TALON on Fallon: EOD Robot Maneuvers on Naval Air Station Fallon

Credit: Joseph R. Vincent

An explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) robot moves to the scene as an MH-60S Seahawk lands. The Search and Rescue helo is attached to the “Longhorns” of Naval Air Station Fallon in Nevada.

The picture was taken during a Higher Headquarters Operational Assessment.

NAS Fallon is the only facility in existence where an entire carrier air wing can conduct comprehensive training while integrating every element of the wing into realistic battle scenarios. It is home to the longest runway in the U.S. Navy.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Detachment Fallon is a tenant command on NAS Fallon.  With the large amount of ordnance dropped on NAS Fallon ranges, it’s up to the unit to conduct “render safe” procedures on all types of military and unconventional ordnance.  EOD conducts sweep operations for unexploded ordnance utilizing all-terrain vehicles and helicopters on Fallon’s Range Training Complex.  The unit also maintains the Navy’s only high altitude dive locker.

Detachment Fallon personnel aid the local community in providing EOD service and training to local air law enforcement, including underwater search capabilities and demolition expertise.

Sources: DVIDS, U.S. Navy, CNIC NAS Fallon