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Wounded troops battle obstacles to sex and intimacy Sept. 7, 2011, began as just another day in Afghanistan for Army Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Causey, an explosives technician with 760th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company. Halfway through a scheduled yearlong deployment, his unit received a call about a suspicious device in a culvert. The box, masked in tape with a long wire snaking from it, appeared to be a hoax but had to be investigated nonetheless.  
MARINES, UGANDAN SERVICE MEMBERS COMPLETE JOINT TRAINING ENGAGEMENT CAMP SINGO, Uganda -- U.S. Marines and Sailors with SPMAGTF Crisis Response-Africa completed a joint training engagement with service members of the Ugandan People’s Defense Force in Camp Singo, Uganda. The engagement, which spanned from Oct. - Dec., covered basic infantry tactics, civil engineering, demolitions, 
Bombs Away: EOD Disposes of Explosive Threats CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - Thick gray smoke filled the air after the loud bang. But, don’t worry; explosive ordnance disposal technicians actually produced the blast to make the area safer. Marines from EOD Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, participated in their end of the year field training exercise Dec. 8-17, 2014, aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Kimmerling saluted Sunday for Operation Fan Mail The Green Bay Packers and WPS Health Insurance paid special tribute to Sergeant Michael Kimmerling during Sunday’s Packers-Bears game for ‘Operation Fan Mail.’ Kimmerling, originally from Phelps, Wis., enlisted with the U.S. Marine Corps in December 2006 and graduated from the School of Infantry – West as a meritorious lance corporal and machine gunner.
Marines, Robots, high school student MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - Marines with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, provided a robotics demonstration to several students at Lejeune High School Oct. 3, 2014.

The school requested the Marines give the demonstration because the students are beginning their robotics curriculum of the Bio-Tech Department course of study.
Marines, SWAT, firefighters compete in Urban Shield 2014 ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif. - Once a year, Urban Shield—one of the most highly anticipated police events in the nation—takes place in Alameda County, California. Urban Shield is a four-day event that brings together local, regional and federal law enforcement agencies to include U.S. military service members as well as detachments from allied nations to share tactics and best practices in crisis response.  
Marines train to defeat explosive devices in contaminated environments MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – Marines with 2nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion conducted a cross-training field exercise with a Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Defense detachment from Headquarters Regiment, at EOD Training Area 2 aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Sept. 25 and 26.
EOD hosts joint IED, terrorist training MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C. - The Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Explosive Ordnance Disposal team hosted a unique class on improvised explosive devices and the terrorist mindset aboard the Air Station, March 17 – 21.   The class was taught from a terrorist perspective so participants can understand not only an IED and how it works but also the antagonists behind the device.

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46th Annual EOD Memorial Ball

The 46th Annual EOD Memorial Ball to be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 Ball tickets will go on sale approximately Feburary - March 2014.
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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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Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation

is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that provides assistance to our Wounded EOD warriors."]Merck, Schering-Lough deal gives companies more firepower in a competitive industry. 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 disposes of explosive threats

Thick gray smoke filled the air after the loud bang. But, don’t worry; explosive ordnance disposal technicians actually produced the blast to make the area safer.

Marines from EOD Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, participated in their end...

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Rocket wrench safely defuses unexploded ordnance

CENTRAL TRAINING AREA, OKINAWA, Japan – “Fire in the hole, fire in the hole, fire in the hole!” echoes throughout the range as the charging button is pushed. A loud bang rings out as a fuse is removed from an explosive device rendering it safe for removal. Explosive...

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Afghan Yar, the police officer who defused 6000 bombs

An Afghan police officer and member of the explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team, Afghan Yar has defused at least 6000 improvised explosive device (IED) together with his colleague.

Afghan Yar was introduced by the Ministry of Interior (MoI) to reporters on Wednesday, describing his devotion...

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Australian soldiers clear over six tonnes of explosives from World War II battle site at Bougainville.

Australian soldiers have cleared more than six tonnes of unexploded hand grenades and mortars from a World War II battle site on the island of Bougainville, east of Papua New Guinea. The huge haul of munitions came in just the first week of Operation Render Safe 2014. The Australian-led international...

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How Many Soldiers Were Exposed to Chemical Weapons in Iraq?

By: CAROL GIACOMO One of the more scandalous secrets from America’s decade in Iraq is coming to light. Defense officials have now acknowledged that, since 2003, more than 600 American service members have reported that they believe they were exposed to chemical warfare agents in Iraq. The Pentagon...

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