Photo Credit: Sgt. Christopher M. Gaylord, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
With the aid of a technician from QinetiQ North America, Staff Sgt. Kenneth Vanderstelt, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician with the 319th EOD Company " a Washington National Guard asset " gets familiar with a relatively newly developed, lightweight, man-portable bomb tech reconnaissance robot, called the Dragon Runner 20, Aug. 25 at Leschi Town, the premier training mock village on Joint Base Lewis McChord, Wash., during a live-fire Explosive Ordnance Disposal exercise on JBLM Aug. 24-26, called Ravens Challenge, that brought together military and civilian bomb techs from across Washington State and even agencies from Portland, Ore., and British Columbia, Canada. The event also welcomed scientists from the Albuquerque, N.M.-based Sandia National Laboratories and a variety of companies across the country promoting new technology that supports the EOD community.