The following is a release from Walter T. Ham IV, 20th CBRNE Command Public Affairs:
U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal, or EOD, technicians are conducting a two-month humanitarian training mission in Cameroon.
Soldiers from the 788th EOD Company are training Cameroonian troops to counter improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, in the Central African nation.
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The Fort Campbell, Kentucky-based 788th EOD Company is part of 184th EOD Battalion, 52nd EOD Group, 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives, or CBRNE, Command.
Headquartered on Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland, with Soldiers and civilians on 19 posts in 16 states, the 20th CBRNE Command is the Department of Defense’s only multifunctional formation that combats chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats around the globe.
In addition to deploying for military operations, the 788th EOD Company handles explosive mitigation missions in Tennessee, Alabama and parts of Kentucky.
Two Army EOD techs, 1st Lt. Ben Weaver from Burnsville, Minnesota, and Staff Sgt. Ryan Zimmerman, from Georgetown, Kentucky, deployed to Cameroon.
Capt. Taylor Downs, commander of the 788th EOD Company, said Weaver and Zimmerman completed specialized training at the Humanitarian Demining Training Center in Rota, Spain, before the mission.
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Source:: Tactical Life