LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS) – When Staff Sgt. Kenneth Guinn decided on an Air Force career field, he didn’t want to be indoors behind a computer.
With that criteria narrowing the scope, he decided to volunteer for what he calls the best job in the Air Force: explosive ordnance disposal, a volunteer-only career field.
“I really enjoy it; I wouldn’t have it any other way,” said Sergeant Guinn, who has been a part of the 37th Civil Engineer Squadron’s EOD unit since June 2005.
Sergeant Guinn followed his family’s lineage into the Air Force. His father was an Airman, and after his brother followed suit, Sergeant Guinn completed the trifecta. In fact, his brother brought EOD to his attention.
Most days on the job are never dull for the EOD squad. Two days each week are spent training, and every other week the unit heads to the range to train on demos. In between, there’s paperwork, upkeep and reviewing reports from deployed units. Additionally, at least one two-man team is on call 24 hours.
All of that is second to its top priority: responding to emergency situations.