More Blurring of the Lines
But its all for a good cause, right? I mean who wouldn’t want to call up our military for use on the ground in the US whenever there is a need? Its not that we don’t trust the bulk of our military, but we don’t trust their leadership at the Washington level, that’s for sure.
The 432d Operations Group deputy commander, Lt. Col. James Clark, hosted the FAA representatives in an effort to familiarize them with unmanned aircraft systems’ abilities to comply with U.S. airspace and air traffic control procedures.
EOD Airmen help keep community safe
8/6/2009 – CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFNS) — Airmen from the Cannon Air Force Base Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight responded to a bomb scare in July in Clovis, N.M., and they used their training and skills to defuse the situation.
The suspected bomb turned out to be a training aid once owned by a now-deceased Albuquerque, N.M., arson investigator, but it took EOD Airmen to make that determination.
The EOD Airmen partnered with New Mexico law enforcement officials to handle the situation, in accordance with an agreement in place since 1986.
“We have a memorandum of understanding with local counties sheriff’s departments and we are part of their improvised explosive device response teams,” said Master Sgt. Warren Downing, the EOD Flight chief. “There are procedures in place for off-base agencies to request our assistance.”
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