The quest is obtained at the Southern Belle Motel, by approaching the damaged police protectron. Boomer will immediately conscript the player character and ask them to retrieve inert bombs from locations across Appalachia. The location is always random and the quest will complete upon picking them all up.
PC The prompt to talk with Boomer to initiate the quest may be missing. Leaving the cell seems to fix it as Boomer will be standing up upon returning and can be interacted with.[verified]
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