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What is Military Procurement?

Military procurement is the management of a nation's investments in technologies, programs, and product support necessary to achieve its National Security Strategy and support its Armed Forces. The goal is to rapidly acquire quality products that fulfill user needs with improvements to mission capability at an equitable price.  The US Defense Acquisition University (DAU) defines procurement as the act of buying goods and services for the government. DAU defines acquisition as the conceptualization ... More
IED cannot stop EOD tech

IED cannot stop EOD tech

PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – What would you consider a defining moment in your life? Would it be the moment something go ... More

Walking point, avoiding IEDs in Sangin

By Sgt. Jacob Harrer 2nd Marine Division  PATROL BASE WISHTAN, Helmand Province, Afghanistan – The pointman of a patrol spotted something sticking out of the ground. He immediately identified it as an improvised explosive device, the number one killer of coalition forces in Afghanistan. Lance Cpl. Andrew J. Rodriguez, the lead man in the patrol, had to clear a safe path for the explosive ordinance disposal team to respond to the device. Using his metal detector, he swept the area until he heard the b ... More

EOD women dispose of threats

By Senior Airman Daniel Phelps 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs  SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — Throughout history women have fought in war and on the battlefield. Deborah, the biblical prophetess, was so vital that the king of Israel would not go to war unless she came. Joan of Arc, the French peasant, led France to several key victories in the Hundred Years War before she was taken by the English and burned at the stake. Even in modern times women continue to lead the way in combat. Maj. Gen. Margaret ... More

EOD trains for perfection

By Staff Sgt. Sara Csurilla U.S. Air Forces Central Public Affairs   SOUTHWEST ASIA — The swimming pool is the last place most people would think to find the explosive ordnance disposal technicians training while deployed. However, every Thursday morning, the 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron EOD flight spends their morning physical training sessions becoming more comfortable and capable in the water, while in their uniforms. "We do the pool training because the only Air Force EO ... More

Afghan security forces graduate explosives training

By Erica Fouche Combined Joint Task Force Paladin  KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – To prepare Afghan forces to take over security duties after the 2014 NATO withdrawal, Combined Joint Task Force Paladin continues training its international partners on counter-improvised explosive device methods through its explosive hazard reduction course. On Jan. 3, there were 29 Afghan National Army soldiers, Afghan Uniform Police officers, and Afghan special forces commandos that received diplomas during a joint ... More

Warhammers neutralize Afghan bombs

By 1st Lt. Henry Chan 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion   LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – After three months, 90 missions, 40 indirectly fired rockets and projectiles cleared, and 280 pieces of evidence processed to identify bomb makers, the 702nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company secures it’s foothold in eastern Afghanistan. The soldiers work under Combined Joint Task Force – Paladin, towards their motto, “defeat the device, attack the network and train the force.” T ... More

EOD trains for deployment

By 1st Lt. Jose Cruz Diaz 52nd Ordnance Group GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – As part of the preparation for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan, 52nd Ordnance Group (EOD) participated in the Corps level exercise Unified Endeavour 13-1/ISAF Training Exercise 12-2 in Grafenwoehr, Germany. Unified Endeavour 13-1/ISAF TE 12-2 is a multi-tier, distributed, and Computer Assisted Command Post Exercise directed by the Joint and Coalition War Fighting and NATO’s Joint Forces Command Brunssum.  It is condu ... More