SAFB: Expect demolition testing throughout Friday

Ordinance testing will be conducted on base on October 7th, 2022.
Ordinance testing will be conducted on base on October 7th, 2022.(KAUZ)
Published: Oct. 7, 2022 at 9:14 AM CDT
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SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (KAUZ) - Sheppard Air Force Base has announced residents and those in the vicinity of the base may hear explosions coming from the base or the area of the airport, though there is no need for alarm.

Base Public Affairs Officer Lauren E. Niemi, 2nd Lt, USAF said, in a release to local media, the Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) School would do demolition testing throughout the day.

“These are controlled actions as a means of student testing and qualification,” 2nd Lt Niemi stated.

Testing is scheduled to conclude no later than 4 p.m.

PRESS RELEASE:

The explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) school on Sheppard Air Force Base annex next to the Wichita Falls regional Airport will be conducting demolition testing today starting from 0730 throughout the day to conclude no later than 4 PM local time. Those in the vicinity of the base or the airport may hear explosions.

These are controlled actions as a means of student testing and qualification. There is no cause for alarm.

For any questions regarding these activities, please call the Sheppard Public Affairs office at 940 676 2732.