FOB WARHORSE, Iraq (Sept. 10, 2008) Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Null, left, and Petty Officer 2nd Class Brian Sheffield, both assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EOD MU) 12, reload 5.56mm magazines during periodic weapons assessment at Forward Operating Base Warhorse. The assessment allows EOD team members the opportunity to ensure optimal weapon performance while maintaining combat readiness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mario A. Quiroga/
Early bomb disposal involved the operator getting to the device and defusing it whilst being next to it. Robots, CCTV and small tracked vehicles have provided the opportunity to attend disposals from a safe distance.
Sicily (Jan. 27, 2003) -- Quartermaster 1st Class Brian Proctor examines an inert mortar round in an attempt to identify it during an exercise scenario resembling a terrorist attack on a military camp. Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eight Detachment Four (EOD MOBDET 8, Det. 4) is undergoing their final evaluation problem, a week-long series of scenarios to certify their qualification for performing EOD procedures. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Damon J. Moritz.
Navy explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) diver attaches an inert "Satchel Charge" to a training mine, during exercises in waters off Naval Base Guantanamo Bay Cuba. (Had a former student who joined the Navy in this field. Much respect!
Airman 1st Class Nicholas Mazza,8th Civil Engineer Sqdn explosive ordnance disposal tech,& Staff Sgt.Christopher Dahmen,8th CES EOD technician,prepare their robot to investigate suspicious package at Kunsan Air Base,Republic of Korea,May 6,2014.EOD robot supports wing's mission by allowing Airmen to get close to suspicious objects without risking life.From N.Ireland so know bravery & daily stress of EOD technicians.(USAF Senior Airman Armando A.Schwier-Morales)