Welcome to the "unofficial" home page of the 5th
Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Flight at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. We are
Minot AFB's bomb squad. Come in and take a look around.
The Current Roster has our
assigned personnel and the Photos link has some pictures of our
gang in action. The Photo Cube, Photo Album,
and Photo Carousel are pages with very cool photo display
applets. Check out the EOD Links for other US military EOD unit
websites--we think it's the most comprehensive list around. If you're new to all this, you
can learn more about EOD--the military bomb squad--by following the About
EOD link. The EOD Humor link has some funny bomb
squad cartoons. If you just found out you are going to be stationed here, you'll find some
useful information on the Coming Here link. Don't forget to
check out and sign our Guest Book.
We provide peacetime and wartime routine and
emergency bomb squad support to the 5th Bomb Wing here at Minot AFB. That means that we
protect resources and operational assets from explosive hazards. We do that by mobilizing
qualified personnel with technical information, highly specialized equipment, and
explosives to effectively neutralize, remove, or dispose of explosive hazards.
We also provide routine and emergency support
to the Air Force Space Command's 91st Space Wing, also located here at Minot AFB. Yep,
that's two major commands and two wings here at Minot. We're special. We're also busy.
In peacetime, our missions typically include
routine and emergency response to: munitions accidents and incidents; bomb threats or
actual finds of suspected/actual Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs, or homemade bombs).
We also provide explosive and bomb squad expertise to a number of federal agencies to
include DOE and the United States Secret Service. We provide training on explosives
hazards and safety to various organizations, and when we are not out performing bomb squad
missions, we spend much of our time training to meet ever changing worldwide bombing
In both wartime and other conflicts, we deploy
to troubled locations, providing bomb squad support and expertise to the deployed
No matter what the situation or
circumstance, we provide combat ready, technically proficient, highly motivated
teams to give our customers world-class EOD services.