Accident at Naval School EOD Under Investigation

Eglin AFB, Florida An explosive accident occurred at the Naval EOD school involving a contractor. Details of the explosion are under investigation but Navy officials did announce the accident occurred at the D-52 range, one of four demolition training areas at the school.

According to spokesperson for Eglin AFB, the contractor was airlifted to a medical facility and is in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries. No students or staff at the school were injured. An investigation into the explosion's cause is underway.

Resident Brings WWII Era Round to Police Station

Seekonk, Massachusetts An unfired 3-inch projectile was brought to the station by a local resident who claimed that the round came from family member who was a World War II veteran. Officers carefully relocated the item to the outside of the building after clearing an exclusion zone.

The bomb squad responded as well as Navy EOD who transported the round (specific type not reported) for proper disposal.

We Will Never Forget and Ordnance Holdings, Inc. (OHI) would like to honor and remember all the people who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on September 1, 2001. We also send our heartfelt gratitude to the first responders and all who risked and gave their own lives to save others in the midst of all the chaos.

The events of 9/11 also profoundly impacted the EOD community with "personnel deployed in support of the operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. The operations would prove to be extremely hazardous with the widespread use of IEDS and VBIEDS by insurgents and al-Qaeda operatives. More than 130 U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marine Corps EOD personnel lost their lives over the duration of the operations. Although the operations in Afghanistan and Iraq took a heavy toll on the EOD community, it is immeasurable how many lives they saved."

To all of the families and friends of those who were impacted by the tragedies of that day, we promise to never forget.

Former Crane Employee Charged With Stashing Ammo In Basement

Loogootee, Indiana The U.S. Attorney for Southern Indiana reports a federal grand jury has returned an indictment on Timothy L. Guy, 74, Loogootee, charging him with possession of stolen U.S. government property including over 10,000 rounds ammunition.

Guy had worked at the Army Ammunition Activity Center at Crane for 38 years. The munitions, allegedly stolen from work, were found in Guy's basement. Police as well as the ATF and the Crane EOD unit supported the removal and disposal of the ammunition.

If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000 on each count. He is also facing a federal possession of child pornography count. That penalty is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Warning Issued as Resident Brings Home WWII Flare from Beach

Ardrossan , Scotland Bomb disposal experts were called to Ardrossan after a phosphorus flare that was found washed up on the town's beach earlier was brought back to a home in the area. Witnesses reported a heavy police presence including fire engines, ambulance, and EOD from Faslane who were there to assist with the dangerous situation.

A spokesperson from Police Scotland said, "We received a call around 11.15pm relating to an item that was found on Ardrossan beach and had been taken to an address on Park View, Ardrossan. Officers alongside Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) attended. The item requires further examination and enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances."

The suspected UXO is thought to be part of an estimated million and a half tons of war surplus that was decommissioned at the second-biggest military port of Cairnryan after WWII and later dumped at sea around the West coast of Scotland.

People have been requested to stay vigilant and avoid picking up any strange objects on the beach, and instead, alert the coastguard on 999.

Utility Contractors Find WWII Era Bomb

Derbyshire Village, United Kingdom workers from the Western Power Distribution company laying new utility lines made an explosive discovery when they found a WWII era bomb in Earl Sterndale. EOD was called out to investigate and respond to the find.


UK Coastguard Issues Warning Regarding Military Flares

Sandymouth, United Kingdom A Coastguard team in North Cornwall issued a warning regarding military flares on Cornish beaches. The Bude Coastguard Rescue Team published the warning after it was called to two separate incidents in 24 hours involving military-grade flares.

One of the flares found was marked 'US Navy'. The flares are typically usually used for search and rescue operations or to cordon off areas. The warning posted to the Bude Coastguard Rescue Team's social media page, read, "Bude Coastguard Rescue Team were paged for a second time today at 16:49 and once again tasked to investigate a report from Sandymouth Lifeguards of a second phosphorous submarine flare that had been washed up onto the beach and discovered by a member of the public who subsequently handed it to the lifeguards. Understanding the serious danger posed by the object, the lifeguards placed the flare by the cliff face nearby and created a safety cordon."


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