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  • 23 May 2014
    Training & Education

    Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8 (EODMU 8), Platoon 802 wrapped up their participation in exercise Open Spirit 2014, May 22.   Held annually in one of the Baltic States, the exercise aims to clear shipping routes, communication lines, and fishing areas and search for and dispose of explosive ordnance left over on […]

  • 31 July 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Israeli Navy recently hosted explosive ordnance disposal divers from the navies of the US and France for mine countermeasure exercise Noble Melinda 2018. The exercise focused on enhancing cooperation and regional maritime security by sharing tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) and fostering stronger interoperability between the participants. “This year’s exercise was a huge success. […]

  • 27 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8, Det. Europe participated in trilateral field training Exercise Magre at Naval Station Rota, Spain, Nov. 18 – 22. U.S., Spanish and German forces participated in the exercise that focused on improvised explosive device (IED)- related training including, using X-ray diagnostics, robots and other critical skill sets in combat […]

  • 19 September 2019
    Vessels

    The US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) and members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8 participate in the first Recognized Environmental Picture Augmented by Maritime Unmanned Systems REP (MUS) exercise hosted by the Portuguese Navy in Lisbon, Portugal, from September 8 to 20, 2019. “We’re committed to regional stability […]

  • 13 May 2014
    Training & Education

    Members of US Navy’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8 (EODMU 8) are participating in the international naval force exercise Open Spirit 2014, which kicked off its active phase in the Irbe Strait and the waters off the western Latvia coast, May 12.   Held annually in one of the Baltic States, exercise participants hone […]

  • 10 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Members of the U.S. Navy’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8 conduct a paradrop training exercise with Spanish Special Forces on March 26th.   These operations, which were held in Rota, Spain, also included fast rope and cast recovery operations. [mappress] NavalToday Staff, April 10, 2014; Image:Lt. Cmdr. Scott “Smoke” Moak/US Navy

  • 10 March 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Spanish marine casts out of a U.S. Navy SH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Dragon Whales of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28. The training was conducted during helicopter rope suspension drills in Rota, Spain. The training is a joint evolution between Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8, Detachment Rota, and Spanish […]

  • 29 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Members of a Latvian explosive ordnance disposal team used demolition charges to detonate a World War II-era German bottom-mine in Estonian waters, in the Baltic Sea. The operation was conducted as part of the conducting mine countermeasures operations in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Estonia during Exercise Open Spirit 2015. EODMU-8 is working […]

  • 25 November 2014
    Training & Education

    Last week (November 17 – 21) the bilateral exercise MAGRE-14 was conducted in the Bay of Cadiz with participation of Spanish Mine Countermeasures Divers (UBMCM) and U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians (EODMU-8). The exercise was oriented towards the implementation of interoperability procedures between the participating diving units, among them different tactics and techniques like […]

  • 13 May 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    From May 4-8, the Mine Countermeasures Force (FMCM), with its MCM Diving Unit, organized exercise MAFRE-15 off the coast of Cartagena with participation of the U.S. Navy’s EODMU-8 stationed in Rota Naval Base, the Portuguese Navy’s Destacamento de Mergulhadores Sapadores Num 1 and the Spanish Navy’s MCM Diving Unit. The Exercise was oriented towards underwater […]

  • 5 August 2013
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy participated in Exercise Noble Melinda, July 22 – Aug. 1, in the Mediterranean Sea near Haifa, Israel. The exercise was an annual training event that was not associated with, or a reaction to, any real-world events, the US Navy informed. Noble Melinda is an annual maritime exercise designed to increase interoperability by […]

  • 10 April 2014
    Training & Education

    A bilateral course on “Investigations after Explosions” was held in Cartagena from March 31st to April 4th. It was attended by four members from Spanish Mine Countermeasures Divers Unit (UBMCM), two amphibious sappers from the Army EOD Unit, and eight explosive disposal technicians from the 8th U.S. Mobile Unit (EODMU-8).   The exercise was organized […]

  • 13 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Spanish Navy-hosted mine countermeasures exercise ESP Minex 19 concluded in the Western Mediterranean Sea on May 10, after two weeks of evolutions. ESP Minex 19 is an advanced annual exercise for mine countermeasures units and surface, submarine, and air mining and force protection assets. Participants included 13 MCM vessels, multiple dive teams, and unmanned […]

  • 21 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy explosive ordnance disposal specialists joined forces with maritime forces from the Republic of Croatia for an experimental mine countermeasures (MCM) operation in Croatian waters on August 17. In a combined partnership between US Sixth Fleet, the US Office of Naval Research, and Croatian Naval Forces, the operation was the last in a series of three […]

  • 29 July 2014
    Authorities

    The U.S. Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11 held a change of command ceremony July 25 at Naval Outlying Landing Field Imperial Beach, California. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Ford Ewaldsen Jr. relieved Cmdr. Keith Dowling as Commanding Officer of EODMU-11.   Dowling assumed command of EODMU-11 in April 2012. During his time as commander, […]

  • 26 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The fourth annual exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Bangladesh commenced with an opening ceremony at Naval Base Issa Khan, Sept. 25.   Continuing through Sept. 30, CARAT Bangladesh 2014 consists of six days of shore-based and at-sea training events designed to address shared maritime security priorities, develop relationships and enhance cooperation among participating […]

  • 2 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The annual bilateral exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) will see U.S. and Indonesian navies come together from August 2-8. The exercise will take place on the ground in Surabaya and in the waters and airspace of the Java and Bali Seas. More than 500 U.S. Sailors will participate in CARAT Indonesia alongside their […]

  • 21 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy Diver and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician training teams completed their third stop of the Southern Partnership Station-Joint High Speed Vessel (SPS-JHSV) 15 mission Sept. 14. The training took place in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala as part of the Adaptive Force Package (AFP) onboard USNS Spearhead (EPF 1), operated by the Military Sealift Command. While […]

  • 9 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Southern Partnership Station Joint High Speed Vessel 2014 (SPS-JHSV 14) mission came to an end and the vessel returned from deployment Oct. 7 after concluding a successful four-month deployment involving subject matter expert exchanges (SMEE) in Belize, Guatemala, Colombia, and Honduras. SPS-JHSV 14 focused on building partner capacity with host-nation counterparts and fostering relationships […]

  • 20 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s helicopter mine countermeasures squadron (HM) 15 carried out annual airborne mine countermeasures (AMCM) training at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) for almost two weeks earlier in October. HM-15’s annual helicopter advanced readiness program (HARP) HAWKEX training is conducted at NSWC PCD where the squadron can receive technical support to equipment used […]

  • 18 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), operated by the Military Sealift Command, arrived in Cartagena, Colombia for the Southern Partnership Station-Joint High Speed Vessel 2015 (SPS-JHSV 15) mission, Sept. 16. On Spearhead’s fourth stop it delivered three Adaptive Force Package (AFP) elements ashore- Navy Divers, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technicians and a Mass […]

  • 1 September 2013
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy and Australian Defense Force (ADF) successfully recovered and disposed of the live ordnance emergency-jettisoned by two AV-8B Harrier aircraft on July 16 off the coast of Queensland, Australia. The two inert and two unarmed live rounds were located by Royal Australian Navy minehunter HMAS Gascoyne on August 16. The two unarmed live […]

  • 24 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy Diver and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician training teams completed their second stop of the SPS-JHSV 15 mission on August 21 in Big Creek, Belize as part of the Adaptive Force Package (AFP) onboard USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), operated by the Military Sealift Command. USNS Spearhead is deployed in support of SPS-JHSV 15, a […]

  • 14 November 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Mine countermeasure and explosive ordnance disposal personnel from five countries met at an opening ceremony for the 19th iteration of Exercise Dugong, on November 11. Dugong 2019 brings mine warfare and dive teams from United States of America, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand together for two weeks to practice contemporary mine warfare […]

  • 8 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12 and the Onondaga Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad staged a “Hollywood” explosion at the New York State Fairground June 6. The explosion marked one of the first events during a week full of interaction between Navy Sailors and the city of Syracuse. “These type of trainings and […]

  • 23 January 2012

    Sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 rescued two local fishermen off the rocks in Apra Harbor, Guam Jan. 20. Following routine morning exercises outside the harbor, EODMU 5 divers and technicians spotted the distressed men stranded at the harbor’s entrance and assisted them safely to Family Beach near Cabras Island in Piti. […]

  • 5 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    When members of Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2’s Area Search Platoon (ASP) participated in a controlled exercise with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12, EOD technicians were able to execute their mission in a fraction of the time. EODMU 12 was tasked to find mine shapes off the coast of Key West, […]

  • 30 January 2012
    Training & Education

      A Sailor assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12 embarked in the Canadian navy ship HMCS Summerside died while conducting diving operations off the coast of North Carolina in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan. 26. The service member was transported to Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune and was pronounced dead on arrival. The service […]

  • 30 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 3 held a change of command ceremony Sept. 26 at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, Calif.   During the ceremony, Cmdr. John D. Porter relieved Cmdr. Lawrence E. Hall as commanding officer of EODMU 3. Hall, who enlisted in the Navy in May 1985, is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic […]