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Citizen Reserve Airman from the 307th Civil Engineering Squadron evaluate an improvised explosive device using video during a training exercise at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 10, 2018. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal specialists deploy a remote controlled robot that sends real-time imagery to them from a safe distance. With that information, the best course of action can be determined. (U.S. Air Force photo by Technical Sgt. Cody Burt/Released)

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An Explosive Ordnance Disposal specialist with the 307th Civil Engineering Squadron slowly removes dirt to expose wires from a simulated improvised explosive device during a training exercise at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 10, 2018. Exposing IED wires allows EOD specialists to secure the wires and detonate or disarm the IED from a safe distance. The 307th CES is comprised of Citizen Reserve Airman. The routine training is designed to hone skills necessary for the Airmen to be proficient. (U.S. Air Force photo by Technical Sgt. Cody Burt/Released)

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An Explosive Ordnance Disposal specialist with the 307th Civil Engineering Squadron pulls on a cord to try and safely disarm a mock Improvised Explosive Device during an exercise at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., February 10, 2018. The hook at the end of the cord was placed around the wires of the IED allowing the Reserve Citizen Airman to simulate safe detonation. The routine training allows 307th EOD specialists to maintain and sharpen skills necessary to be proficient in their career fields. (U.S. Air Force photo by Technical Sgt. Cody Burt/Released)

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE,La. --