MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, NC --
What do you get when you mix six rockets with 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians and four other Marines?
You get five successful ignitions and a misfire. Don’t worry about the misfire though, the EOD technicians brought some C4 to take care of that.
Marines assigned to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Explosive Ordnance Disposal conducted a static-fire range operation aboard the air station, Nov. 14, 2018, as part of their annual training. The rockets were fired underground to remove the explosive charge, allowing for safe use in future EOD demonstrations.
In addition to the annual training, the Marines also conduct live-fire and static-fire range operations on a bi-weekly to monthly basis.