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Explosive ordnance training enlightens TSA

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Tech. Sgt. Robert Brown, 30th Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance technician, explains how fast a 10 ft. piece of detonation chord will burn once it has been ignited during an explosive ordnance awareness course with members with the Transportation Security Administration from various airports in the Santa Barbara County area Feb 27 here.(U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Matthew Plew)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Tech. Sgt. Robert Brown, 30th Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance technician, explains how fast a 10 ft. piece of detonation chord will burn once it has been ignited during an explosive ordnance awareness course with members with the Transportation Security Administration from various airports in the Santa Barbara County area Feb 27 here.(U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Matthew Plew)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Mr. Nelson Almodovar, explosive ordnance contractor from the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, displays a grenade that has been wired as an mine during his training brief with members from the Transportation Security Administration from various airports in the Santa Barbara County area Feb 27 here. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Matthew Plew)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Mr. Nelson Almodovar, explosive ordnance contractor from the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, displays a grenade that has been wired as an mine during his training brief with members from the Transportation Security Administration from various airports in the Santa Barbara County area Feb 27 here. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Matthew Plew)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Members with the Transportation Security Administration examine a light weight mine as it is passed around during their training brief given by explosive ordnance disposal technicians from the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron Feb 27 here. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Matthew Plew)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Members with the Transportation Security Administration examine a light weight mine as it is passed around during their training brief given by explosive ordnance disposal technicians from the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron Feb 27 here. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Matthew Plew)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Mr. Nelson Almodovar, explosive ordnance contractor with the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron answers questions from Transportation Security Administration members after the conclusion of his training brief Feb. 27 here. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Matthew Plew)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Mr. Nelson Almodovar, explosive ordnance contractor with the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron answers questions from Transportation Security Administration members after the conclusion of his training brief Feb. 27 here. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Matthew Plew)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Transportation Security Administration members peer into a buried coffee can holding a blasting cap as Tech. Sgt. Robert Brown, 30th Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance technician stands by for safety during an explosive ordnance awareness course Feb. 27 here. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Matthew Plew)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Transportation Security Administration members peer into a buried coffee can holding a blasting cap as Tech. Sgt. Robert Brown, 30th Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance technician stands by for safety during an explosive ordnance awareness course Feb. 27 here. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Matthew Plew)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Explosive ordinance disposal technicians from the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron detonate a suitcase with a ball of C4 explosive during an explosive ordnance awareness course with members with the Transportation Security Administration from various airports in the Santa Barbara County area Feb 27 here.(U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Matthew Plew)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Explosive ordinance disposal technicians from the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron detonate a suitcase with a ball of C4 explosive during an explosive ordnance awareness course with members with the Transportation Security Administration from various airports in the Santa Barbara County area Feb 27 here.(U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Matthew Plew)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Members with the Transportation Security Administration examine a rocket propelled grenade and a modified remote control car as they are passed around during their training brief given by explosive ordnance disposal technicians from the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron Feb 27 here. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Matthew Plew)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Members with the Transportation Security Administration examine a rocket propelled grenade and a modified remote control car as they are passed around during their training brief given by explosive ordnance disposal technicians from the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron Feb 27 here. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Matthew Plew)