US, Thai EOD Technicians Share Lessons Learned
By Walter T. Ham IV, 20th CBRNE Command Public Affairs
HUA HIN, Thailand – U.S. Army explosive ordnance disposal Soldiers trained with Thai military and police EOD technicians here during Exercise Ravens Challenge Jan. 12-16.
During the “Welcome to Thailand” training lanes, Soldiers from the 53rd EOD Company responded to a variety of scenarios based on lessons learned by Thai EOD technicians in heavily mined jungles.
The 53rd EOD Company is part of the 3rd EOD Battalion, 71st EOD Group, 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) – the only U.S. Defense Department formation that combats global chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats.
In addition to enabling military operations, the Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington-based 3rd EOD Battalion covers explosive mitigation missions in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, California, western Montana and in parts of Nevada and Arizona.