EOD technicians conduct C-IED training at night Published Oct. 27, 2017 By Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 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.