Fort Wainwright –The 65th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, known casually as the Far North Bomb Squad, is an Army unit based at Fort Wainwright.
While their daily work and operations primarily support the Army and Department of Defense, they also provide regular assistance to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies throughout the northern half of the state.
“In the Fairbanks area, we respond to two to three suspicious items or packages each year. They are not usually real threats, but it has happened in the past,” said Company Commander Capt. Sarah Gold.