Dobbins EOR expert trains Airmen for inspection

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  • By Staff Sgt. Marc Nickens
  • 911th Public Affairs
Chances are, if you're in a deployed environment, you may come into contact with some unexploded ordnance. With that reality in mind, what do you do if and when that occurs? 

Post-attack reconnaissance is a base-wide effort that manages the flow of information up and down the chain of command after an attack, and the PAR teams are among the first teams released after an attack. 

Explosive Ordnance Reconnaissance is a basic concept for identifying unexploded ordnance and relaying that information through the proper channels in as safe a manner possible. It is conducted by whoever finds the UXO, usually a PAR team after an attack. 

EOR is the responsibility of everyone, according to Senior Airman Justin Krautkremer, an EOD journeyman from Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga., who recently came to the 911th Airlift Wing, specifically to teach the EOR course. 

Together with airfield damage assessment teams, explosive ordnance disposal teams, readiness reconnaissance teams and security forces personnel, the PAR teams become the eyes and ears for commanders. All initial recovery decisions after an attack are based on the valuable information these teams provide. 

Security Forces and/or the command post should be notified upon discovery of a UXO. They in turn will notify EOD. No one but EOD will determine the need for further action when dealing with UXO's, according to Senior Airman Krautkremer. For more detailed information regarding UXO's and EOR, refer to the Airman's Manual (AFMAN 10- 100), pages 125 through 175.