Bravo Zulu to EOD



Reporting from the fourth annual Naval Expeditionary Forces Symposium and Expo …

Lt. Cmdr. Jeff Stebbins, executive officer of EOD Mobile Unit 6, is giving the EOD scoop. He is a mustang with a wealth of knowledge in gunnery, parachute ops and all things that go boom.

And he brings a remarkable and commendable report of EOD operations in operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom for 2009. These sailors and officers:

  • Conducted 6,125 combat missions
  • Conducted 916 direct-action missions with Special Operations Forces
  • Neutralized 1,306 improvised explosive devices
  • Removed 336,000 pounds of explosives from the battlefield
  • Were awarded six Purple Hearts and 81 Bronze Stars

Bravo Zulu to all EOD sailors and officers!


About Author

A Navy brat who spent eight years in the Marines (two years aboard the carrier Independence). Worked in journalism in Eastern North Carolina through the latter part of the 90s, then became editor of Air Force Times in 2000. Stayed there five years, then took a break to finish some school. Now back in the game with Navy Times.

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