Fort Sill EOD does more than explosive disposal

Fort Sill’s 741st Explosive Ordinance Company does more than keep soldiers safe on the post and assist local law enforcement. The company also has a secondary mission that most may not be aware of. Explosive ordinance disposal (EOD) specialists are Read More …

N.Y. Army National Guard EOD Techs Partner with FBI for Blast Training

JAMESVILLE, N.Y. – Nearly 30 members from several agencies, including 21 Soldiers from the New York Army National Guard’s 1108th Explosive Ordnance Company, trained with FBI agents on the identification of explosive ordinance at a Jamesville, New York rock quarry Read More …

U.S. Army researchers collaborate with university alliance to advance protection materials

BALTIMORE – The U.S. Army continues to focus on priority research areas through its alliances with universities and industry. The Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments Collaborative Research Alliance, or MEDE CRA, conducted its 2020 fall meeting Oct. 15. This meeting Read More …

Augmented reality dog goggles could help protect Soldiers

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Military working dogs often scout areas for explosives devices and hazardous materials and assist in rescue operations, but giving dogs the necessary commands to perform these missions can put Soldiers in harm’s way. Augmented reality Read More …

U.S. Army cleanups support installation readiness

SAN ANTONIO — The Army’s Environmental Restoration Program, more commonly known as the Army Cleanup Program, addresses a variety of hazardous contaminants and military munitions on Army installations across the globe to bolster readiness. The initiative stemmed from the Defense Read More …

US service member injured in Al-Shabaab attack in Somalia

A US service member was injured in Somalia Monday when Al-Shabaab attacked US and Somali forces, according to the US military. Al-Shabaab attacked the forces using “a vehicle employed as an improvised explosive device and mortar fire,” US Africa Command Read More …

New landmine detection method to reduce false alarm rates

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Landmines pose a serious threat in conflict areas, yet modern detection systems struggle to discriminate between explosives and clutter. A project funded by the Army developed a new method for landmine identification that will greatly Read More …

Preserving Lives on the Battlefield

The U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (MRDC) has learned valuable lessons by studying the Second Battle of Fallujah, which took place in Iraq between November and December 2004. Military historians called it some of the heaviest urban combat Read More …