U.S., Thai Military commence Humanitarian Mine Action Explosive Ordnance Disposal training in Kingdom of Thailand

RATCHABURI, Kingdom of Thailand – U.S. Marines from 3rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, commenced Humanitarian Mine Action Levels 1 and 2 Explosive Ordnance Disposal training with Royal Thai Military Thailand Mine Action Center counterparts, in Ratchaburi, Kingdom of Thailand, November 14, 2022.

HMA is an ongoing program between the U.S. and Kingdom of Thailand to provide training in order to build partner capacity in safe disposal of existing landmines and explosive remnants of war. The courses combine classroom instruction covering basic to intermediate EOD techniques, detailed ordnance classes, and disposal techniques, along with several range days for practical application of the skills learned.

Ultimately, during the course of the training the team from 3rd EOD Company will train 28 students, directly contributing to Thailand’s ability to conduct HMA and eliminate the threat of landmines and unexploded ordinance.

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Source: DVIDS