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181114-M-WM087-0094.JPG - Exhaust flames erupt from a shallow rocket-disposal well during a static-fire range operation at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Nov. 14, 2018. The well, essentially a partially buried steel pipe, allows for safe ignition of rocket propellant during the decommission of a small rocket. In total, six rocket engines were used during the Explosive Ordnance Disposal annual training exercise. During the training, EOD technicians removed explosives from the rockets, allowing them to be used safely in future 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew King)

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