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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. Read the Full Story
To counter IEDs, EOD techs teach enemy mindset Red wire? Blue wire?   If only being an explosive ordnance technician were as simple in Afghanistan as it is in Hollywood. In reality, improvised explosive devices are continually evolving, but perhaps more importantly, so are the tactics used to deploy IEDs. Read the Full Story
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

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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.

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

EOD Memorial

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

Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation

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

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.

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. 

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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EOD blows up beach bomb

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. -- Airmen from 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal destroyed an unexploded ordnance near the beach, which a jogger discovered at Perdido Key, Fla., March 12, 2014.    Local law enforcement contacted EOD to dispose of the...

Mock projectile gives authorities a scare

LAURINBURG — It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s … a projectile training device.   What looks like a small missile, and what has been identified by Fort Bragg spokesperson Ben Abel as a Yugoslavian 74 Projectile Training Aid, was found in some brush on the side of Stewartsville...

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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