HOMESTEAD AIR RESERVE BASE, Fla. --
At around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, a transportation mishap occurred involving explosive ordnance. Homestead Air Reserve Base first responders evacuated personnel from base due to the damaged ordnance.
Base emergency personnel coordinated with local law enforcement to clear the areas surrounding the base. Once the damaged ordnance was safely secured, the all-clear was given. No one was injured in the incident.
At around 7:40 a.m. today, the 482nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team rendered the damaged ordnance safe.
“I want to thank our outstanding EOD professionals and first responders for their great work last night,” Col. David Castaneda, 482nd Fighter Wing commander said. “I’d also like to thank our local law enforcement for their support in keeping our local community safe. My top priority is the success of our mission and the safety of our HARB personnel and the local community.”
This incident is under investigation. We will be providing additional information as it becomes available.
For more information, call the 482nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office at (786) 415-7330.