Air Force undergoes explosive training in Miami

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Members of the 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight set equipment at the scene of improvised explosive device training at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 16, 2018. The EOD members practice for a wide variety of scenarios and use an array of tools to accomplish their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryann Holzapfel)


Michelle Marchante

Miami Herald

If you hear a loud boom Tuesday morning in Homestead, don’t be alarmed.

The Homestead Air Reserve Base says its 482d Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight will be conducting “explosive training operations” between 8:45 a.m. and noon. It expects to have a maximum of four detonations during that period.

The U.S. Air Force describes Explosive Ordnance Disposal specialists as the Air Force’s bomb squad, who are “trained to detect, disarm and dispose of explosive threats in the most extreme environments.”

As for Tuesday’s training, “There is no cause for alarm,” the Homestead Air Reserve Base posted on Facebook and Twitter.

However, it might mess up your plans to sleep in.

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