Patrol Squadron (VP) 45 hosted III Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team


KADENA AIR BASE, Japan—Patrol Squadron (VP) 45 hosted members of the III Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team, conducting training to familiarize themselves with the P-8A Poseidon’s weapons systems and aircraft hazards, June 4.

The training consisted of aircraft safety and egress familiarization training and ordinance familiarization led by the Pelican’s Aviation Ordnance team.

The purpose of this joint training evolution was to expose marine EOD personnel with the P-8A weapons system and capabilities, to include safe handling of munitions should joint operations between units occur in the future. Secondarily, this exercise was to increase and promote interoperability between forces.

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Source: DVIDS