EOD showcases capabilities at Eagles game

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  • By Lan Kim
  • 90th Missile Wing Public Affairs
Airmen from the 90th Civil Engineering Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight and former Navy SEALs participated in a demonstration, Nov. 5, 2014, as part of military appreciation night during a Colorado Eagles hockey game in Loveland, Colo. 

The demonstration entailed various military tactics and equipment from SEALs rappelling onto the hockey rink to EOD showcasing their Wolverine Robot handling a "fishy" package that was actually a rubber fish to the delight of the fans.

The night included a variety of fun-filled events, but also included more heartfelt means of showing appreciation to service members.

In honor of Tech Sgt. Matthew Schwartz, an EOD technician who lost his life in the line of duty in 2012, his daughter participated in the ceremonial dropping of the game-puck.  Schwartz was killed Jan. 5, 2012, in Afghanistan when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device. The announcer shared Schwartz's story and thanked the men and women who are currently serving and who have served in the past.