Kenya: Lamu officers trained on IED detection and response

Law enforcement officers in Lamu county have received landmine and Improvised Explosive Devices awareness training to enable them to enhance their security. The training, which was conducted by the Centre for Civilians in Conflict (Civic), is also meant to enable Read More …

DHS Announces $1.6 Billion in Preparedness Grants

WASHINGTON— Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas today announced $1.6 billion for eight Fiscal Year 2022 preparedness grant programs. Together, these programs provide critical funding to help state and local officials prepare for, prevent, protect against, and respond to Read More …

Senegalese soldiers graduate U.N. Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Basic course

BARGNY, Senegal.– Last week, leaders from U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF) and the 705th Ordnance Company, 242nd OD Battalion Explosive Ordnance Disposal from Fort Polk, Louisiana, attended the graduation ceremony of 18 Senegalese armed forces soldiers who Read More …

Vietnam in need of international support for bomb, mine clearance

To speed up the settlement of bomb and mine consequences, Vietnam needs stronger cooperation and support from international partners, thus ensuring that no more people are killed or injured due to the post-war bombs, mines and unexploded ordnances (UXO), according Read More …

Philippines: PH, US armies train on CBRN, counter-IED operations

The Philippine Army (PA) and the United States Army Pacific (USARPAC) have enhanced their capabilities in responding to chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) threats and improvised explosive devices (IED) during the ongoing Balikatan Exercises held in Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Read More …

US supports Bangladesh military exercise

Service members of the US Military partnered with their Bangladeshi counterparts to participate in the Tiger Lightning 2022 (TL22) training exercise from March 19-31 at Bangladesh Institute of Peace Support Operations Training (BIPSOT). Members of the 5th Security Force Assistance Read More …