U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician earns Master EOD Badge on Fort Irwin

FORT IRWIN, California – A seasoned U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician earned the Master EOD Badge on Fort Irwin, California, Sept. 14. Staff Sgt. Gabriel M. Leon from the 759th Ordnance Company (EOD) earned the badge after eight years Read More …

NSWC IHD Employees Awarded FBI Director’s Award for Excellence in Innovation

Indian Head, Maryland – Three employees from Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division’s (NSWC IHD) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Department received the FBI Director’s Award for Excellence in Innovation at the FBI Critical Incident Response Group’s (CIRG) ceremony last month. Read More …

AFIMSC units earn Air Force Gear of Government awards

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — Two Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center units won Gears of Government awards recently for delivering mission results, customer service and accountable stewardship. The Air Force Category Management Program, part of the Air Read More …

EXU-1 Officer Receives Prestigious Leadership Award

INDIAN HEAD, MD – Lt. Thomas Cowhey, a Platoon Leader with Expeditionary Exploitation Unit One (EXU-1) located at Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Maryland, received the Rear Admiral Draper L. Kauffman Leadership Award on Sept. 29. Kauffman organized the first Read More …

Magawa the mine-detecting rat wins PDSA Gold Medal

An African giant pouched rat has been awarded a prestigious gold medal for his work detecting land mines. Magawa has sniffed out 39 landmines and 28 unexploded munitions in his career. The UK veterinary charity PDSA has presented him with Read More …

Civilian Recognized by EOD Community with Navy’s Highest Honors

Indian Head, Md. – Christopher Cherry, a civilian explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) professional, was recognized with one of the Navy’s highest honors: the Department of the Navy (DON) Distinguished Public Service Award, at the EOD Technology and Training Program Board Read More …

US Navy EOD Members Earn Leadership Awards

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) announced the recipients of the annual Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Leadership Awards on 28 August. The Rear Adm. Drapper L. Kauffman Leadership Award winner is Lt. Thomas Cowhey, assigned to Expeditionary Read More …

A One Man Army: Navy Chief receives Silver Star for heroics against ISIS

A Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) operator received the Silver Star for his actions in Iraq against Islamic State (ISIS) fighters. In April 2019, Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician Matthew J. O’Connor was attached to a Navy SEAL platoon as Read More …

Navy EOD Technician awarded USO’s George Van Cleave Military Leadership Award for 2019

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician First Class Petty Officer Travis Holland, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 11, was honored by the United Service Organization (USO) with the George Van Cleave Military Leadership Award during the 58th Armed Forces Gala Read More …