Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group Two
EODGRU 2's mission is to provide combat ready EOD and Diving & Salvage forces to the Fleet per unit ROC & POEs. Eliminate ordnance hazards that jeopardize operations conducted in support of the national military strategy. Clear harbors and approaches of obstacles. Salvage/recover ships, aircraft and weapons lost or damaged in peacetime or combat.
Following World War II, the U.S. Navy consolidated its mine disposal units into a single Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Program. In 1953 two major operational EOD units were commisioned in order to provide EOD services to the Fleet. Pacific Fleet EOD assets were organized at EOD Unit ONE at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and Atlantic Fleet EOD were organized at EOD Unit TWO at Charleston Naval Base, Charleston, South Carolina. During the 1960's growth of the nuclear weapons arsenal and technological advances in surface and underwater ordnance generated the requirement for a larger and more technically competent EOD community. To meet this need, EOD Unit TWO Headquarters moved from Charleston to Fort Story, Virginia in 1968 and evolved into the present EOD Group TWO organization. In 1988, EOD Group TWO moved into it's new Headquarters at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Norfolk, Virginia.
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