Mine Exploitation: What Happens When the Fleet Has to Clear Modern, Unknown Mines?

Across from the quarterdeck of the Naval School, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), the EOD Memorial bears the names of the 343 military EOD technicians killed in the line of duty since the beginning of the EOD career field. The earliest Read More …

EXU-1 Change of Command Highlights Strategic Mission and “Fellowship of Doers”

INDIAN HEAD, Md. — Cmdr. Eric Hui relieved Cmdr. Edgar Britt as commanding officer of Expeditionary Exploitation Unit 1 (EXU-1) during a change of command ceremony onboard Naval Support Facility Indian Head, May 26. EXU-1 was first established in 2006 Read More …

EXU-1, FBI Host Maritime Post-Blast Investigation Course at NAS Key West

Expeditionary Exploitation Unit 1 (EXU-1) and the FBI’s Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) Section conducted a maritime post-blast investigation course at Naval Air Station (NAS) Key West, Florida, Jan. 19-28. The U.K. Royal Navy Diving and Threat Exploitation Group (DTXG) and Read More …

NSWC IHD, EXU-1 Team Up for NATO’s Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Center of Excellence Technical Exploitation in Underwater Environments Event

Cartagena, Spain – Expeditionary Exploitation Unit One (EXU-1) is renowned in U.S. military circles as being the preeminent authority for investigating and recovering post-blast forensics. U.S. allies now recognize this reputation as well, following their July NATO visit in Cartagena, Read More …

EXU-1, Marines, and Energetics Manufacturing Department Team Up for Joint Forces

When the Navy’s Expeditionary Exploitation Unit-1 (EXU-1) teamed up with the U.S. Marine Corps’ Littoral Explosive Ordnance Neutralization (LEON) group for the first joint evolution with Marine explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) operators, they received some unexpected help from the Naval Read More …

EXU-1 Leads EOD Cross-Functional Team Effort

Indian Head, Md. – When sending care packages overseas to deployed troops, the contents usually contain items such as toiletries, snacks, video games and other types of sundries. For the personnel attached to Expeditionary Exploitation Unit 1 (EXU-1), however, the Read More …

EXU-1 Receives Navy Unit Commendation from Secretary of the Navy

Indian Head, Md. – Expeditionary Exploitation Unit 1 (EXU-1) personnel are widely regarded as the Navy’s premier mobile explosive ordnance disposal expeditionary and technical exploitation unit. With the reception of the Navy Unit Commendation (NUC) from the Secretary of the Navy, 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 …