Explosive ordnance disposal technicians with 2nd EOD Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, prepare to conduct a chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) training operations during their pre-deployment training at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
During the scenario, the Marines had to conduct reconnaissance on an explosive device, identify the agent in the device and defuse it before it detonated.
“This week we’re putting second platoon, who will be deploying [with] SPMAGTF-CR this summer, through all the training and readiness standards for EOD,” said Staff Sgt. Adam Clements, a staff non-commissioned officer in the Special Training Unit with 2nd EOD Company.
“The IED scenarios that we have built are based on real events,” Clements said. “Doing so provides the Marines with real world devices, so that if they were to go to a specific country or area, they [will be] already familiar with the TTPs that the enemy uses.”
Credit: Andy Orozco