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Upcoming Trainings for Bomb Technicians

Operation Squatchin' The Cascades Portland, OR 
June 12 - June 16, 2023

Event Description

The United States Bomb Technician Association (USBTA), in collaboration with the Portland Police Bureau and the Portland Metropolitan Explosive Disposal Unit will be conducting a Technology Training Exercise (TTE) for enhanced Bomb Technician Training in Portland, Oregon.

This training is free to all Military Explosives Ordnance Disposal Technicians and Public Safety Bomb Technicians.  The USBTA, Portland Police Bureau and Portland Metropolitan Explosive Disposal Unit, along with our Industry Partners, will supply all necessary equipment during this event.  Through multiple real-life scenarios and various training aids, this TTE allows attending technicians to work with cutting-edge equipment, involving current threats facing our Nation and Bomb Technicians in the most challenging environments.

Location:  The training will take place at the: Portland Police Bureau Training Division, 14912 NE Airport Way, Portland, Oregon 97230.

Dates:  June 13 – 15, 2023 (Travel days are Monday, June 12, and Friday, June 16, 2023).

Accommodations:  The hotel for this event: Click Here You must put in the dates that you want to stay before you click find or it will come back saying that the rate isn't available.

USBTA Bomb Dude

Oriskany, New York 
August 22 - August 24, 2023

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USBTA Bomb Dude

Other Upcoming Events / Trainings

  • HME and Counter IED research projects with DOD at BDTTC, Indian Head, Md commencing in January 2023
  • Quarterly DOD Joint EOD Planning Sessions at BDTTC, Indian Head (These include staff from all 4 military EOD groups who discuss funding, procurement, and new technology planning.
  • (2) skunk work projects in partnership with Federal and DOD partners solving real world problems with Industry, Bomb Technicians and Scientist, BDTTC Indian Head, (Spring and Fall) (New for 2023).
  • Quarterly Metro Tech meetings hosted at BDTTC, Indian Head.
  • Bomb Prevention Summit Tentative 2ndquarter May, (3) day conference involving industry, Federal and DOD partners in DC area (New for 2023).  The summit will include awards and a fundraising GALA in support of the EOD Warrior Foundation (EODWF) and Bomb Technician Memorial Foundation (BTMF).
  • Industry campfire exercises, 3rd, and 4thquarters (New for 2023). Industry, Bomb Technicians, Federal and DOD partners come together to discuss needs and requirements, sponsored by Naval Surface Warfare Center at BDTTC, Indian Head, Md.
  • Industry show case – At BDTTC (New for 2023) (1-to-2-day event with static displays and demonstration opportunities for Federal, DOD, Congressional and other leaders of the EOD community.
  • EOD Day on the Hill – May 23 – 25 (Actual Dates TBD), 2023.
  • Congressional visits(One for Senate and one for the House) May and October 2023.
  • (2) Additional Modified TTE’s at BDTTC, Indian Head, Md for the Bomb Technician Community.
  • Critical Skills Challenge Orlando, Fla – November 27 – Dec 1