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Breaking Bad with EOD “Lord of power and might,  whose mercy is everlasting,  guard and guide those who place their lives in the balance  to ensure the safety of those nearby.”    – Rev. Carl Bergstrom, Explosive Ordnance Disposal prayer   YUMA, Ariz. - Over the last decade, the face of modern warfare has evolved. Terms like IED (improvised explosive device), HME  Read the Full Story
CJTF Paladin ends mission in Afghanistan BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan – A chapter in Afghanistan operations history closed Dec. 15 with the end of mission ceremony for Combined Joint Task Force Paladin.   Paladin has provided explosive ordnance disposal and counter improvised explosive device expertise and training for U.S., coalition and Afghan National Security Forces since July 2005. Read the Full Story
Five things: Explosives in Afghanistan U.S. troops in Afghanistan are months away from the 2014 drawdown, but this latest statistic could lift some weight off their shoulders.   Attacks from improvised explosive devices dropped 19 percent for the three-month period that ended July 31, compared with the same time period in 2012.   Still, explosive ordnance disposal technicians train year-round to ensure the safety of deployed service members.   Here’s what you need to know about explosives in Afghanistan: Read the Full Story
One Man’s Attempt to Create a Fertilizer Compound That Won’t Explode “I hope this pans out. It’s in the early stages.”   Kevin Fleming is a humble guy. He knows his creation works in laboratory tests, but he feels it needs more development to see if it’s practical at the industrial scale.   He was referring to his formulation of a new ammonium nitrate fertilizer compound — one that cannot be used as an explosive. Read the Full Story
DARPA bomb disposal bot has human-like hands A bomb-disposal robot designed for DARPA has hands created from prosthetics designed for amputees.   DARPA's Big Dog and Cheetah robots have haunted the nightmares of some, but one of the latest robots to come out of the defence research group has our vote for the creepiest robot the program has produced, hands down — even though its purpose is friendly. Read the Full Story
EOD tech school pays tribute to 11 killed in duty EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, FLA. — The elite school that trains bomb technicians from all branches of the military held a somber ceremony Saturday to mark the deaths of 11 graduates killed in the line of duty last year. Families of the fallen and military dignitaries watched as the men’s names were added to a memorial wall. The 11 deaths in 2012 bring the number of military bomb technicians killed in duty to 298 since World War II. Read the Full Story
Camp Lejeune Marine receives Silver Star Medal CAMP LEJEUNE, ONSLOW COUNTY - A Camp Lejeune Marine was honored with the Silver Star Medal for his actions in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Daniel W. Ridgeway, a Marine currently assigned to Wounded Warrior Battalion-East, received the Silver Star Medal. It's the third-highest combat award in the U.S. military. Read the Full Story
Afghan bomb cost Marine his legs, but not his spirit SAN DIEGO — Marine Staff Sgt. Mark Zambon was in Afghanistan, on his fourth combat deployment as an explosive ordnance disposal technician, when he took a step and heard the ominous click. "I remember flying through the air and coming down on my shoulder," he said. "My eyes were shut, and the radio was blaring that I needed medevac." Read the Full Story

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45th Annual EOD Memorial Ball

The 45th Annual EOD Memorial Ball to be held on Saturday, May 4, 2013  Ball tickets will go on sale approximately Feburary - March 2013.
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Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge

The EOD Badge is a badge of the United States armed forces which recognizes service members, qualified as explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians. Full Story
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EOD Memorial

The EOD Memorial Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring the legacy of our fallen EOD Warriors. Full Story
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Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation

is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that provides assistance to our Wounded EOD warriors. Full Story
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History of EOD

Bomb disposal in the United States dates back to April of 1941. The United States was not yet at war, but we were actively preparing for that eventuality. Full Story

 
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EOD Marines train for unique threats

CENTRAL TRAINING AREA, Japan - Marines with 3rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company and the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit constructed, emplaced, and destroyed mock improvised explosive devices during disruptive-tools training Oct. 23 at the Demolitions 2 Range in the Central Training Area.

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Sweeping without a broom

QUANTICO, Va. - “Digging,” yelled Gunnery Sgt. Gage CoDuto, Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, from a water-eroded crater on Range 7, aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico on Oct. 30, 2013. 

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MWSS-271 Marines, Sailors train on EOD range

CHERRY POINT, N.C. - More than 30 Marines and Sailors with Marine Wing Support Squadron 271 completed a demolition shoot at the Explosive Ordnance Disposal range aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point as part of their annual Mission Essential Task List training Dec. 3.   The Marines...

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Santa arrives for EOD Children’s Christmas Party

SAN DIEGO – Santa arrived to a chorus of squeals of delight and excitement for the children and families of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group One at Turner Field on NAB Coronado December 8th.   The annual event was hosted by EODGRU-1 and featured multiple bounce houses, cookie decorating,...

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Guam bomb experts defuse 500-lb WWII bomb

SANTA RITA, Guam—Sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 5 Det. Marianas successfully performed a render safe procedure at 5:20pm on a World War II-era 500-lb bomb found on the Naval Magazine.    Members of Guam Police Department and Guam Homeland Security/Office of...

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US advisers assist ANSF ahead of explosive ordnance disposal school

LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Afghan National Security Forces are stepping up, preparing and training, against improvised explosive devices as they take full responsibility for security ahead of the U.S. Forces scheduled drawdown in 2014.    IEDs are bombs, constructed and deployed...

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