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Explosive Ordnance Disposal Experts Key to Enhancing Safety in Western Iraq

Camp Ripper, Iraq
- Marines and Sailors from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit of the 1st Marine Division continue to conduct operations that result in the seizure and destruction of numerous weapons caches, ammunition supply points, land mines and improvised explosive devices.

A US Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit that is attached to the 31st MEU is responsible for providing the explosive ordnance disposal capability for all units that operate in the 31st MEU's area of operations.

Since being deployed to Iraq, the Guam-based detachment has disrupted more than 33 improvised explosive devices that were placed along highways and roads by insurgents, who sought to target Multi-National Forces.

In addition to improvised explosive devices, the detachment has destroyed more than 1,000 items of unexploded ordnance and has conducted more than 100 controlled detonations that destroyed weapons and munitions.

The explosive ordnance disposal Sailors offer a capability that enables the 31st MEU to enhance security and stability in western Iraq.

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