Joint service EOD techs join forces to destroy 12,000-pound missile cache


NEVADA TEST AND TRAINING RANGE, Nev. – U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians teamed up to destroy a 12,000-pound missile cache.

EOD Soldiers from the Fort Irwin, California-based 759th Ordnance Company (EOD) and Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri-based 763rd EOD Company worked with EOD Airmen from Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, and Marine Corps EOD technicians from the Camp Hansen, Japan-based 3rd EOD Company during the range clearance operation.

The 759th EOD Company is part of the 3rd EOD Battalion, 71st EOD Group and 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (CBRNE) Command, the U.S. Department of Defense’s premier all hazards formation. The 763rd Ordnance Company (EOD) is assigned to the 242nd EOD Battalion, 71st EOD Group and 20th CBRNE Command.


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Source: U.S. Army