Air Force EOD: Explosive Ordnance Disposal

Air Force EOD what’s up everyone? General discharge here. Today’s video is going to be discussing United States Air Force’s explosives ordinance disposal technicians. Air Force EOD is one of the four different branches of EOD and are experts who identify, render safe, and dispose of explosive threats around the world. We’re going to go over what they do, their capabilities, training requirements, and much more.

If you want the down and dirty on Air Force EOD, sit back, relax, and enjoy the video.

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As you can see, Air Force EOD has a lot on their hands. These technicians are experts in their field and work in a multitude of areas. They can be attached to a variety of units ranging from conventional ones to special operations forces, civilian law enforcement, and even the secret Service. Their knowledge and skills are needed in a lot of different areas, so it’s no surprise that they enable a lot of different entities out there, despite how high speed they are. It’s important for you to know that Air Force EOD is not a part of Air Force special warfare.

Like special recon, pjs and ccts are. They are considered conventional. They just have the opportunity to support and embed in soft units. If you watched our Navy EOD video, you probably noticed that the Air Force’s EOD badge looks very similar. In fact, it’s identical.

The EOD badge, which is also referred to as the Crab, is the only occupational badge awarded to all four services who use it. There’s three different versions of it depending on seniority and expertise. Here are the other two. So now you have an idea of what Air Force EOD is and does. We’re about to move on to the training and requirements for this career field.

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If you want to have a career in Air Force EOD, you’re going to have to go enlist it, which has an Air Force specialty code of this. While you have the opportunity to work in the EOD field as an officer in the Air Force, it’s not your main job. In order to even have the chance to work in EOD as an officer, you need to be a civil engineer officer. However, once you get into EOD, you’re not an air Force EOD officer. You’re an EOD qualified civil engineer officer.

You’ll be a civil engineer officer first. You just have the EOD qualification under your belt, too. While you’ll still go through the same initial EOD training as your enlisted counterparts, EOD will not be your sole focus like it will be for enlisted, and it won’t really be hands on, either. And on top of that all, to even qualify for a civil engineer officer position, you’ll need a bachelor’s degree in some sort of engineering field. So, yeah, keep that in mind.

If you’re interested in the Air Force and you want to be an officer in EOD, okay, let’s move on to the Air Force EOD pipeline. In order to become an Air Force EOD technician, you’ll need to do the following. Air Force basic military training. BMT, eight weeks. Air Force EOD preliminary course six weeks EOD school, eight months the EOD preliminary course prepares candidates for the rigors ahead at EOD school, introducing core EOD concepts, emphasizing teamwork, and assesses their ability to operate under pressure.

There will be physically intensive events, such as small unit tactical movements, rucking, and lots of PT. The academics are also tough, too, which makes sense because EOD school is academically intense. The EOD school is held at the Navy’s EOD school, which is a joint school where every EOD branch goes to. These are the subjects you learn at EOD school. Pause the screen to take a longer look.

Like we said, the academics will be challenging, and most candidates are rolled back at least once due to failing tests. It’s no joke. So you know what schools you’ll have to go through to become an Air Force EOD tech. But what are the requirements? These are the requirements to become an air Force EOD tech.

Pause the screen to take a longer look. If you took the time to look at them, you’ll notice you have to take the past, which stands for physical ability and stamina. Test. The air Force EOD passed does not include the water portion of the test. The minimums for the Air Force EOD passed are these.

That’s the minimums, though shoot for much higher to get a contract and have a higher chance of success in training. Want to know what the Air Force EOD doesn’t do underwater explosives. Want to know who does? The Navy EOD. We did a video on Navy EOD, so if you want the scoop on that, make sure to go check that out.

The link is in the description. If you want some first hand experience of the career field, one’s ready and how to be a PJ have interviewed Air Force EOD techs, so make sure to go check their videos out. The links are in the description. Well, that is the down and dirty of us Air Force EOD. If you learned something from this video, make sure to give us a like and subscribe to our channel.

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