Fire in the Hole: Allied EOD Technicians Team to Train

CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (Sept. 17, 2012) - Explosive ordnance disposal technicians, U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Wiltz and French Air Force Staff Sergeant Ghierry Haugebout, arrange ammunition and explosives for demolition Sept. 17, 2012, at a Djiboutian demolition range. The three-day partner training allowed U.S. and French service members to share ordnance disposal best practices - a first-time for Haugebout. "Today  †was an excellent experience because  †we can see and [learn] the differences between French and American EODs, learning different techniques," said Haugebout. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Christopher Ruano) CJTF-HOA Photo CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (Sept. 17, 2012) - Explosive ordnance disposal technicians, U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Wiltz and French Air Force Staff Sergeant Ghierry Haugebout, arrange ammunition and explosives for demolition Sept. 17, 2012, at a Djiboutian demolition range. The three-day partner training allowed U.S. and French service members to share ordnance disposal best practices - a first-time for Haugebout. "Today †was an excellent experience because †we can see and [learn] the differences between French and American EODs, learning different techniques," said Haugebout. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Christopher Ruano)
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (Sept. 17, 2012) - A detailed image of explosive ordnance disposal technicians, U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Wiltz and French Air Force Staff Sergeant Ghierry Haugebout, arranging ammunition and explosives for demolition Sept. 17, 2012,  at a Djibouti demolition range.  The three-day partner training allowed U.S. and French service members to share ordnance disposal best practices. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Christopher Ruano) CJTF-HOA Photo CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (Sept. 17, 2012) - A detailed image of explosive ordnance disposal technicians, U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Wiltz and French Air Force Staff Sergeant Ghierry Haugebout, arranging ammunition and explosives for demolition Sept. 17, 2012, at a Djibouti demolition range. The three-day partner training allowed U.S. and French service members to share ordnance disposal best practices. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Christopher Ruano)
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (Sept. 17, 2012) - An assortment of explosives creates a mushroom cloud during a U.S. Navy and French Air Force explosive ordnance disposal partner effort to share best practices Sept. 17, 2012, at a Djiboutian demolition range. The allied service members worked together to dispose of more than 100 pounds of ordinance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Christopher Ruano) CJTF-HOA Photo CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (Sept. 17, 2012) - An assortment of explosives creates a mushroom cloud during a U.S. Navy and French Air Force explosive ordnance disposal partner effort to share best practices Sept. 17, 2012, at a Djiboutian demolition range. The allied service members worked together to dispose of more than 100 pounds of ordinance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Christopher Ruano)
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (Sept. 17, 2012) - U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jerry Eagle, explosive ordnance disposal demolitions operations supervisor, radios the Joint Operations Center to ensure the detonation area is clear before an ordnance detonation Sept. 17, 2012, at a Djiboutian demolition range.  The three-day partner training allowed U.S. and French service members to share ordnance disposal best practices. "We do many joint operations together," said Eagle. "A lot of the French EODs have worked with our forces in Afghanistan. So, a lot of the tools and techniques we use are the same out here." (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Christopher Ruano) CJTF-HOA Photo CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (Sept. 17, 2012) - U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jerry Eagle, explosive ordnance disposal demolitions operations supervisor, radios the Joint Operations Center to ensure the detonation area is clear before an ordnance detonation Sept. 17, 2012, at a Djiboutian demolition range. The three-day partner training allowed U.S. and French service members to share ordnance disposal best practices. "We do many joint operations together," said Eagle. "A lot of the French EODs have worked with our forces in Afghanistan. So, a lot of the tools and techniques we use are the same out here." (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Christopher Ruano)

Photo essay by U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Christopher Ruano.

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