Dog Digs up Mortar in Charleston Backyard

Charleston, South Carolina A dog is being called a hero from his owner after digging up a WWI-era UXO in the yard of a North Charleston home. The North Charleston Police Department (NCPD) responded to a residence after a caller said his dog, Arthur, dug up what appeared to be a mortar.

Arthur's owner, Vincent Webb, said, "He came out, went to the bathroom, and started digging. When he started digging, I went over and looked at it, found out it was a World War I artillery shell."

Area residents were evacuated while the Charleston County Sheriff's Office bomb squad and Joint Base Charleston EOD worked to secure the ordnance. The specific identification of the mortar was not reported.

"This guy right here is basically my life and he saved his dad's life," Vincent told reporters. "All the times I dig out here because I have a garden here, I never knew it was there. I could have hit it with my shovel and detonated it. I'm just glad the hero here found it."

Editor's note - the bomb squad did not release the exact type of ordnance - it was likely a WWII item as the area previously served as a WWII era practice range.

UXO Technician III - San Clemente Island, CA

Ordnance Holdings, Inc. (OHI) is actively seeking UXO Technicians III (multiple positions) to provide support to the Southern California Tactical Training Range (SCTTR) located at San Clemente Island (SCI), CA.

UXO Technician IIII full-time / long-term positions with excellent pay and benefits.

Responsibilities / Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Performing reconnaissance and range inspections.
  • Identify and classify UXO and military munitions, to include identifying whether a military munition's fuze is armed or unarmed.
  • Perform location of subsurface UXO using military and/or civilian detection equipment.
  • Assist in performing excavation procedures on buried UXO.
  • Assist in transporting and storing UXO and demolition materials.
  • Move/consolidate Munitions and Explosives of Concern (MEC) and Material Potentially Presenting an Explosive Hazard (MPPEH) on the range.
  • Processing MPPEH and certifying Material Documented as Safe (MDAS).
  • Configure and monitor common operating picture displays.
  • Coordinating, reviewing, and managing a dynamic training schedule for Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Army units, Natural Resources Office (NRO) personnel, and other designated Federal and State agencies.
  • Communicating via radio and telephone to airborne, land and sea-based units as required.
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UXO Technician II - Fort Irwin, CA

Apply online: https://koman.clearcompany.com/careers/

Be appreciated for a job well done! That is exactly what it's like working for the Natives of Kodiak (NOK) family of companies. KOMAN Government Solutions, LLC (KGS), is a wholly-owned 8(a) subsidiary of the Natives of Kodiak, an Alaska Native Corporation. KGS is characterized by our financial stability, positive and profitable growth, and an excellent safety record. Our client base includes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard, National Guard Bureau, and General Services Administration, as well as various state, municipal, and commercial entities. KGS's core business lines include environmental compliance, investigation, and remediation; unexploded ordnance (UXO); operation and maintenance (O&M) projects; long-term monitoring (LTM); and construction. KGS provides our clients with more than 100 employees, 10 offices nationwide, and past performance in 46 states.

We have an immediate need for a UXO Technician II to support our client base at Fort Irwin, CA. Do what you love and apply today. We will be in touch!

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UXO Technician I - Central Florida (Full-Time, Multi-Year)

UXO Technician I position in the central Florida area - full-time / long-term position with excellent pay and Union benefits.

Requirements: Must be DDESB TP-18 qualified, high school graduate (or equivalent), and a graduate of EOD or civilian UXO school.

Job Description: When directed, or supervised by a UXO-Qualified person assist in: Performing reconnaissance and classification of UXO. Identifying different types of military munitions, to include identifying whether a military munition's fuze is armed or unarmed. Perform location of subsurface UXO using military and/or civilian magnetometers. Assists in performing excavation procedures on buried UXO. Locates surface UXO using visual means. Assists in transporting and storing UXO and demolition materials. Move/consolidate Munitions and Explosives of Concern (MEC) and Material Potentially Presenting an Explosive Hazard (MPPEH) on the range after it has been evaluated by UXO Qualified personnel and the risk of movement to be acceptable. Assists in range clearance activities, range maintenance, and inspection and/or certification of MPPEH and range related debris before being transferred or released from DoD control. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

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