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EOD detonates 500 lbs FBI post-blast investigator training

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A joint team of Explosive Ordnance Disposal, federal, state and local law enforcement officers demolish an ambulance with 500 pounds of explosives during Federal Bureau of Investigations post-blast investigator training on Nov. 6. Agencies involved in bomb crime-scene investigations participate in this one-week course which places an emphasis on the identification and collection of fragmented and mutilated bomb components. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A joint team of Explosive Ordnance Disposal, federal, state and local law enforcement officers demolish an ambulance with 500 pounds of explosives during Federal Bureau of Investigations post-blast investigator training on Nov. 6. Agencies involved in bomb crime-scene investigations participate in this one-week course which places an emphasis on the identification and collection of fragmented and mutilated bomb components. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Duke Dutch, a Federal Bureau of Investigations affiliate, creates quadrants for search grids prior to the detonation of 500 pounds of explosives used to demolish a vehicle for use in an FBI post-blast investigator training on Nov. 6. Federal, state and local law enforcement officers involved in bomb crime-scene investigations participate in this one-week course which places an emphasis on the identification and collection of fragmented and mutilated bomb components. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Duke Dutch, a Federal Bureau of Investigations affiliate, creates quadrants for search grids prior to the detonation of 500 pounds of explosives used to demolish a vehicle for use in an FBI post-blast investigator training on Nov. 6. Federal, state and local law enforcement officers involved in bomb crime-scene investigations participate in this one-week course which places an emphasis on the identification and collection of fragmented and mutilated bomb components. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Ron Capra, with the Los Angeles Police Department Bomb Squad, explains how the initiation device will trigger the detonation of 500 pounds of explosives that will demolish an ambulance during Federal Bureau of Investigations post-blast investigator training on Nov. 6. Federal, state and local law enforcement officers involved in bomb crime-scene investigations participate in this one-week course which places an emphasis on the identification and collection of fragmented and mutilated bomb components. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Ron Capra, with the Los Angeles Police Department Bomb Squad, explains how the initiation device will trigger the detonation of 500 pounds of explosives that will demolish an ambulance during Federal Bureau of Investigations post-blast investigator training on Nov. 6. Federal, state and local law enforcement officers involved in bomb crime-scene investigations participate in this one-week course which places an emphasis on the identification and collection of fragmented and mutilated bomb components. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Finn McClafferty and his K-9, Max, from the Beverly Hills Police Department, search an ambulance for explosive ordnance on Nov. 6.  The ambulance was later demolished by 500 pounds of explosives during Federal Bureau of Investigations post-blast investigator training  Federal, state and local law enforcement officers involved in bomb crime-scene investigations participate in this one-week course which places an emphasis on the identification and collection of fragmented and mutilated bomb components. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Finn McClafferty and his K-9, Max, from the Beverly Hills Police Department, search an ambulance for explosive ordnance on Nov. 6. The ambulance was later demolished by 500 pounds of explosives during Federal Bureau of Investigations post-blast investigator training Federal, state and local law enforcement officers involved in bomb crime-scene investigations participate in this one-week course which places an emphasis on the identification and collection of fragmented and mutilated bomb components. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Tech. Sgt. Michael Chamberlain lists information and material on an ambulance prior to its detonation by 500 pounds of explosives for use in the Federal Bureau of Investigations post-blast investigator training on Nov. 6. Sergeant Chamberlain is an Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician with the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron. Federal, state and local law enforcement officers involved in bomb crime-scene investigations participate in this one-week course which places an emphasis on the identification and collection of fragmented and mutilated bomb components. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Tech. Sgt. Michael Chamberlain lists information and material on an ambulance prior to its detonation by 500 pounds of explosives for use in the Federal Bureau of Investigations post-blast investigator training on Nov. 6. Sergeant Chamberlain is an Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician with the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron. Federal, state and local law enforcement officers involved in bomb crime-scene investigations participate in this one-week course which places an emphasis on the identification and collection of fragmented and mutilated bomb components. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Steven Johnson, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bomb Squad, places explosives in plastic containers prior to detonation of an ambulance for use in the Federal Bureau of Investigations post-blast investigator training on Nov. 6. Five hundred pounds of explosives were detonated. Federal, state and local law enforcement officers involved in bomb crime-scene investigations participate in this one-week course which places an emphasis on the identification and collection of fragmented and mutilated bomb components. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Steven Johnson, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bomb Squad, places explosives in plastic containers prior to detonation of an ambulance for use in the Federal Bureau of Investigations post-blast investigator training on Nov. 6. Five hundred pounds of explosives were detonated. Federal, state and local law enforcement officers involved in bomb crime-scene investigations participate in this one-week course which places an emphasis on the identification and collection of fragmented and mutilated bomb components. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Technicians assess the damage caused by 500 pounds of explosives used to demolish an ambulance during a Federal Bureau of Investigations post-blast investigator training on Nov. 6. Federal, state and local law enforcement officers involved in bomb crime-scene investigations participate in this one-week course which places an emphasis on the identification and collection of fragmented and mutilated bomb components. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Technicians assess the damage caused by 500 pounds of explosives used to demolish an ambulance during a Federal Bureau of Investigations post-blast investigator training on Nov. 6. Federal, state and local law enforcement officers involved in bomb crime-scene investigations participate in this one-week course which places an emphasis on the identification and collection of fragmented and mutilated bomb components. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Steve Hennigan and Steven Johnson conceal a secondary explosive device with dirt prior the detonation of 500 pounds of explosives used to demolish an ambulance during Federal Bureau of Investigations post-blast investigator training on Nov. 6. Mr. Hennigan is with the Los Angeles Police Department Bomb Squad and Mr. Johnson is with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bomb Squad. Federal, state and local law enforcement officers involved in bomb crime-scene investigations participate in this one-week course which places an emphasis on the identification and collection of fragmented and mutilated bomb components. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Steve Hennigan and Steven Johnson conceal a secondary explosive device with dirt prior the detonation of 500 pounds of explosives used to demolish an ambulance during Federal Bureau of Investigations post-blast investigator training on Nov. 6. Mr. Hennigan is with the Los Angeles Police Department Bomb Squad and Mr. Johnson is with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bomb Squad. Federal, state and local law enforcement officers involved in bomb crime-scene investigations participate in this one-week course which places an emphasis on the identification and collection of fragmented and mutilated bomb components. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Ron Capra, with the Los Angeles Police Department Bomb Squad, conceals a secondary explosive device with dirt prior the detonation of 500 pounds of explosives used to demolish an ambulance during Federal Bureau of Investigations post-blast investigator training on Nov. 6. Federal, state and local law enforcement officers involved in bomb crime-scene investigations participate in this one-week course which places an emphasis on the identification and collection of fragmented and mutilated bomb components. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Ron Capra, with the Los Angeles Police Department Bomb Squad, conceals a secondary explosive device with dirt prior the detonation of 500 pounds of explosives used to demolish an ambulance during Federal Bureau of Investigations post-blast investigator training on Nov. 6. Federal, state and local law enforcement officers involved in bomb crime-scene investigations participate in this one-week course which places an emphasis on the identification and collection of fragmented and mutilated bomb components. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Ron Capra, with the Los Angeles Police Department Bomb Squad, conceals a secondary explosive device with dirt prior the detonation of 500 pounds of explosives used to demolish an ambulance during Federal Bureau of Investigations post-blast investigator training on Nov. 6. Federal, state and local law enforcement officers involved in bomb crime-scene investigations participate in this one-week course which places an emphasis on the identification and collection of fragmented and mutilated bomb components. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Ron Capra, with the Los Angeles Police Department Bomb Squad, conceals a secondary explosive device with dirt prior the detonation of 500 pounds of explosives used to demolish an ambulance during Federal Bureau of Investigations post-blast investigator training on Nov. 6. Federal, state and local law enforcement officers involved in bomb crime-scene investigations participate in this one-week course which places an emphasis on the identification and collection of fragmented and mutilated bomb components. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas)