France to deploy 90,000 police officers to patrol New Year’s Eve festivities

Speaking at a press conference, Darmanin cited a “very high terrorist threat” because, in part, of “what is happening in Israel and Palestine,” referring to the Israel-Hamas war. Darmanin said that police for the first time will be able to Read More …

300 More U.S. Troops Deploy to U.S. Central Command

An additional 300 U.S. troops will deploy to the U.S. Central Command area of operations from the continental United States, Pentagon Press Secretary Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder said today. These troops will provide capabilities in explosive ordnance disposal, Read More …

Sri Lanka: UN pre-deployment team scheduled to inspect troops for deployment in Mali

A high-level UN Assessment and Advisory Team are scheduled to inspect self-sustenance equipment, combat vehicles and accessories, de-mining devices, Explosive Ordnance Devices, logistic and medical equipment, military hardware and witness mock demonstrations during their visits (March 20-25) to the 1 Read More …

Cambodian Blue Hat EOD battalion return home from Mali

After 273 Cambodian Blue Hats left for Mali on January 7, 46 Cambodian Blue Hat explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) troops returned home from the African nation. The squad returned home yesterday after the successful completion of the humanitarian mission to Read More …

Ivory Coast to withdraw from UN peacekeeping force in Mali

Ivory Coast will be gradually withdrawing its military contingent from the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali (MINUSMA) after the continued detention of 46 Ivorian soldiers who have been accused of being mercenaries. The announcement was made in a letter, Read More …

EU Pledges Military Help for Niger

The EU official said Brussels had “drawn the lessons from our past experience in Mali in particular and that is why we don’t want to have a large-scale EU training mission for Niger”. The official said the mission would involve Read More …

Fort Hood: EOD technicians return from deployment to Central Command area of operations

FORT HOOD, Texas – Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians returned to Fort Hood, Texas, following a recent deployment in support of U.S. Army Special Forces detachments in the Central Command area of operations. The Fort Hood, Texas-based 752nd Ordnance Company (EOD) Read More …

18th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company returns home from deployment to Iraq

FORT BRAGG, North Carolina – The 18th Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) returned home to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Nov. 30, after serving as the sole EOD company in Iraq for six months. The company deployed to Iraq with nine Read More …

Citizen-Soldiers of 202nd Ordnance Company embark on overseas deployment

Families and friends of the Georgia Army National Guard’s 202nd Ordnance Company gathered at Burke County High School in Waynesboro, Georgia for a farewell ceremony heralding the unit’s upcoming overseas deployment. The Citizen Soldiers of the 202nd will join more Read More …