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EODMU8 Participates in Eurasian Partnership 2018

March 16, 2018 at 10:09 AM UTC
U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa Public Affairs

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8 participated in Exercise Eurasian Partnership Mine-countermeasures (EP MCM) Dive in Constanta, Romania, March 4-13, 2018.

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EP MCM Dive is a multilateral engagement designed to enhance MCM operations and interoperability among Romanian, Bulgarian, Georgian, and U.S. forces. Classroom instruction was conducted to enhance familiarization of EOD/MCM tactics techniques and procedures (TTPs) to include operational planning, searching, localizing, and disposing of underwater ordnance. Drills and practical dives were then conducted to reinforce the learning of these core competencies, with the U.S. providing hands-on instruction and supervision.

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"EPMCM is a great opportunity for us to build vital partnerships with our allies in Eastern Europe. The platoon benefited from the opportunity to learn and improve their own skills by leading instruction."

-Platoon 801, officer in charge

Quick Facts: 
Participating U.S. forces in EP 18 included EODMU 8, MCM Platoon (seven personnel), and CTG 68.2 (four personnel).
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.