Army EOD Soldiers support combat engineers during wet gap training


FORT RILEY, Kansas – U.S. Army Explosives Ordnance Disposal technicians cleared the way for combat engineers to place an improvised bridge across Milford Lake during wet gap training.

Soldiers from the Fort Riley, Kansas-based 774th Ordnance Company (EOD) and 630th Ordnance Company (EOD) located and defeated mock explosives and enabled the 50th Multi-Role Bridge Company, 5th Engineer Battalion, to build and operate an improved ribbon bridge, Aug. 9 – 11.

Both EOD companies are part of the Fort Riley-based 79th EOD Battalion, Fort Carson, Colorado-based 71st EOD Group and 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (CBRNE) Command. Specialized units from the Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland-based 20th CBRNE Command deploy around the world to enable military operations by confronting and defeating the world’s most dangerous weapons and hazards.

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Source: DVIDS