Army explosives experts compete for top honors in Hawaii


Three two-man explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) teams competed for top honors in the U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) level EOD Team of the Year competition, January 18-25 at various locations around the island of Oahu.

training that’s gained in a decisive-action and competitive training environment,” said Staff Sgt. Xavier Steinhart, 74th Ordnance Company (EOD), 303rd Ordnance Battalion (EOD), 8th Military Police Brigade.

Steinhart, EOD team leader and Sgt. Benjamin Livesay, EOD team member, both assigned to 74th Ord. Co, 303rd Ord. BN, 8th MP BDE was proclaimed the winners at USARPAC EOD Team of the Year competition, and will go on to compete at the Department of the Army Team of the Year.

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Source: Hawaii Army Weekly