KUWAIT NAVAL BASE, Kuwait (Dec. 11, 2011) Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Matt Clausen climbs aboard a combat rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) after conducting anti-terrorism/force protection dives on a pier. Clausen is assigned to Commander, Task Group 56.1, which provides mine counter-measure, explosive ordinance disposal (EOD), salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Kathryn Whittenberger.
CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait (Dec. 12, 2011) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Mike Dillon, assigned to Commander, Task Group 56.1, places a composition C-4 demolition charge on a 155mm projectile during demolition operations supervisor training. Task Group 56.1 provides mine counter-measure, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Kathryn Whittenberger