MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.—A Marine with Explosive Ordnance Disposal detachment, Combat Logistic Battalion 15 attached to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit prepares to use X-Ray equipment to gain better situational awareness of a suspected improvised explosive device as he conducts IED training aboard Camp Pendleton, Feb. 22, 2017. The EOD Technicians, like all other forces of the 15th MEU, undergo critical training prior to deploying to ensure they can operate in any hostile mission area. (USMC photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob Pruitt)
Taken: 02.22.2017 | Photo by 1st Lt. Maida Zheng
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.— It is the job of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal detachment to mitigate threats that are posed by improvised explosive devices, or IEDs while deployed to the Western Pacific area of operations. With technology advancing almost exponentially, the EOD skillset is extremely perishable and frequent realistic training evolutions are extremely important. The bulk of casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan were as a result of IEDs. To stay on top of their game, EOD Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 15 conducted IED training with a Percussion Actuated Neutralizer, aboard Camp Pendleton, Feb. 22, 2017. “Our main mission is to preserve life and property and...
02.22.2017 | CAMP PENDLETON, US | Story by Lance Cpl. Jacob Pruitt