US Army K9 and handler honored for discovering IED cache in Syria

An Army canine earned rare military honors this month after discovering a cache of explosives in Syria while deployed as part of the U.S.-led mission to defeat the Islamic State. Fritz, a 4.5-year-old military working dog who joined the kennels Read More …

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 …

Task Force Bayonet Soldiers train in electronic warfare

CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti – Soldiers with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry Regiment from Minnesota, conducted Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems training Aug. 17-20. Bravo Company is part of Task Force Bayonet, a group of over 900 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 …