POTD: Blowing Up Good Old 50 Cals

    I feel terrible when I see these pictures, it’s almost like a funeral but I guess it had to be done.¬†What we’re looking at today is an Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Marine conducting four controlled detonations to dispose of a large quantity of 50-caliber rounds. This happened in Kuwait.

    The Marine is assigned to something called the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command (SPMAFTF-CR-CC). You have to love the abbreviations.

     

    A U.S. Marine Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician assigned to the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command (SPMAFTF-CR-CC) 19.2, places 50-caliber rounds in a wooden box during a Code-H destruction drill at an EOD range in Kuwait, Jan. 6, 2020. The SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a quick reaction force, prepared to deploy a variety of capabilities across the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Sahara Luna)

    “Fire in the hole!”

    All pictures by U.S. Marine Corps – Lance Cpl. Sahara Luna.

    How do you feel about blowing up ammunition like this?

    Can ammunition really get too old?

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