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 …

EXU-1, Marines, and Energetics Manufacturing Department Team Up for Joint Forces

When the Navy’s Expeditionary Exploitation Unit-1 (EXU-1) teamed up with the U.S. Marine Corps’ Littoral Explosive Ordnance Neutralization (LEON) group for the first joint evolution with Marine explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) operators, they received some unexpected help from the Naval Read More …

Patrol Squadron (VP) 45 hosted III Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan—Patrol Squadron (VP) 45 hosted members of the III Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team, conducting training to familiarize themselves with the P-8A Poseidon’s weapons systems and aircraft hazards, June 4. The training consisted Read More …

Eyes to the Sky

United States Central Command Area of Operations – Throughout the training pipeline, U.S. Marine Corps Infantrymen can expect to shoot countless rounds, hike endless miles, and navigate acres of land. They show up to the school of infantry where combat Read More …

Modern Problems and Modern Solutions

Undisclosed Location, US Central Command Area of Operations – Just a little under ten years ago, deployed Marines on patrol would have their eyes scanning for the greatest threat at the time – Improvised Explosive Devices. In Afghanistan alone, just Read More …

Humanitarian Mine Action 2021: Morocco, US Boost Military Cooperation

Members of US and Moroccan military forces participated in Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA), Morocco 2021. Commenting on the joint military exercise, the US embassy stated that it aims to train the Moroccan Armed Forces (FAR) on “detecting explosive devices while Read More …

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 …