Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, EOD Conduct VBSS Exercise in the Philippine Sea

PHILIPPINE SEA – Explosive Ordinance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 3 Sailors, embarked on the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), conducted a helicopter visit, board, search and seizure training aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) in conjunction with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 and Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 71 to enhance maritime interdiction operations (MIO) skillsets.

“Maritime security and interdiction operations showcase the U.S. Navy’s capability and willingness to protect the lawful uses of the sea and deter illicit activity,” said Rear Adm. J.T. Anderson, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 3. “These operations are designed to enhance and sustain our proficiency while visibly countering malign influence, especially in vital areas of international maritime trade.

”EODMU 3 platoon 322 led the training after fast-roping onto Dewey’s flight deck to tactically secure the vessel, search for and respond to realistic improvised explosive devices (IEDs) found during MIOs.

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Source: U.S. NavyCommander, U.S. Pacific Fleet