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101st Airborne Division Explosive Ordnance Disposal trains for the unexpected

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Adam Hinman
20th CBRNE Command

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – This is the first time the group’s headquarters was able to conduct training with one of its subordinate battalions, the 184th Ordnance Battalion (EOD), and two of the battalion’s companies, the 49th Ordnance Company (EOD) and 717th Ord. Co. (EOD), at the same time.

The exercise included External Evaluations for the two companies as they prepare to deploy in support of contingency operations in Asia while simultaneously giving the group and battalion an opportunity to increase their level of preparation for no-notice, world-wide deployment.

Staff Sgt. Jason McClure, an explosive ordnance disposal team leader with 717th Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), 184th Ordnance Battalion (EOD), 52nd Ordnance Group (EOD), 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosive Command, is assisted by Spc. Jared Hopson, a team member from the same unit, to put on a bomb suit on the training areas of Fort Campbell, Ky., Feb. 22, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jay Diaz)

Staff Sgt. Jason McClure, an explosive ordnance disposal team leader with 717th Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), 184th Ordnance Battalion (EOD), 52nd Ordnance Group (EOD), 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosive Command, is assisted by Spc. Jared Hopson, a team member from the same unit, to put on a bomb suit on the training areas of Fort Campbell, Ky., Feb. 22, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jay Diaz)

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