U.S. Africa Command recently facilitated the training of 15 local personnel in the identification and disposal of unexploded ordnance as part of the U.S. Government’s Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) programme.
Training was provided to 10 members of the Namibian Defense Force (NDF) and 5 members of the Namibian Police (NAMPOL).
The training took place at the NDF military base at Otavi at the end of September.
Three U.S. Navy instructors facilitated the training with the main focus placed on detection, identification, and disposal of explosive remnants of war, to include landmines, grenades, rockets, and artillery shells. Medical training, including first aid, self-aid, and buddy care was also provided. Each participant received a Certificate of Completion for the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Level 1 Course of Instruction.
Source:b Namibia Economist