First ever EOD Team of the Year competition at Fort A.P. Hill
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2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Ryan Essenmacher (front) of 706TH EOD Company, 303rd
Ordnance Battalion (EOD), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii encourages Sgt. Jared
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3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Mario Leal, 25th Chemical Company, 48th Chemical Brigade, Edgewood, Md. moves toward his firing point at the M4 range at Fort A.P. Hill on Monday Aug. 11. Leal is one of the Soldiers competing in the first-ever EOD Team of the Year competition. ... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Five Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams from throughout the Army are competing in the first-ever EOD Team of the Year competition at Fort A.P. Hill, Va. The competition began with a Physical Fitness test on Monday Aug. 11 followed by M4 Carbine and M9... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL

FORT A.P. HILL, Va. - Five U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams from posts Army-wide are competing in the first-ever EOD Team of the Year competition here. Four of the EOD teams come from active-Army units; the fifth is from the Florida Army National Guard.

The Team of the Year competition will test each three-Soldier team's ability to perform EOD tasks in 14 separate incidents. The incidents include: responding to a report of an Improvised Explosive Device, an artillery round stuck in the barrel of a cannon, a downed aircraft scenario and more.

The competition began on Monday Aug. 11 with a physical fitness test, followed by weapons qualification on the M4 Carbine and M9 pistol. The EOD incidents run Tuesday Aug. 12 through Thursday Aug. 14.

The completion concludes on Friday Aug. 15 with an awards ceremony at 3 p.m.

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