EOD technicians conduct C-IED training at night

EOD technicians conduct night counter-IED training

U.S. Air Force explosive ordnance disposal technicians, assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, provide security during nighttime counter improvised explosive device training at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Oct. 21, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

EOD technicians conduct night counter-IED training

A U.S. Air Force explosive ordnance disposal technician assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, operates a compact metal detector to assess a potential threat during nighttime counter improvised explosive device training at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Oct. 21, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

EOD technicians conduct night counter-IED training

U.S. Air Force explosive ordnance disposal technicians, assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, conduct a five-kilometer movement during nighttime counter improvised explosive device training at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Oct. 21, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

EOD technicians conduct night counter-IED training

U.S. Air Force explosive ordnance disposal technicians assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron assess a potential threat during nighttime counter improvised explosive device training at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Oct. 21, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

EOD technicians conduct night counter-IED training

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brian Vosper, explosive ordnance disposal technician assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, provides security as a potential threat is assessed during nighttime counter improvised explosive device training at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Oct. 21, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

EOD technicians conduct night counter-IED training

U.S. Air Force Maj. Oliver George, assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, assesses a potential threat during nighttime counter improvised explosive device training at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Oct. 21, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

EOD technicians conduct night counter-IED training

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Buck Taylor, explosive ordnance disposal technician assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, provides security as a potential threat is assessed during nighttime counter improvised explosive device training at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Oct. 21, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

EOD technicians conduct night counter-IED training

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brian Vosper, explosive ordnance disposal technician assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, operates a compact metal detector to assess a potential threat during nighttime counter improvised explosive device training at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Oct. 21, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

EOD technicians conduct night counter-IED training

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Stephen Kaufman, explosive ordnance disposal technician assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, surveys the horizon during nighttime counter improvised explosive device training at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Oct. 21, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar --

U.S. Air Force explosive ordnance disposal technicians, assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, conduct nighttime counter improves explosive device training at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Oct. 21, 2017.

The scenario, based off of real-world experiences, tested the EOD technicians' combat operational skills in a low-visibility environment.

The Airmen began the night with a simulated air insertion, followed by a five-kilometer movement to a location where they would detect, disarm, detonate and dispose of simulated explosive threats.

The training is to prepare for EOD support of special operations forces in a contingency environment.