52nd EOD takes lead in testing Army’s newest bomb suit

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. – Explosive Ordnance Disposal, or EOD, Soldiers put their lives on the line when-ever they’re called into action, and their protective equipment can mean the difference between life and death. Fort Campbell’s 52nd Ordnance Group (Explosive Ordnance Read More …

Inside the Army’s new training program for special operations bomb techs

After scanning the doorway ahead, the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) tech dropped to his knees and brought his attention to the loose brown soil in front of him now blurred by out-of-focus night vision goggles. A quick adjustment to the Read More …

‘It’s only four more laps’ – EOD soldier sets a world record running a mile in a 96-pound bomb suit

Running a mile may not sound so tough, but things get a lot harder when you’re wearing a clunky 84-pound blast-proof bodysuit and 12-pound helmet. That takes a few extra spoonfuls of determination, especially when you’re trying to break a Read More …

Soldiers team with Airmen, civil agencies for EOD exercise

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Alaska – Soldiers and Airmen from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Explosive Ordnance Disposal units conducted an exercise March 22 through 25 in partnership with EOD personnel with the Anchorage Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation. “The overall Read More …

Training center’s mission impacts post-war regions around world

When the war has ended, its work has just begun. The Humanitarian Demining Training Center’s impact can be felt across continents, countries and conflicts as a post-war resource supporting the removal of explosive remnants of battle amongst other efforts to Read More …

AMCOM employee serves in dual intel role as Soldier, civilian

As a third generation service member, joining the military was never really a question for Staff Sgt. Jordan Summers — he knew he wanted to serve his country. However, after moving around the globe during his childhood, he chose the Read More …

KFOR military working dog handlers train with MAT Kosovo

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Regional Command-East, Kosovo Force, travelled to Peja/Peć on March 9 to train with Mine Action Training Kosovo, a humanitarian demining school that trains students in explosive ordnance disposal and identification. 1st Lt. Taylor Firn, officer Read More …