National robot rodeo at JB Charleston promotes STEM and safety

U.S. Air Force, by Airman 1st Class Joshua R. Maund, Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs 

Members of the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal coordinated and hosted the 2018 Eastern National Robot Rodeo Aug. 13-17, 2018, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The ENRR, which was hosted here for the first time, showcased revolutionary robotics technology in the arena of ordinance disposal. Hosting events such as this promotes the incorporation of science, technology, engineering and math into the U.S. military, which reinforces its role as a leader in innovation. 

Staff Sgt. Devan Trammel, 628th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, observes Jeremy Stafford, Ideal Blasting vice president, as he operates a drone during a demonstration at the 2018 Eastern National Robot Rodeo Aug. 13, 2018, at the Charleston convention center in Charleston S.C. The ENRR served as a convention uniting various ordnance disposal agencies and vendors to showcase the latest technology in robotic ordnance disposal.

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