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Master Sgt. Carlos Sanchez, 28th Civil Engineer Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight lead, briefs the EOD team participating in the 50th Anniversary National EOD Memorial Day ruck march at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 4, 2018. National EOD Memorial Day is designated by Congress as the first Saturday of May to honor of EOD technicians who lost their lives while conducting operations across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicolas Z. Erwin)

Master Sgt. Carlos Sanchez, 28th Civil Engineer Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight lead, briefs the EOD team participating in the 50th Anniversary National EOD Memorial Day ruck march at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 4, 2018. National EOD Memorial Day is designated by Congress as the first Saturday of May to honor of EOD technicians who lost their lives while conducting operations across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicolas Z. Erwin)

Master Sgt. Carlos Sanchez, 28th Civil Engineer Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight lead, performs one of 32 burpees during the 50th Anniversary EOD Memorial Day ruck march at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 4, 2018. The 32 repetitions of the exercises represent the 32 fallen EOD Airmen who have been killed in the line of duty since 9/11.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicolas Z. Erwin)

Master Sgt. Carlos Sanchez, 28th Civil Engineer Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight lead, performs one of 32 burpees during the 50th Anniversary EOD Memorial Day ruck march at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 4, 2018. The 32 repetitions of the exercises represent the 32 fallen EOD Airmen who have been killed in the line of duty since 9/11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicolas Z. Erwin)

Staff Sgt. Andrew Nichols, a 28th Civil Engineer Explosive Ordnance Disposal team member, performs butterflies during the 50th Anniversary EOD Memorial Day ruck march at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 4, 2018. National EOD Memorial Day is designated by Congress as the first Saturday of May in honor of EOD technicians who lost their lives while conducting operations across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicolas Z. Erwin)

Staff Sgt. Andrew Nichols, a 28th Civil Engineer Explosive Ordnance Disposal team member, performs butterflies during the 50th Anniversary EOD Memorial Day ruck march at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 4, 2018. National EOD Memorial Day is designated by Congress as the first Saturday of May in honor of EOD technicians who lost their lives while conducting operations across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicolas Z. Erwin)

Members of the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight participate in the 50th Anniversary EOD Memorial Day ruck march at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 4, 2018. National EOD Memorial Day is designated by Congress as the first Saturday of May to honor of EOD technicians who lost their lives while conducting operations across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicolas Z. Erwin)

Members of the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight participate in the 50th Anniversary EOD Memorial Day ruck march at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 4, 2018. National EOD Memorial Day is designated by Congress as the first Saturday of May to honor of EOD technicians who lost their lives while conducting operations across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicolas Z. Erwin)

Members of the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight arrive at the memorial of Staff Sgt. Bryan Berky during 50th Anniversary EOD Memorial Day ruck march at Ellsworth, May 4, 2018. National EOD Memorial Day is designated by Congress as the first Saturday of May to honor of EOD technicians who lost their lives while conducting operations across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicolas Z. Erwin)

Members of the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight arrive at the memorial of Staff Sgt. Bryan Berky during 50th Anniversary EOD Memorial Day ruck march at Ellsworth, May 4, 2018. National EOD Memorial Day is designated by Congress as the first Saturday of May to honor of EOD technicians who lost their lives while conducting operations across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicolas Z. Erwin)

Members of the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight perform exercises while reciting the fallen EOD members since 9/11 at the memorial of Staff Sgt. Bryan Berky for the 50th Anniversary EOD Memorial Day ruck march at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 4, 2018. National EOD Memorial Day is designated by Congress as the first Saturday of May to honor of EOD technicians who lost their lives while conducting operations across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicolas Z. Erwin)

Members of the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight perform exercises while reciting the fallen EOD members since 9/11 at the memorial of Staff Sgt. Bryan Berky for the 50th Anniversary EOD Memorial Day ruck march at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 4, 2018. National EOD Memorial Day is designated by Congress as the first Saturday of May to honor of EOD technicians who lost their lives while conducting operations across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicolas Z. Erwin)

Master Sgt. Carlos Sanchez, 28th Civil Engineer Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight lead, performs 32 ruck presses during the 50th Anniversary EOD Memorial Day ruck march at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 4, 2018. The 32 repetitions of the exercises represent the 32 fallen EOD Airmen who have been killed in the line of duty since 9/11.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicolas Z. Erwin)

Master Sgt. Carlos Sanchez, 28th Civil Engineer Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight lead, performs 32 ruck presses during the 50th Anniversary EOD Memorial Day ruck march at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 4, 2018. The 32 repetitions of the exercises represent the 32 fallen EOD Airmen who have been killed in the line of duty since 9/11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicolas Z. Erwin)

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE. S.D. -- The 28th Civil Engineer Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight conducted a ruck march around Ellsworth Air Force Base in honor of National EOD Memorial Day, May 5, 2018.

National EOD Memorial Day is designated by Congress as the first Saturday of May in honor of EOD technicians who lost their lives while conducting operations around the globe.

On this day, EOD technicians from all four services gather at the EOD Memorial Wall in Niceville, Florida, to honor those memorialized and add new names to the wall.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the EOD Memorial, and for the first time since the 9/11 attacks, no new names will be added to the wall.

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