ARCHIVED TRAININGS

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Archived USBTA Trainings

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Operation Windy City
TTE Chicago, IL
September 8-10, 2021

Join us and USAF EOD Senior Master Sergeant Brad Kline as he delivers a Threat Assessment Remote Training. Using Microsoft Teams, SMSgt Kline will present on scene threat assessment techniques based on proven tactics adopted from British EOD TTPs. 

SMSgt Kline is a proven combat veteran and exceptional instructor. He is a highly experienced bomb techncian and highly effective leader. 

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RTP August 17 2021 Threat Assessment Remote Training

Join us and USAF EOD Senior Master Sergeant Brad Kline as he delivers a Threat Assessment Remote Training. Using Microsoft Teams, SMSgt Kline will present on scene threat assessment techniques based on proven tactics adopted from British EOD TTPs. 

SMSgt Kline is a proven combat veteran and exceptional instructor. He is a highly experienced bomb techncian and highly effective leader. 

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Eastern National Robot Rodeo August 2-6, 2021

The ENRR exposes active members of military and public safety bomb squads to new products and technology, while providing real-time feedback (i.e., as part of an Operational Evaluation) to event facilitators sponsors and supporting vendors. Dr. John Olive, Air Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Subject Matter Expert said “The ENRR allows us to identify potential operational requirement gaps through challenging, real world scenarios, and provides exposure to available robotic technologies.” This multi-agency event provides an opportunity for participants to network with other bomb technicians and exchange information on tactics, techniques, and procedures.

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TTE Aurora, CO
May 25-27, 2021

Operation Rocky Mountain Cliff Hanger is a three-day training event that connects active bomb technicians (Military and Public Safety) with equipment manufactures for the purpose of exploring new technology and enhancing critical bomb disposal skills. Bomb Technicians will be assigned teams, and after a short demonstration about a particular piece of equipment, the team will use the equipment in a scenario-based training exercise.

Feedback about the equipment is a critical component of USBTA’s Technology Training Events. By providing manufactures feedback, bomb technicians have a direct hand in modifying, enhancing, and/or developing new tools.

The USBTA and its Industry Partners strive to bring the latest technologies to these events. Some equipment is commercially available, while other equipment may still be in a prototype phase. Typical equipment involved in a USBTA TTE are: robotics, radiography, rigging, explosive detection equipment, new energetic tools, explosive containment vessels, and much more.

USBTA technology training exercises are 100% free to our members.

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Remote Training Program April 27, 2021 11 EST

The Door Handle Hook, Doorknob Noose, and Handle Gripper Extension presented under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Response and Defeat Operations Support (REDOPS) Micro-R&D program are robotic door opening tools designed by the Fairfax County Police Bomb Squad and Michigan State Police. This suite of tools is designed to provide the operator of a bomb disposal robot an easier method to open different types of doors. Each tool also allows the operator to attach the tool to the Remote Door Holder, developed by both Delaware State Police / Michigan State Police, which uses a carabiner bungee cord and special sandbag to securely hold doors open once the latch is released.

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RTP Bomb Squad Chemical Threat Response
30 March 2021 @1100 est 

Bomb Squad Chemical Threat Response, Overview of the WISER application for Hazardous Materials Response using scenario based activities and Covid-19 response for bomb squads

Presented by: Doyle Manke  State Trooper in Colorado for 20 Years. Hazardous Materials Instructor for Transportation Test Center Pueblo, Colo for 5 years. Emergency Response Senior Instructor for Louisiana State University 23 years.

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February 23, 2021 RECON Component ID & XTK 3

This presentation will cover the basics of using the RECON component ID training resources (https://xtk-recon.sandia.gov).

RECON was developed by CTTSO and Sandia National Laboratories, and is freely available to all certified bomb technicians to help improve x-ray interpretation and component identification skills.

We will also cover basic usage of XTK 3 and demonstrate the integration between XTK 3 and the RECON site.

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RTP January 12 TinkerCAD

Introduction to using TinkerCAD to build and simulate basic analog and Arduino based circuits. 

SMSgt Kline is a highly experienced and well qualified instructor and facilitates this training from the perspective of an operator/bomb technician.

This is an excellent overview of an open source software program to help the bomb technician build circuits for training with ease and confidence!

Join us for another outstanding FREE training! 

USBTA CTTSO

RTP December 29 with CTTSO

Join us for another great, FREE training.

1100 Welcome Chris Rogers USBTA

1110 CTTSO Organization Mission Brief and Focus Areas John Moore CTTSO

1200 “From Concept to Reality” – a selection of successful CTTSO projects John Moore CTTSO

1230 Enhancing Bomb Disposal Operations Through Machine Learning “Intelligent Second Look (I2L)” Phil Stimac & Greg Hewitt Deep Analytics, LLC

Time Break

1300 Robot-Mounted Standoff HME Detection “Pendar X10” Romain Blanchard Pendar Technologies

1330 EOD Maker: “E-Library of Printable IED Circuits” Jeff Jennings Improvised Electronics

1400 Humanoid Robotic Platform for Bomb Disposal Operations NASA’s “Valkyrie” Dr. Ed Bundy CTTSO

1430 Coming Soon: Review of active project portfolio for the IDD/EC Subgroup John Moore CTTSO

1455 Close John Moore CTTSO

ARDUINO WIRE ATTACK BUILD
14 DEC 2020 1100 EST

The United States Bomb Technician Association (USBTA) is proud to present a FREE Online Arduino Wire Attack Build Training funded by the Counter Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO), instructed by Improvised Electronics.

This training is open to ALL active duty military EOD and public safety bomb technicians. The first 100 participants to register will receive a free Arduino wire attack kit.

 

WHEN: 14 DEC 2020 at 1100-1400 PST or 16 DEC 2020 at 0900-1100 PST

REGISTRATION CLOSES 7 DEC 2020 

 

RTP 9 REDOPS Tool Build Demonstration
15 DEC 2020 1100 EST

Demonstrate the building and operation of REDOPS Micro R&D robotic door opening tools. Will also demonstrate a robotic cargo truck opening and access technique.

Participants will use a shopping list, provided after registration to acquire the supplies necessary to build this tool along with the REDOPS team.

This is a very unique RTP and should not be missed! The REDOPS team will also conduct a demonstration of the tool’s effectiveness with the support of the Delaware State Police Bomb Squad.

This will be a two part live event, the build process immediately followed by the demonstration. Make sure you join us for this free online training!