It takes a MOUT Village!

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  • By Lt. Col. Rodney Furr
  • 439th Airlift Wing

Expansion is underway for Westover’s military operations in urban terrain training facility.

According to SMSgt Greg Pauli, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight Superintendent, ten 40 foot container structures are being added, which will give the EOD team the ability to train in tight alleyways, blind spots, overhead blind spots, intersecting fields of fire, high use breaching doors, shotgun breaching doors, explosive breaching doors, and a battering ram breaching door.

These mission capability enhancements will increase EODs support of full spectrum operations in any environment. By accelerating change to maximize resources, the MOUT village expansion will allow training by regional AFRC and ANG EOD teams, Air Force Security Forces, FBI, Chicopee Police Department, Connecticut State Police, and Army and Marines EOD specialists.