"Meet an Air Force bomb tech and the robots who helped her disarm IEDs" (The GroundTruth Project, 3/27/18)

By Caroline Lester | The GroundTruth Project | March 23, 2018

Most nights when she was deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, before she fell asleep, Master Sergeant Elizabeth Butler would have the same thought: “I remember just laying in bed and thinking, ‘Thank God my team survived another day.’”

Butler is in the Air Force, but her job has nothing to do with planes. She’s a member of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team. And for five years, from 2006 to 2011, she worked as a technician. It was her job to disarm improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, all with the help of her trusty sidekick, the Packbot.

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