British EOD Respond to WWII Ordnance in English Garden

Keyham, England Devon and Cornwall Police and Royal Navy EOD responded to a home in Keyham after a man struck a suspected WWII bomb with a spade. A 200-meter cordon was established and homes in the area evacuated.

The man was reportedly helping dig out the rear yard of his daughter's home with a builder in preparation for an extension. He told reporters, "We actually found it about a week ago. I hit something with a spade, but we weren't sure what it was at first. Since then, we've had so much rain, the bank collapsed, then there was more rain on Friday, and it's been revealed more and more."

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Japanese Grenade Found During Garage Cleanout

Mercer Island, Washington Police were called to a home in Mercer Island after a resident found a grenade-like while cleaning out his father's garage. The Bellevue Police Bomb Squad responded to inspect the device.

A social media post by the police department identified it as a Type 97 Japanese grenade from the Korean War era. It was safely removed and handed over to Joint Base Lewis-McChord EOD for further investigation.

EOD Remove Grenade from British Houseboat

Derbyshire, England Police and British Army EOD responded to Derbyshire after a military grenade was found on a 'narrowboat.' A 100-meter cordon was established as technicians worked to determine the ordnance was inert.

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UXO Technician III - Ocala, FL - Full Time CBA / Union Position

UXO Technician III - Pinecastle Range - Ocala, FL - Full Time CBA / Union Position

Ordnance Holdings, Inc. (OHI) a Tampa, Florida based unexploded ordnance (UXO) and engineering & environmental services company is looking for a well-qualified UXO Technician III position at Pinecastle Range in Ocala, Florida. Full time position under an existing Union Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).

Minimum Education Level

  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Graduate of a military Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) School at Eglin AFB or Indian Head, MD.

Minimum Experience Requirement

  • Eight (8) years' prior military Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and/or commercial Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) experience in range clearance operations, explosive ordnance recognition, handling, inspection, handling, retrieval, electric and non-electric demolition procedures, disposal and Material Potentially Presenting an Explosive Hazard (MPPEH) categorization and certification.
  • Ability to speak, read, and write English.

Description of General Duties

  • Performs reconnaissance and classification of UXO
  • Identifies different types of military munitions, to include identifying whether a military munition's fuze is armed or unarmed.

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Ordnance Found Near Popular Beach Areas

Destin, Florida The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office announced a planned detonation of three bombs found last month in the waters off the Florida panhandle. The discoveries include two 250-pound bombs and a 1,000-pound bomb, estimated to be approximately 80 years old, according to a news release issued by county officials.

Eglin Air Force Base reported that the bombs were found in January in Choctawhatchee Bay, which borders popular tourist destinations such as Destin and Fort Walton Beach. The ordnance was located in an area reportedly previously used as a bombing range.

Divers from a Navy EOD Mobile Unit are scheduled to detonate the three bombs. The ordnance was discovered in two separate locations. The 250-pound bombs were found near Two Georges Marina in Shalimar, Florida, and the 1,000-pound bomb was found during an Air-Force funded remedial investigation of the Bay Legacy Range.

Bomb Safely Removed from Construction Site at Florida Airport

Brooksville, Florida Construction workers unearthed a 1,000-pound WWII-era bomb at Brooksville Tampa Bay Regional Airport in Florida, prompting evacuations while experts responded to evaluate the potential threat.

According to Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis, the ordnance was "so rusted and decayed" that there was no immediate way of telling if it was live. The Citrus County bomb squad initially responded to the scene. They called the AF EOD for technical support since the item was military ordnance.

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Dog Uncovers WWII Era UXO Along Dunes

Winterton, England A man walking the beach with his 6-year-old cocker spaniel was shocked to see what his dog named Luna uncovered while walking along the sand dunes, a 2-inch mortar round. The man called the police to report the fins who responded and established an exclusion zone around the item.

EOD was called in to investigate and they determined the ordnance was indeed a WWII era mortar round. EOD safely counter-charged the hazard in an open detonation.

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One Man's Trash is Another Man's Bomb Scare

Medford, Massachusetts military ordnance thrown out with the trash prompted a response from Massachusetts State Police, Medford police, and Medford firefighters. The ordnance was discovered behind a trash can, according to Massachusetts State Police Director of Media Communications Dave Procopio.

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Museum Donation Fuels Bomb Squad Response and 'Rocket Man' Banter

Bellevue, Washington The Bellevue Police Department received a concerning call from the Air Force museum in Dayton, Ohio who reported that they received a call from a man looking to donate a Cold War era rocket to the museum.

Police tracked down the man who made the call and discovered that he purchased the item from an estate sale of deceased man. Police were dispatched to investigate the item along with members of the local bomb squad.

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