New training concept could be the future of foreign ordnance exploitation

CAMP SCHWAB, OKINAWA, Japan – A Marine shouts, “Fire in the hole!” The proclamation leads to a moment of stillness; silence fills what will soon be a blast site. A loud “whump” precedes an earth-shaking shockwave. Dirt lifts from the Read More …

Marine Is Invited For An Event, But He Doesn’t Know There’s A Dog Waiting For Him

US Marine Sgt. Ross Gundlach served 150 missions in Afghanistan alongside his beloved bomb detection K9, Casey. The yellow Labrador was a brilliant prodigy and she never missed detecting a single explosive. Throughout his tenure, Ross was amazed as Casey 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 …

Task Force Koa Moana 20 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Marines make history on Peleliu

The island of Peleliu, Republic of Palau, is a tropical paradise with dense jungles, coral rock beaches, stretching reefs and sandbars just below the surface of the clear turquoise waves. However, encounters with unexploded ordnance from World War II are Read More …

USMC EOD Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group conduct a Field Evaluation Exercise at Camp Lejeune

U.S. Marines with Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group conduct a Field Evaluation Exercise (FEX) at various locations at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C., Feb. 7, 2020, to assess ability to respond to emerging Read More …

Next-generation bomb suit lightens load for Marines

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Marines will soon receive a lighter and more capable bomb suit for protection against various threats. Fielding in 2020, the EOD Advanced Bomb Suit incorporates several 21st century, next-generation technological advancements intended to help EOD Marines withstand Read More …