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By Cpl. Shejal Pulivarti, 1st BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public AffairsAugust 12, 2008

Spc. Adam Webb, alternate armor for Co. E, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division and Poplar Bluff, Mo. native, Staff Sgt. Timothy Knight, squad leader, secure the blasting cap during a field training exercise that re-familiarized the engineers to shape charges 5 Aug.  These explosives generate energy that causes an inward collapse and are used primarily for demolition.
1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Adam Webb, alternate armor for Co. E, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division and Poplar Bluff, Mo. native, Staff Sgt. Timothy Knight, squad leader, secure the blasting cap during a field training exercise that re-familiarized the engineers to shape charges 5 Aug. These explosives generate energy that causes an inward collapse and are used primarily for demolition. (Photo Credit: Cpl. Shejal Pulivarti, 1st BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Henniker, N.H. native, Spc. Ken Parker, driver for Co. E, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, looks into the deep hole caused by a Shape Charge.  Engineers from Co. E. correctly detonated shape charges during a training exercise 5 Aug.  These explosives direct the detonated energy to an identified area making them ideal for demolition.
2 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Henniker, N.H. native, Spc. Ken Parker, driver for Co. E, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, looks into the deep hole caused by a Shape Charge. Engineers from Co. E. correctly detonated shape charges during a training exercise 5 Aug. These explosives direct the detonated energy to an identified area making them ideal for demolition. (Photo Credit: Cpl. Shejal Pulivarti, 1st BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Pinckney, Mich. native, Sgt. Timothy Raymor, team leader for Co. E, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, was one of the first Soldiers to detonate the first set of shape charges.  Shape charges are precisely placed explosives that concentrate the blast causing an inward collapse.  The platoon of engineers reacquainted themselves with the charges they use to demolish large obsolete structures, during a training exercise 5 Aug.
3 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Pinckney, Mich. native, Sgt. Timothy Raymor, team leader for Co. E, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, was one of the first Soldiers to detonate the first set of shape charges. Shape charges are precisely placed explosives that concentrate the blast causing an inward collapse. The platoon of engineers reacquainted themselves with the charges they use to demolish large obsolete structures, during a training exercise 5 Aug. (Photo Credit: Cpl. Shejal Pulivarti, 1st BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL