“If somebody asks me ’What do you do for a living?’ I say, ’I help people.’ When I’m on an operation, I’m not thinking about anything but the operation; home is at home. What the job is in front of you, that’s the only thing that matters at the time. Guys are always gonna modify their gear the way that they want, obviously. Nobody is going to dictate how you carry magazines or what holster you use - the bottom line is results. If you’re on a direct action mission and you’re kicking doors, the only thing you’re thinking is: Check your six, give the squeeze and do your job. If everybody is standing then we’re good to go, let’s tackle the next problem. Every man around you has the upmost confidence in you to do your job and at the same time, you better do your job because they’re expecting you to. Success within a brotherhood is defined as taking care of your brothers…it’s the bottom line. Everybody comes home.”
Naha, Okinawa. 1967. Master Sgt. Laurence Klees of the US Army’s 196th Ordnance Battalion concentrates on the dangerous task at hand as he disarms a 500-pound World War II bomb that was found during construction at Naha on the island of Okinawa.The previous year, 21 years after the end of the war, the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Section on Okinawa still received 854 calls and removed 92 tons of explosives. Some of it was detonated on the island, the rest was dumped at sea.
Green Beret from 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) and Soldiers from the 192nd Explosive Ordinance Disposal Battalion
conducting a training exercise at Fort Pickett, Virginia on September 21, 2015. The pre-mission training prepares the two units for their real-world missions.
Soldiers from the 28th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company on Fort Bragg, react to a simulated improvised explosive device during a training event on Nov. 4, 2015. The 28th EOD Company is the only airborne EOD company in the U.S. Army.
A pararescue specialist from the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, attends to Senior Airman Joshua Calara, 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron armament systems technician, during a joint mass casualty and extraction exercise at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Airmen from the 83rd ERQS, paired with soldiers from the 717th Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit to increase interoperability with each other and demonstrate theater personnel recovery capabilities. Before pararescue specialist could care for and recover wounded patients, EOD members, cleared and secured the area by identifying, removing and disposing of simulated ordnance in the area and from crashed vehicles carrying explosives.
Senior Airman Kyle Green, 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron pararescue specialist, cuts the hinges on a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle door to better access simulated victims.
(U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman, 18 AUG 2016.)
I failed a test because I crimped a fucking M7 blasting cap 1 FUCKING MILLIMETER TOO HIGH! Now bye bye EOD and Im getting put in another MOS. I don’t get to choose my new job and I have to do “Whatever the Army needs most”. If they give me a job where I can’t either A) blow shit up. or B) Shoot people in the face. Im going to leave the Army and try my luck at something else.
Bought Matty an engraved coin holder to show off all of his awesome coins he’s acquired both deployments etc etc
…. I spelled his FUCKING job wrong! We’ve been married for almost 5 years and I thought it was Explosive Ordinance 😂 whoops! He still loves it and is currently laughing, saying I made it even more special haha!