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The Disposaleers!

Dig those MK18s...

Dig those MK18s…

Official caption: 170214-N-N0901-003. RAMSUND, Norway (Feb. 14, 2017) Sailors assigned to Platoon 802, the mine countermeasure platoon of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8, conduct dismounted counter-improvised explosive device operations. EODMU-8 is participating in Exercise Arctic Specialist 2017, a multinational explosive ordnance disposal exercise conducted in the austere environments of northern Norway. U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied, joint, and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Seth Wartak/Released)

You can follow the travels of Rota, Spain-based EODMU 8 here.

And more on Arctic Specialist 2017 here.

And here is a 1950s vintage film about the Navy EOD school at Indianhead, MD, to see how things have changed a bit.

Fire and ice

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Dalton A. Precht

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Dalton A. Precht (click to big up)

A U.S. Marine Corps M1A1 Abrams tank fires its main gun as it takes part in a live-fire exercise in Rena, Norway. The Marines are preparing themselves for Exercise Cold Response 16, which will bring together 12 NATO allies and partner nations and approximately 16,000 troops in order to enhance joint crisis response capabilities in cold weather environments.

More on Cold Response 16 including a bunch of videos in my column at Guns.com.