US kills senior al-Qaeda leader in Syria with drone strike

The US military has killed senior al-Qaeda leader Abdul Hamid al-Matar in a drone strike in Syria, a US Central Command spokesman said. “The removal of this al-Qaeda senior leader will disrupt the terrorist organisation’s ability to further plot and Read More …

Multinational Ardent Defender counter explosive threat exercise concludes in Canada

CANADIAN FORCES BASE BORDEN, Ontario, Canada – Explosive ordnance disposal technicians from 11 different nations improved their life-saving and mission-enabling skills during Exercise Ardent Defender in Canada, Sept. 18 – Oct. 22. The exercise brought together military and law enforcement Read More …

8th ESB hosts East Coast EOD Team of the Year Competition

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams from across the Department of Defense competed in the third-annual East Coast Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team of the Year Competition hosted by 8th Engineer Support Battalion (ESB) on 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 …

U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians train with disruption tools

FORT CAMPBELL, Kentucky – U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians honed their explosive neutralization and disruption skills on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Sept. 13 – 14. The 717th Ordnance Company (EOD) “Jokers” participated in tools training on Range 3A at the Read More …

U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician earns Master EOD Badge on Fort Irwin

FORT IRWIN, California – A seasoned U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician earned the Master EOD Badge on Fort Irwin, California, Sept. 14. Staff Sgt. Gabriel M. Leon from the 759th Ordnance Company (EOD) earned the badge after eight years Read More …

Salaknib ’21; U.S. and Philippine Army Strengthen Partnership

Fort Magsaysay, PHILIPPINES – Approximately 60 soldiers from U.S. Army Pacific Command, led by the 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade, trained side by side with the Philippine Army’s 1st Brigade Combat Team from July 9-31, 2021 at Fort Magsaysay as Read More …

Reserve CBRN Soldiers tackle Toxic Valley

U.S. Soldiers in Europe who specialize in the chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear military occupation don’t often get the chance to train in live chemical agent scenarios. Toxic Valley 2021, an international, open-air chemical warfare agent collection and assessment exercise hosted Read More …