Friday, April 27, 2018

A to Z Challenge - X is for Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)

The Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force all have EOD personnel and units.  They are the military's bomb squad, including unexploded ordnance, improvised explosive devices, and weapons of mass destruction.

They are on call to respond to any type of ordnance, and they receive specialized training to handle chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons. Navy EOD are also divers who investigate and demolish natural and man-made underwater obstructions, prepare coastal regions for amphibious landings, and warn about potential threats at home and abroad.


Army EOD

Navy EOD

Air Force EOD


Marine Corps EOD

Are you tough enough to be an EOD?
http://www.military.com/video/forces/navy/are-you-tough-enough-for-eod/4045248618001

What is life like as an EOD?
http://www.businessinsider.com/an-eod-technician-explains-what-life-is-really-like-in-the-field-2012-8

The 11 most dangerous military jobs
https://www.wearethemighty.com/articles/xx-dangerous-jobs-us-military


What's next for Y?
Y is for Yeoman.  What does a Yeoman do?  In which branches of the military would you find one?  Come back tomorrow and find out!

6 comments:

  1. You wonder why anyone would pick this job but when my daughter was graduating from USNA, picking her field, it was a fought-for job. Highly selective.

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    1. My son applied for it but wasn't chosen. Yep, very selective.

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  2. Scary stuff. I don't know how they do it.

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    1. It definitely takes a certain type of person.

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  3. Good use of the letter "X" :-)

    I can't imagine doing that kind of work. What courageous people.

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    1. Some people think I cheated, but I don't =)

      And yes, scary work and courageous [or crazy] people.

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