At approximately 9:45 a.m. on Friday morning, an explosion occurred at the Navy School Explosive Ordnance Disposal C-52 North range at Eglin Air Force Base.
Eglin and Okaloosa County emergency crews responded to the incident. An individual was airlifted to the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center and is in stable condition.
An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the mishap is underway, according to a statement from the Public Affairs office. More information will be released as it becomes available.
The Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) at Eglin is a jointly staffed school (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps), providing high-risk specialized, basic and advanced EOD training to U.S. and partner nation military and selected U.S. government personnel.