U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers tackle critical missions around world


ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Maryland – U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians save lives and enable operations by confronting and defeating everything from hand grenades to nuclear weapons.

Across the nation and around the world, EOD Soldiers take on the explosives devices that can harm people and hinder operations during combat missions and training exercises.

When a 120mm round got stuck in the barrel of an M1A1 Abrams tank on Fort Irwin, California, Staff Sgt. Caleb S. Canales and Sgt. James L. Phan, EOD technicians from the 759th EOD Company, 3rd EOD Battalion, 71st EOD Group, 20th CBRNE Command, were called to the training range to remove the live round.

U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers tackle critical missions around world
Image: DVIDS. Staff Sgt. Caleb S. Canales has supported 31 EOD missions, including three improvised explosive devices during a deployment to Iraq. He is an EOD team leader in the 759th EOD Company on Fort Irwin, California. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Jacob S. Rafalson, 759th Ordnance Company (EOD).

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Source: DVIDS