EOD Responds to Alaskan Wildlife Refuge

Cold Bay, Alaska Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson EOD traveled to Cold Bay, near the western end of the Alaska Peninsula, after a local hunter reported what appeared to be a large, unexploded artillery shell. The ordnance was discovered in the federally protected Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, a key habitat for many migratory birds and other wildlife.

According to U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Tyrone Powell, the EOD team leader confirmed that the find was an unexploded military round. Powell said, "It's big artillery. When we pulled it out of the ground, it weighed probably six or seven hundred pounds. It took four of us to pull it out."


Navy EOD Officer Retention Incentive Program

Annapolis, MD The US Navy announced an incentive program for EOD LTs and LCDRs. Under the new EOD bonus system, eligible LTs who sign a four-year contract are eligible for a $72,000 bonus (or $12,500 annually for two more years of service). LCDRs are eligible for up to $100,000 if they agree to four more years of service (or $30,000 for a two-year contract). Navy EOD Officers who are within one year of eligibility may apply for the program through their respective COs.

Air Force EOD dispose of 98 TNT blocks

Article Copied From: eielson.afmil

Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska The U.S. Air Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal team here received a call on Sep. 28, from archaeologists who had unearthed a crate of TNT and executed a controlled detonation near Tok, Alaska.

Air Force EOD members provide an emergency response capability for the Air Force and Joint Commanders to detect, locate, access, diagnose, render safe, recover, and dispose of explosive ordnance. These missions include disposing of ordnance for the Air Force and nearby communities.


EOD Remove 500-lb Drill Bomb Near Utah Interstate

Clearfield, Utah EOD from Hill Air Force Base (AFB)took possession of a 500-pound bomb discovered by a construction crew near Interstate 15 in Provo.

"We were working with the Utah County bomb squad," said Captain Bryce Muzzy. "They were on scene already and we decided it was a hazard we need to go check out immediately. We verified that it was non-hazardous."

According to Capt. Muzzy, the "drill bomb" was built before WWII and was likely used for air crews to load and unload jets. He also noted that the squad has responded to UXO finds in the area before, though perhaps not for such a large ordnance.


EOD Safely Dispose of Training Mine Near Camp Hale

Camp Hale, Colorado Eagle County Sheriff officials reported that Army EOD Army have safely destroyed a WW II-era landmine found by a hiker in the White River National Forest near Camp Hale. The hiker contacted sheriff deputies after discovering a gray metal device with yellow letters on it that appeared to be an old landmine. He took pictures of the device and noted its location in the woods, sheriff's officials said in a social media post.


EOD Responds to Construction Site Adjacent to Ramstein AFB, Germany

Kaiserslautern, Germany German EOD have safely defused a WWII bomb discovered during excavation for a new electric vehicle battery plant. The 550-pound munition was located less than 20 inches underground beneath a concrete slab on the site of the former Opel car factory.

The construction site is situated between the U.S. Army's Rhine Ordnance Barracks and Pulaski Barracks, which led to a temporary delay for some incoming flights to Ramstein Air Base.


Old Munition Removed from Beach by British EOD

Worbarrow Bay, England British EOD responded to a Dorset beach after an ordnance was discovered. The area was cordoned off and the Kimmeridge Coastguard was called to locate the item.

Coastguard tool a picture of the munition and sent it to the bomb disposal team at Tidworth Army Camp. EOD evaluated the image and decided to send a team out to investigate.


Beached Military Flare Detonated by British EOD

Alderney, Bailiwick of Guernsey Bomb disposal experts were called to Alderney to detonate a military flare discovered on Corblets beach. A 100-meter cordon was established around the ordnance while EOD officers from Guernsey safely detonated the flare on the beach.

EOD Responds to Possible Ordnance on UK Beach

Hengistbury Head, United Kingdom Southbourne Coastguard respond to the beach following reports of a possible ordnance on the shore. Responding crews set up a cordon around the area and notified an EOD team from Portsmouth Naval Base for technical support.


U.S. Seizes Illegal Ammunition and Weapons in Gulf of Oman

Source: Navy.mil.

Manama, Bahrain U.S. Naval forces in the Middle East intercepted a fishing trawler smuggling more than 50 tons of ammunition rounds, fuzes and propellants for rockets in the Gulf of Oman along a maritime route from Iran to Yemen.

Navy personnel operating from expeditionary sea base USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) discovered the illicit cargo during a flag verification boarding, marking U.S. 5th Fleet's second major illegal weapons seizure within a month.

Forces from Lewis B. Puller found more than 1 million rounds of 7.62mm ammunition; 25,000 rounds of 12.7mm ammunition; nearly 7,000 proximity fuzes for rockets; and over 2,100 kilograms of propellant used to launch rocket propelled grenades.


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