EOD Soldiers at work

By Staff Sgt. Nancy Lugo, 2/82 PAO NCOSeptember 30, 2011

A Soldier with 722nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Co., unloads munitions to be detonated at an ordnance disposal range outside Camp Ramadi, Iraq, in the predawn hours of Sept. 24. The 722nd detonated over 900 pounds of weapons and munitions, from insurgent and weapons caches, seized by the Iraqi Police.
1 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A Soldier with 722nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Co., unloads munitions to be detonated at an ordnance disposal range outside Camp Ramadi, Iraq, in the predawn hours of Sept. 24. The 722nd detonated over 900 pounds of weapons and munitions, from insurgent and weapons caches, seized by the Iraqi Police. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Nancy Lugo, 282 PAO NCO) VIEW ORIGINAL
1st Sgt. John R. Cruz (left), first sergeant for the 722nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Co., supervises the placement of explosives at an ordnance disposal range outside Camp Ramadi, Iraq, Sept. 24. The 722nd detonated over 900 pounds of weapons and munitions, from insurgent and weapons caches, seized by the Iraqi Police. Cruz is a native of Bronx, N.Y.
2 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 1st Sgt. John R. Cruz (left), first sergeant for the 722nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Co., supervises the placement of explosives at an ordnance disposal range outside Camp Ramadi, Iraq, Sept. 24. The 722nd detonated over 900 pounds of weapons and munitions, from insurgent and weapons caches, seized by the Iraqi Police. Cruz is a native of Bronx, N.Y. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Nancy Lugo, 282 PAO NCO) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. James Ward (right), a team sergeant with the 722nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Co., places a charge in preparation for detonation at an ordnance disposal range outside Camp Ramadi, Iraq, Sept. 24. The 722nd detonated over 900 pounds of weapons and munitions, from insurgent and weapons caches, seized by the Iraqi Police. Ward is a native of Charlotte, N.C.
3 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. James Ward (right), a team sergeant with the 722nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Co., places a charge in preparation for detonation at an ordnance disposal range outside Camp Ramadi, Iraq, Sept. 24. The 722nd detonated over 900 pounds of weapons and munitions, from insurgent and weapons caches, seized by the Iraqi Police. Ward is a native of Charlotte, N.C. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Nancy Lugo, 282 PAO NCO) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. David Bius (right), and Staff Sgt. James Ward, team sergeants with the 722nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Co., arm explosives to detonate at an ordnance disposal range outside Camp Ramadi, Iraq, Sept. 24. The 722nd detonated over 900 pounds of weapons and munitions, from insurgent and weapons caches, seized by the Iraqi Police. Bius is from Live Oak, Fla., and Ward is a native of Charlotte, N.C.
4 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. David Bius (right), and Staff Sgt. James Ward, team sergeants with the 722nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Co., arm explosives to detonate at an ordnance disposal range outside Camp Ramadi, Iraq, Sept. 24. The 722nd detonated over 900 pounds of weapons and munitions, from insurgent and weapons caches, seized by the Iraqi Police. Bius is from Live Oak, Fla., and Ward is a native of Charlotte, N.C. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Nancy Lugo, 282 PAO NCO) VIEW ORIGINAL
A mushroom cloud forms in the distance after the 722nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Co. detonates almost 500 pounds of explosives at an ordnance disposal range outside Camp Ramadi, Iraq, Sept. 24. The 722nd detonated a total of more than 900 pounds of weapons and munitions, from insurgent and weapons caches, seized by the Iraqi Police.
5 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A mushroom cloud forms in the distance after the 722nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Co. detonates almost 500 pounds of explosives at an ordnance disposal range outside Camp Ramadi, Iraq, Sept. 24. The 722nd detonated a total of more than 900 pounds of weapons and munitions, from insurgent and weapons caches, seized by the Iraqi Police. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Nancy Lugo, 282 PAO NCO) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers with the 722nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Co., inspect a blast sight after detonating almost 500 pounds of explosives at an ordnance disposal range outside Camp Ramadi, Iraq, Sept. 24. The 722nd detonated a total of more than 900 pounds of weapons and munitions, from insurgent and weapons caches, seized by the Iraqi Police.
6 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers with the 722nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Co., inspect a blast sight after detonating almost 500 pounds of explosives at an ordnance disposal range outside Camp Ramadi, Iraq, Sept. 24. The 722nd detonated a total of more than 900 pounds of weapons and munitions, from insurgent and weapons caches, seized by the Iraqi Police. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Nancy Lugo, 282 PAO NCO) VIEW ORIGINAL