On Monday, CJ over at A Soldiers’ Perspective wrote a great piece, IED Rollup #15, about numerous weapons caches siezed over the last week! He posits that these seizures equate to somewhere in the neighborhood of the 530 or so IEDs found, translating conservatively into about 3,710 lives saved! This AF.mil article has a great photo I thought would compliment CJ’s post:
Airmen with the 447th Civil Engineer Squadron’s explosive ordnance disposal team explore a munitions bunker in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Feb. 20, 2006. The bunker was discovered after a previous detonation scorched the earth, revealing the entrance to a larger weapons cache.
Whenever I had the opportunity to meet anyone in EOD, I was always impressed and in awe. That is a job for steady nerves, lots of guts, and serious commitment!
Everyone in EOD: I and my family thank you for being there!TAGS: Fix4RSO, Milblog, Military, USAF, Commitment, IED, EOD, GWOT