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Protect - EOD Warrior Foundation PSA Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians protect the lives and property of others by disarming explosives. It is the most dangerous job in the military. 

The EOD Warrior Foundation provides support for our EOD heroes and their families. We need your help. Donate now at http://eodwarriorfoundation.org/donate.
Marines and Danes give Iraqi Leaders C-IED Training AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq - U.S. Marines and Danish soldiers with Task Force Al Asad gave Iraqi leaders counter – improvised explosive device (CIED) training aboard Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Jan. 31, 2015. The training allowed the Iraqi brigade and battalion-level staff members to experience what their soldiers were learning and would be tested on. The staff received the same formal instruction Marines receive when learning how to combat IEDs.
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.  

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47th Annual EOD Memorial Ball

The 47th Annual EOD Memorial Ball to be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 Ball tickets will go on sale approximately Feburary - March 2015.
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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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Marine Corps EOD News

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MEU Life: EOD protects the force

USS ESSEX, At Sea - Driving down the dusty roads of Iraq or Afghanistan is a dangerous job. Service members need to maintain a combat mindset and keep their eyes out for improvised explosive devices, or IEDs. If they don’t discover one before it’s too...

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Rep. Tom McClintock Introduces Legislation to Honor Fallen Marine Sky Mote

Rep. Tom McClintock, CA-04, today introduced H.R. 979, a bill to honor Marine SSgt Sky Mote, who was killed in Afghanistan on August 10, 2012.  The legislation will designate a mountain peak in the John Muir Wilderness, under which the Mote family...

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Common Ground: EOD Marines, Spanish UME set stage for lasting relationship

MORON AIR BASE, Span - U.S. Marine explosive ordnance disposal technicians with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa laid the foundation for future combined training with their Spanish allies during an introductory training session...

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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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