California: Former firefighter, arsonist suspected of placing explosives

A former Placerville resident, Benjamin Cunha, who was previously in prison for arson, was arrested Friday on a search warrant related to “improvised explosive devices” placed in locations in El Dorado and Sacramento counties. Now living in Orangevale Cunha, 41, Read More …

California: Placer County Sheriff gets its first certified bomb detection dog

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office welcomed a new member to the team recently: A certified Explosive Ordnance Disposal team dog. Stanley and his handler, Deputy Lamb, have been in training. On Tuesday, the sheriff’s office announced that Lamb and Stanley Read More …

California: Bomb squad detonates improvised explosive device found in Placer County

A bomb squad team safely detonated a potentially deadly improvised explosive device that was found off a road in Placer County earlier this week, the sheriff’s office said. The device looked like a pressure cooker with wires coming from it, Read More …

EOD Airmen train at Fort Irwin’s National Training Center

In a unique inter-service collaboration, the Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight from the 812th Civil Engineer Squadron recently teamed up with the Army’s C Company, 2916th Aviation Battalion, “Desert Dustoff,” for an intensive series of training exercises at the National Training Read More …

California: Man arrested after throwing pipe bombs at San Francisco patrol car during pursuit

A man has been arrested for allegedly knocking a parishioner unconscious inside a San Francisco Catholic church and throwing pipe bombs at a patrol car during a car chase, authorities said Monday. The 42-year-old Concord man was arrested Sunday by Read More …

California man detonates explosive-filled teddy bear in parking lot

A man in California was arrested after he was allegedly caught on surveillance video placing a fluffy teddy bear, filled with explosives, in a parking lot and detonating it. The San Bernardino Police Department said officers responded to a possible explosive Read More …

EOD training simulating deployment grows in its second year

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.— Some of the Air Force’s most dangerous missions are undertaken by Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) squads regardless of the hostilities and hazards of an unpredictable environment. Dangerous and ever evolving threats to people and property Read More …

Marine EOD Tech Inspires Students at San Clemente High School’s Military Appreciation Night

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. – As the sun set on a Friday night football game at San Clemente High School, a different kind of spectacle captivated the crowd during the football team’s military appreciation night, Sept. 8. Marine Read More …