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  • Vandenberg fire burning on base near old explosives

    October 28, 2010 11:01 PM

    Fire crews says the brush fire has scorched 400 acres, but is weakening. They say the six structures threatened initially are no longer in danger, but there are still some concerns. Firefighters say the fire is burning near a large number of old explosive devices from previous wars. That's... more »
  • Hurt Locker draws attention to Vandenberg airmen

    March 12, 2010 9:43 PM

    The Hurt Locker , which took home the Oscar for Best Picture has put the spotlight on a division of the military known as the "Explosive Ordinance Disposal" or E.O.D. At Vandenberg Air Force Base, ten airmen are part of the program. When they're not overseas, they're here at... more »
  • Vandenberg airmen train for explosive situations

    March 12, 2010 5:09 PM

    Nearly half of all the military personnel who enter the Explosive Ordinance Disposal or EOD program nationwide drop out. There are 10 airmen in an EOD program at Vandenberg Air Force Base. This morning they blew up 20 pounds of C4 to simulate some of the blasts experienced by those... more »
  • Inside Look: Vandenberg Airmen train to remove explosives

    March 12, 2010 11:33 AM

    The Hurt Locker grabbed this year's Oscar for Best Picture. The film exposes the inherent dangers found in diffusing explosives in a warzone. At Vandeberg Air Force Base, some airmen go through intense training because one mistake could cost them their lives. Tonight, we'll take a closer look at one... more »

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