A life-saving ‘game’: Bosnia trains world’s mine-detecting dogs

With her nose in the grass of a Bosnian field, Orna sniffs furiously until she finds her target. She then sits and wags her tail in excitement for the red rubber toy that is her reward. The exercise is only 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 …

NATO Determined to Assist Afghanistan Towards Lasting Peace

This is a historic moment for Afghanistan as Afghans prepare to determine the future of their country through intra-Afghan negotiations. The Afghan people and the world are watching with hope and expectation that, after decades of conflict, peace is within Read More …

Left of bang: Marine EOD unit trains on WWII ordnance in Pacific

For two months in 1944, Marines from the 1st Marine Division alongside soldiers from the Army’s 81st Infantry Division fought a bloody battle for the small coral island of Peleliu, Palau. Roughly 27,000 American troops dropped large amounts of explosives Read More …

Exclusive Video of Kenya’s Bomb Squad at Risky Training

The United Kingdom (UK) and Kenya Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) training programme has returned to the Humanitarian Peace Support School (HPSS) in Nairobi following a five-month disruption due to Covid-19. British High Commissioner to Kenya Jane Marriott visited the UK-supported Read More …

In Burkina Faso, US Troops Train Local Soldiers

The United States’s military involvement in Burkina Faso is opaque. Even diplomats and military officials from other countries who are based in Burkina Faso told the Mail & Guardian that they have little knowledge of what exactly is happening on Read More …