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EOD shows actors the ropes

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.- Los Angeles producer Tim Clemente (left) and actors Cole Hauser and Edward Cibrian listen intently as FBI bomb technicians explain how intel is gathered in bomb explosion cases. Mr. Clemente and four actors visited Vandenberg in preparation for an upcoming television show. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Heather Shaw)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.- Los Angeles producer, Tim Clemente, (left) and actors Cole Hauser and Edward Cibrian listen intently as FBI bomb technicians explain how intelligence is gathered in bomb explosion cases. Mr. Clemente and four actors visited Vandenberg in preparation for an upcoming television show. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Heather Shaw)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.- 30th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians detonate a bus during a training class held by the FBI March 10 here.  The class hosted a number of actors studying techniques used by the FBI and EOD for use in future roles in an upcoming television show.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Heather Shaw)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.- 30th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians detonate a bus during a training class held by the FBI March 10 here. The class hosted a number of actors studying techniques used by the FBI and EOD for use in future roles in an upcoming television show. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Heather Shaw)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.- Members of the FBI Large Vehicle Bomb Post Blast class investigate the blast site of the vehicle detonated by Vandenberg's Explosive Ordnance Disposal team March 11 here.  The class hosted a number of actors studying techniques used by the FBI and EOD for use in future roles in an upcoming television show.  (U.S. Air Force photo\Airman 1st Class Heather R. Shaw)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.- Members of the FBI Large Vehicle Bomb Post Blast class investigate the blast site of the vehicle detonated by Vandenberg's Explosive Ordnance Disposal team March 11 here. The class hosted a number of actors studying techniques used by the FBI and EOD for use in future roles in an upcoming television show. (U.S. Air Force photo\Airman 1st Class Heather R. Shaw)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A Los Angeles producer and four actors visited Vandenberg March 10-11 to observe the FBI's joint training here with the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team. 

Observing how the FBI re-constructs vehicle explosions will help the actors properly portray their characters on the new TV show, "Washington Field." The actors were on-sight to watch how specific techniques are used by each agency to solve the case. 

The show is based on producer Tim Clemente's personal experiences as an FBI agent. 

"I was with the FBI for eight years and investigated hundreds of bombings around the world, including investigating at the Pentagon during 9/11," said Mr. Clemente. 

Vandenberg's EOD team facilitated the training for the FBI and the Los Angeles Bomb Squad. The training the actors observed teaches bomb technicians how to reconstruct a large vehicle bomb explosion and piece together the information to solve the crime. 

"As a crime scene, (the trainees) reconstruct it. They put it all back together and try to learn the skills as far as who set (the bomb) off, who constructed it and who funded it -- basically the five W's and an H," said Tech. Sgt. Robert Brown, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, EOD Superintendent. 

The show will center on agents from the FBI and SWAT, bomb technicians and the Hazardous Materials Response Team who form a group known as the National Capital Response Squad. Filming is scheduled to begin March 20 in Washington D.C. and will wrap up in Los Angeles by the end of the month.