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Tyndall EOD unit detonates expired munitions on Maxwell

Tyndall EOD unit detonates expired munitions on Maxwell

A warning sign informs the public that beyond this point is a controlled area, March 8, 2018, on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. The northwest section of March Road was temporarily shut down for the detonation of expired explosives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Charles Welty)

Tyndall EOD unit detonates expired munitions on Maxwell

Airmen from the 325th Civil Engineers Squadron Explosive Ordinance Disposal unit park their vehicle a safe distance away from where they just placed a number of expired explosives for detonation, March 8, 2018, on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. In order to safely dispose of these explosives they broke them up into three separate detonations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Charles Welty)

Tyndall EOD unit detonates expired munitions on Maxwell

Airmen from the 325th Civil Engineers Squadron Explosive Ordinance Disposal unit out of Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, look over their gear before safely detonating the expired explosives, March 8, 2018, on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Charles Welty)

Tyndall EOD unit detonates expired munitions on Maxwell

Lt. Col. John Zohn, 42nd Operations Support Squadron commander, shouts “Fire in the hole!” as Steve Washington, munitions specialist, watches on, March 8, 2018, on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Zohn was given the opportunity to detonate the final batch of expired explosives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Charles Welty)

Tyndall EOD unit detonates expired munitions on Maxwell

Expired munitions detonate, March 8, 2018, on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Charles Welty)

Tyndall EOD unit detonates expired munitions on Maxwell

Expired explosives leave debris in the air after they are detonated, March 8, 2018, on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. The same site was used to detonate another group of expired explosives about a year ago. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Charles Welty)

Tyndall EOD unit detonates expired munitions on Maxwell

Staff Sgt. Sean Standley, 325th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordinance Disposal, left, and Raymond Klinger, 42nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, examine the site where they had previously detonated expired munitions, March 8, 2018, on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Charles Welty)

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