Sailors exit a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during military free-fall training in Virginia Beach, Va., July 13, 2017. The sailors are explosive ordnance disposal technicians assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group 2.” – US Department of Defense

United States Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians render safe all types of ordnance, including improvised, chemical, biological, and nuclear. They perform land and underwater location, identification, render-safe, and recovery (or disposal) of foreign and domestic ordnance. They conduct demolition of hazardous munitions, pyrotechnics, and retrograde explosives using detonation and burning techniques. They forward deploy and fully integrate with the various Combatant Commanders, Special Operations Forces (SOF), and various warfare units within the Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Army.” – Wikipedia

Featured image Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Charles Oki

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