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The 140th EOD maintains proficiency

An ammunition box containing explosives is ready for detonation June 23, 2016, at the Airburst Range on Fort Carson, Colo. The 140th Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit practiced their craft at the range, using a 40-pound shape charge, C-4 explosives and detonating cord in order to maintain proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke W. Nowakowski/Released)

An ammunition box containing explosives is ready for detonation June 23, 2016, at the Airburst Range on Fort Carson, Colo. The 140th Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit practiced their craft at the range, using a 40-pound shape charge, C-4 explosives and detonating cord in order to maintain proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke W. Nowakowski/Released)

Staff Sgt. Robert Rich, 140th Explosive Ordnance Disposal operator, prepares a 40-pound shape charge to be detonated June 23, 2016, at the Airburst Range on Fort Carson, Colo. Many of the munitions the 140th EOD use are left over from decades of munitions manufacturing. The 40-pound shape charge was manufactured in April of 1953. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke W. Nowakowski/Released)

Staff Sgt. Robert Rich, 140th Explosive Ordnance Disposal operator, prepares a 40-pound shape charge to be detonated June 23, 2016, at the Airburst Range on Fort Carson, Colo. Many of the munitions the 140th EOD use are left over from decades of munitions manufacturing. The 40-pound shape charge was manufactured in April of 1953. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke W. Nowakowski/Released)

A vehicle in the blast pit is used to measure the combined explosive power of C-4, a 40-pound shape charge and detonation cord June 23, 2016, at the Airburst Range on Fort Carson, Colo. 140th Explosive Ordnance Disposal operators placed C-4 on the engine block, a 40-pound shape charge in a crater underneath the vehicle and taped detonation cord to the top of the vehicle to see the effects of each. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke W. Nowakowski/Released)

A vehicle in the blast pit is used to measure the combined explosive power of C-4, a 40-pound shape charge and detonation cord June 23, 2016, at the Airburst Range on Fort Carson, Colo. 140th Explosive Ordnance Disposal operators placed C-4 on the engine block, a 40-pound shape charge in a crater underneath the vehicle and taped detonation cord to the top of the vehicle to see the effects of each. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke W. Nowakowski/Released)

(left) Staff Sgt. Robert Rich, 140th Explosive Ordnance Disposal operator, prepares detonation cord with Airman 1st Class Thomas Benedict, 140th EOD operator, June 23, 2016, at the Airburst Range on Fort Carson, Colo. The two operators worked together to prepare three different explosive charges to see the effects and maintain proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke W. Nowakowski/Released)

(left) Staff Sgt. Robert Rich, 140th Explosive Ordnance Disposal operator, prepares detonation cord with Airman 1st Class Thomas Benedict, 140th EOD operator, June 23, 2016, at the Airburst Range on Fort Carson, Colo. The two operators worked together to prepare three different explosive charges to see the effects and maintain proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke W. Nowakowski/Released)

(front) Airman 1st Class Thomas Benedict, 140th Explosive Ordnance Disposal operator, connects three charges together in order to conduct a simultaneous blast June 23, 2016, at the Airburst Range on Fort Carson, Colo. Fuse line was run from three different explosive charges and connected at one location in order to conduct a combined detonation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke W. Nowakowski/Released)

(front) Airman 1st Class Thomas Benedict, 140th Explosive Ordnance Disposal operator, connects three charges together in order to conduct a simultaneous blast June 23, 2016, at the Airburst Range on Fort Carson, Colo. Fuse line was run from three different explosive charges and connected at one location in order to conduct a combined detonation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke W. Nowakowski/Released)

Detonation of three charges by 140th Explosives Ordnance Disposal results in a huge fireball June 23, 2016, at the Airburst Range on Fort Carson, Colo. The detonation shook the ground for hundreds of feet and could be heard miles away. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke W. Nowakowski/Released)

Detonation of three charges by 140th Explosives Ordnance Disposal results in a huge fireball June 23, 2016, at the Airburst Range on Fort Carson, Colo. The detonation shook the ground for hundreds of feet and could be heard miles away. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke W. Nowakowski/Released)

Very little remains of an engine block, which had two C-4 charges stacked on top of it for explosives testing by 140th Explosives Ordnance Disposal June 23, 2016, at the Airburst Range on Fort Carson, Colo. The twisted metal now thrown outside the blast pit shows little resemblance to the car it once was. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke W. Nowakowski/Released)

Very little remains of an engine block, which had two C-4 charges stacked on top of it for explosives testing by 140th Explosives Ordnance Disposal June 23, 2016, at the Airburst Range on Fort Carson, Colo. The twisted metal now thrown outside the blast pit shows little resemblance to the car it once was. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke W. Nowakowski/Released)

The remnants of a vehicle used for ordnance testing by 140th Explosives Ordnance Disposal lies 50 feet outside the blast pit June 23, 2016, at the Airburst Range on Fort Carson, Colo. The vehicle had been turned into a pile of twisted metal by a controlled explosion. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke W. Nowakowski/Released)

The remnants of a vehicle used for ordnance testing by 140th Explosives Ordnance Disposal lies 50 feet outside the blast pit June 23, 2016, at the Airburst Range on Fort Carson, Colo. The vehicle had been turned into a pile of twisted metal by a controlled explosion. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke W. Nowakowski/Released)

Airman 1st Class Thomas Benedict, 140th Explosive Ordnance Disposal operator, stands in front the empty blast pit which is now void of the vehicle June 23, 2016, at the Airburst Range on Fort Carson, Colo. The blast had picked up the vehicle and thrown it 50 feet on the other side of the blast pit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke W. Nowakowski/Released)

Airman 1st Class Thomas Benedict, 140th Explosive Ordnance Disposal operator, stands in front the empty blast pit which is now void of the vehicle June 23, 2016, at the Airburst Range on Fort Carson, Colo. The blast had picked up the vehicle and thrown it 50 feet on the other side of the blast pit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke W. Nowakowski/Released)

Airman 1st Class Thomas Benedict, 140th Explosive Ordnance Disposal operator, places a fuse inside a 40-pound shape charge June 23, 2016, at the Airburst Range on Fort Carson, Colo. One use for the 40-pound shape charge is to create craters in the ground that can be used as fighting positions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke W. Nowakowski/Released)
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Airman 1st Class Thomas Benedict, 140th Explosive Ordnance Disposal operator, places a fuse inside a 40-pound shape charge June 23, 2016, at the Airburst Range on Fort Carson, Colo. One use for the 40-pound shape charge is to create craters in the ground that can be used as fighting positions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke W. Nowakowski/Released)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- An ammunition box containing explosives is ready for detonation June 23, 2016, at the Airburst Range on Fort Carson, Colo. The 140th Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit practiced their craft at the range, using a 40-pound shape charge, C-4 explosives and detonating cord in order to maintain proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke W. Nowakowski/Released)
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