance from the runway after a simulated air attack during Exercise SALTY DEMO'85. SALTY DEMO'85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

An armored bulldozer operated by the 7007th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight clears debris and unexploded ordnance from the runway after a simulated air attack during Exercise SALTY DEMO '85. SALTY DEMO '85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

A view of a car that was demolished by a small explosive charge placed by members of a 435th Explosive Ordnance Disposal team. The car, parked outside the 435th Tactical Airlift Wing passenger terminal, was suspected of being a car bomb. After further investigation, it was determined that the car did not contain a bomb

A view of a car that was demolished by a small explosive charge placed by members of a 435th Explosive Ordnance Disposal team. The car, parked outside the 435th Tactical Airlift Wing passenger terminal, was suspected of being a car bomb. After further investigation, it was determined that the car did not contain a bomb

Colonel (COL) Thomas O. Hansen, commander, 435th Combat Support Group, coordinates efforts by a 435th Explosive Ordnance Disposal team to defuse a suspected car bomb outside the Military Airlift Command passenger terminal. After further investigation, it was determined that the car did not contain a bomb

A view of damage to the 435th Tactical Airlift Wing terminal, caused by a small explosive charge detonated under suspected car bomb by members of a 435th Explosive Ordnance Disposal team. After further investigation, it was determined that the car did not contain a bomb

Military personnel stand by near a car that was demolished by a small explosive charge placed by members of a 435th Explosive Ordnance Disposal team. The car, parked outside the 435th Tactical Airlift Wing passenger terminal, was suspected of being a car bomb. After further investigation, it was determined that the car did not contain a bomb