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  • 419th EOD trains to defuse dangerous situations

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Staff Sgt. Austin Kener, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician with the 419th EOD Flight, prepares an MK1 Mod 3 Remote Wrench to remove an inert fuse during an operational performance training at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, April 2, 2022. The EOD flight trains with a

  • In Focus: Senior Airman Wade Kirwan

    The “In Focus” series is a monthly feature that puts the spotlight on some of the 419th Fighter Wing’s best and brightest Reserve Citizen Airmen. Find it on Instagram @419fwSenior Airman Wade Kirwan, 26, was born in California but “raised across the country” because his dad served in the

  • EOD team home after six-month deployment

    Four reservists from the 419th Fighter Wing’s explosive ordnance disposal flight returned April 27 from a six-month deployment to Southwest Asia.   While overseas, the reservists worked with active-duty counterparts deployed from Hill Air Force Base’s 775th EOD flight. The Airmen responded to

  • Hill Airmen play out tricky scenario

    Security forces and explosive ordnance disposal personnel from the 419th Fighter Wing recently teamed up for an exercise to learn how to respond when local citizens at deployed locations turn in weapons from the streets to security checkpoints.   It’s common for local nationals in countries such as

  • Wing leaders learn basics of EOD

     Col. David Smith, who took command of the 419th Fighter Wing in November, spent the afternoon at the 419th Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight Jan. 9 as part of an orientation to demonstrate the team’s mission and capabilities.  Smith, along with Col. Michael Rothermel, 419th Mission Support Group