EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL (EOD)
Mitigating the hazards of explosive materials and other weapons takes immense courage, precision, and skill. Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) members undertake some of the Air Force's most dangerous missions in diverse and unforgiving locales worldwide. These brave Airmen work solo or in teams and employ special tools and vehicles to safely locate, identify, recover, disarm, and dispose of dangerous weapons that threaten people, property, and natural environments.
- Handle explosives daily.
- Detect, identify, recover, disarm and dispose of unsafe explosives and ordnance
- Conduct nuclear weapon response
- Analyze unknown munitions and explosives for intelligence agencies
- Protect the president, vice president and other dignitaries.
- Maintain equipment, technical data and vehicles
A High School Senior (age 17 or older)*, High school diploma, a GED, or 15 college semester hours
*High School Students may start their application as early as the end of their junior year.
TEST SCORE REQUIREMENTS
Minimum score of 54 on the Predictive Success Model* (PSM).
*Score is generated from raw ASVAB scores combined with TAPAS.
- Height must be no less than 60 inches and no more than 78 inches.
- Successful completion of the EOD Initial Fitness Test (IFT) twice.
- Minimum score of 54 on Predictive Success Model (PSM).
- No record of emotional instability or treatment within the last 12 months
- Pass color vision evaluation
- Ability to recieve and maintain a "Top Secret" security clearance
BUILD NERVES OF STEEL
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BASIC MILITARY TRAINING (BMT)
7.5 weeks | Lackland AFB, TXThe first step to becoming an Airman happens in BMT, where trainees learn military structure, the core values of the U.S. Air Force and how to prepare both mentally and physically for life as an Airman.LEARN MORE
EOD PRELIMINARY COURSE (EOD PRELIM)
26 days/Sheppard AFB, TXTo prove they have what it takes, Airmen must undergo intense strength and conditioning training. They’ll also receive instruction and assessment on their ability to operate under pressure while conducting explosive operations.
NAVAL SCHOOL, EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL (NAVSCOLEOD)
143 days/Eglin AFB, FLAt this joint service schoolhouse, Airmen will train side by side with Army, Navy and Marine Corps candidates on subjects ranging from explosive tools and techniques to nuclear weapon response operations to build the skills needed to handle the most extreme situations.
DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?
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PULL-UPS - 3 REPS
SIT-UPS (2 MIN) - 48 REPS
PUSH-UPS (2 MIN) – 40 REPS
RUN 1.5 MILES IN LESS THAN 11:00