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Cinco de Mayo festival participants wave to US Navy (USN) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) diver US Navy (USN) Commander (CDR) Kevin McCarthy, inside a portable dive tank, during Navy Week Denver festivities. Navy Week - Denver is one of 20 such events, arranged by the Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO), planned for the year in cities throughout the US

A member of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team descends into the drop zone during an EOD Team/Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team joint parachuting exercise near Naval Air Station, Rota, Spain

A member of the Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team is picked up in an inflatable recovery boat after parachuting into the water during an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team/SEAL Team joint parachuting exercise near Naval Air Station, Rota, Spain

A member of the Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team is picked up in an inflatable recovery boat after parachuting into the water during an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team/SEAL Team joint parachuting exercise near Naval Air Station, Rota, Spain

A port bow view of the large harbor tug DEKANAWIDA (YTB 831) underway during an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team/Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team joint parachuting exercise near Naval Air Station, Rota, Spain

A member of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team descends into the drop zone during an EOD Team/Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team joint parachuting exercise near Naval Air Station, Rota, Spain

A member of the Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team parachutes toward the water during an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team/Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team joint parachuting exercise near Naval Air Station, Rota, Spain

A member of the Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team lands in the drop zone during an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team/SEAL Team joint parachuting exercise near Naval Air Station, Rota, Spain

A close-up view of parachutes to an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team/Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team joint parachuting exercise near Naval Air Station, Rota, Spain

A Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team member helps a comrade adjust parachute gear prior to a jump during an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team/SEAL Team joint parachuting exercise near Naval Air Station, Rota, Spain

Crewmen aboard the large harbor tug DEKANAWIDA (YTB 831) prepare for recovery operations in the drop zone during an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team/Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team joint parachuting exercise near Naval Air Station, Rota, Spain

A member of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team gathers up his parachute after successfully landing in the drop zone during an EOD Team/Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team joint parachuting exercise near Naval Air Station, Rota, Spain

A member of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team lands in the drop zone during an EOD Team/Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team joint parachuting exercise near Naval Air Station, Rota, Spain

A member of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team descends into the drop zone during an EOD Team/Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team joint parachuting exercise near Naval Air Station, Rota, Spain

A member of the Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team is picked up in an inflatable recovery boat after parachuting into the water during an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team/SEAL Team joint parachuting exercise near Naval Air Station, Rota, Spain

A parachute carrying airdropped equipment is retrieved during an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team/Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team joint parachuting exercise near Naval Air Station, Rota, Spain

A member of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team lands in the drop zone during an EOD Team/Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team joint parachuting exercise near Naval Air Station, Rota, Spain

A member of the Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team parachutes toward the water during an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team/Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team joint parachuting exercise near Naval Air Station, Rota, Spain

A C-130 Hercules aircraft airdrops equipment during an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team/Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team joint parachuting exercise near Naval Air Station, Rota, Spain

A port bow view of the large harbor tug DEKANAWIDA (YTB 831) underway during an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team/Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team joint parachuting exercise near Naval Air Station, Rota, Spain

Members of the Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team rig airdrop equipment prior to an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team/SEAL Team joint parachuting exercise near Naval Air Station, Rota, Spain

A member of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team gathers up his parachute after successfully landing in the drop zone during an EOD Team/Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team joint parachuting exercise near Naval Air Station, Rota, Spain

A parachute carrying airdropped equipment floats toward the water during an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team/Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team joint parachuting exercise near Naval Air Station, Rota, Spain

A member of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team gathers up his parachute after successfully landing in the drop zone during an EOD Team/Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team joint parachuting exercise near Naval Air Station, Rota, Spain

A member of the Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team parachutes toward the water during an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team/SEAL Team joint parachuting exercise near Naval Air Station, Rota, Spain

A member of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team lands in the drop zone during an EOD Team/Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team joint parachuting exercise near Naval Air Station, Rota, Spain

Members of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team/Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team inspect an inflatable boat prior to a joint parachuting exercise near Naval Air Station, Rota, Spain

A member of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team gathers up his parachute after successfully landing in the drop zone during an EOD Team/Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team joint parachuting exercise near Naval Air Station, Rota, Spain

A member of the Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team parachutes toward the water from a C-130 Hercules aircraft during an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team/Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team joint parachuting exercise near Naval Air Station, Rota, Spain

Members of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team patrol the bay in a Zodiac inflatable boat as a security measure in preparation for the December 2-3 summit meeting between President George H.W. Bush and Soviet Chairman Mikhail Gorbachev

Members of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team patrol the bay in a Zodiac inflatable boat as a security measure in preparation for the December 2-3 summit meeting between President George H.W. Bush and Soviet Chairman Mikhail Gorbachev

Members of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team patrol the bay in a Zodiac inflatable boat as a security measure in preparation for the December 2-3 summit meeting between President George H.W. Bush and Soviet Chairman Mikhail Gorbachev

A Zodiac inflatable boat is lowered into the water in preparation for a security check of the bay by members of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team. Such patrols are taking place to maintain security for the December 2-3 summit meeting between President George H.W. Bush and Soviet Chairman Mikhail Gorbachev

Members of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team in a Zodiac boat patrol near the Soviet guided missile cruiser Slava. The warship is in the bay for the December 2-3 summit meeting between Soviet Chairman Mikhail Gorbachev and President George H.W. Bush

Members of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team conduct security operations from a Zodiac boat off the stern of the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG 26). President George H.W. Bush is in Malta for a December 2-3 summit meeting with Soviet Chairman Mikhail Gorbachev

Machinist's Mate 1ST Class Joseph Streb, a member of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit 1, disarms a 500-pound bomb that was unearthed by construction equipment. EOD Mobile Unit 1 is based at Naval Air Station, Barber's Point, Hawaii

A geyser of water rises into the air following the detonation of a submerged mine by members of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team

An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team member is lowered into the water by fellow team members to avoid making unnecessary noise. The technique is used when working around acoustic mines to reduce the risk of accidental detonation

Two members of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit disarm a simulated explosive device during training

Two members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Detachment Mobile Unit 6 examine an Iraqi mine that washed ashore. U.S. and coalition EOD units are clearing mines and other ordnance from Kuwait's harbors following Operation Desert Storm

A diver from Detachment 8, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit 6, attaches an explosive charge to the side of an Iraqi mine. While operating with the U.S. Mine Countermeasures Group, the divers of Detachment 8 recovered or destroyed 40 Iraqi mines in the Persian Gulf and Kuwait's harbors.

A diver from Detachment B, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit 6, attaches an explosive charge to the side of an Iraqi mine. While operating with the U.S. Mine Countermeasures Group, the divers of Detachment B recovered or destroyed 40 Iraqi mines in the Persian Gulf and Kuwait's harbors.

Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Roy Hunt of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Detachment 6 examines an Iraqi contact mine that washed ashore following Operation Desert Storm

A member of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit One confers with a member of a British EOD team on the pier. U.S. and coalition EOD units are clearing mines and other ordnance from Kuwait's harbors following Operation Desert Storm

A diver from Detachment 8, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit 6, swims behind an Iraqi mine after attaching an explosive charge to its side. While operating with the U.S. Mine Countermeasures Task Group, the divers of Detachment 8 recovered or destroyed 40 Iraqi mines in the Persian Gulf and Kuwait's harbors

A diver from Detachment 8, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit 6, attaches an explosive charge to the side of an Iraqi mine. While operating with the U.S. Mine Countermeasures Task Group, the divers of Detachment 8 recovered or destroyed 40 Iraqi mines in the Persian Gulf and Kuwait's harbors

Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Roy Hunt of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit 6 examines an Iraqi mine that washed ashore. U.S. and coalition EOD units are clearing mines and other ordnance from Kuwait's harbors following Operation Desert Storm

A diver from Detachment 8, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit 6, swims near an Iraqi mine after attaching an explosive charge to its side. While operating with the U.S. Mine Countermeasures Task Group, the divers of Detachment 8 recovered or destroyed 40 Iraqi mines in the Persian Gulf and Kuwait's harbors

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team members from the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB-63) prepare to detonate an Iraqi mine after attaching explosives to it during Operation Desert Shield

Iraqi anti-personnel mines line a beach area prior to being cleared away by members of a multinational Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team in the aftermath of Operation Desert Storm

A member of a multinational Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team studies an Iraqi mine washed up on a beach. EOD team members are diffusing the ordnance in the aftermath of Operation Desert Storm

CMDR. Robert Destefano, commanding officer of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit 1, holds a missile launcher found at Ash Shuaybah. U.S., Australian, and British EOD team members have been clearing the Ash Shuaybah harbor of ordnance left by Iraqi forces who were ousted from Kuwait by U.S. and allied forces during Operation Desert Storm

Several HY-2 Silkworm anti-ship missiles left behind by retreating Iraqi troops sit in a warehouse following Operation Desert Storm. The missile in the foreground has been written upon by a sailor from Detachment 51, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit One

CMDR. Robert Destefano, commanding officer of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit 1, holds the chemical horn of a contact mine found at Ash Shuaybah. U.S., Australian, and British EOD team members have been clearing the Ash Shuaybah harbor of ordnance left by Iraqi forces who were ousted from Kuwait by U.S. and allied forces during Operation Desert Storm

PETTY Officer Hanley trains a sea lion to hook up lines to practice ordnance in a training pen at Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit Four. The unit trains dolphins and sea lions to retrieve underwater ordnance

A member of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit Four trains a dolphin to load itself into a boat for transportation to and from work sites. The EOD unit trains sea lions and dolphins to retrieve underwater ordnance

A dolphin plays in its pen during training with members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit Four. The EOD unit trains dolphins and sea lions to assist in retrieving underwater ordnance

PETTY Officer Hanley trains a sea lion to hook up lines to practice ordnance in a training pen at Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit Four. The unit trains dolphins and sea lions to retrieve underwater ordnance

A sea lion hooks up a retrieving line to practice ordnance in a training pen at Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit Four. The unit trains sea lions and dolphins to retrieve underwater ordnance

A member of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit Four rewards a dolphin during training after it load itself into a boat for transportation to and from work sites. The EOD unit trains sea lions and dolphins to retrieve underwater ordnance

Hull Maintenance Technician 2nd Class/Diver Jacquelyn Himschoot trains a sea lion to hook up lines to practice ordnance in a training pen at Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit Four. The unit trains dolphins and sea lions to retrieve underwater ordnance

Hull Maintenance Technician 2nd Class/Diver Jacquelyn Himschoot trains a sea lion in a training pen at Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit Four. The unit trains dolphins and sea lions to retrieve underwater ordnance

A sea lion swims to the ocean floor to hook up a retrieving line to practice ordnance. The sea lion is being trained by Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit Four, which also trains dolphins to retrieve underwater ordnance

PO Hanley, center, trains a sea lion to hook up lines to practice ordnance in a training pen at Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit Four. The unit trains dolphins and sea lions to retrieve underwater ordnance

PETTY Officer Hanley trains a sea lion to hook up lines to practice ordnance in a training pen at Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit Four. The unit trains dolphins and sea lions to retrieve underwater ordnance

PO Hanley trains a sea lion to hook up lines to practice ordnance in a training pen at Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit Four. The unit trains dolphins and sea lions to retrieve underwater ordnance

A sea lion swims to the ocean floor to hook up a retrieving line to practice ordnance. The sea lion is being trained by Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit Four, which also trains dolphins to retrieve underwater ordnance

A dolphin plays with its trainer in a holding pen at Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit Four. The unit trains sea lions and dolphins to retrieve underwater ordnance

A diver from Detachment 8, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit 6, swims behind an Iraqi mine after attaching an explosive charge to its side. While operating with the U.S. Mine Countermeasures Task Group, the divers of Detachment 8 recovered or destroyed 40 Iraqi mines in the Persian Gulf and Kuwait's harbors.

A member of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team of the Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Ga., runs detonating cord to explosive charges placed in a barge. The EOD team, working with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, will blow up and sink the barge to provide an artificial reef to help support marine life off the coast of Savannah, Ga

A member of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team 3 demonstrates the use of a metal detector to a class of Kuwaiti navy EOD personnel during Eager Express '92

A member of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team 3 demonstrates how to check for anti-handling devices when removing a mine. EOD Team 3 is conducting a class for Kuwaiti navy EOD personnel during Eager Express '92. He is handling a practice Italian Valmara 69 anti-personnel bounding mine

A member of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team 3 supervises as a Kuwaiti sailor practices with a metal detector. Members of EOD Team 3 are holding a class for Kuwaiti navy EOD personnel during Eager Express '92

A Kuwaiti sailor checks for anti-handling devices underneath a practice Valmara 69 anti-personnel bounding mine. Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team 3 is conducting a class for Kuwaiti navy EOD personnel during Eager Express '92

A member of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team 3 demonstrates how to approach and remove un-exploded ordnance to a group of Kuwaiti navy EOD personnel during Eager Express '92

A member of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team 3 demonstrates how to probe for mines to a member of a class of Kuwaiti navy EOD personnel during Eager Express '92

A Kuwaiti sailor scoops sand away from a practice Valmara 69 anti-personnel bounding mine. Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team 3 is conducting a class for a group of Kuwaiti navy EOD personnel during Eager Express '92

A member of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team 3 demonstrates disarming procedures for a Mark 82 500-pound practice bomb to a group of Kuwaiti navy EOD personnel during Eager Express '92

ENS Kirk Morford, commanding officer, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Detachment 7, examines a mortar round removed from a weapons cache during the multinational relief effort OPERATION RESTORE HOPE

Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Detachment 7 take a water break while conducting an ordnance removal operation at a weapons cache during the multinational relief effort OPERATION RESTORE HOPE

SENIOR CHIEF Torpedoman Valerie Langstaff, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Group Three, uses food as a reward as she works with Loma, an Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin being trained for EOD assignments

SENIOR CHIEF Torpedoman Valerie Langstaff, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Group Three, uses food as a reward as she works with Loma, an Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin being trained for EOD assignments

SENIOR CHIEF Torpedoman Valerie Langstaff, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Group Three, works with Loma, an Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin being trained for EOD assignments

Onlookers watch from poolside as SENIOR CHIEF Torpedoman Valerie Langstaff, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Group Three, works with Loma, an Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin being trained for EOD assignments

SENIOR CHIEF Torpedoman Valerie Langstaff, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Group Three, uses food as a reward as she works with Loma, an Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin being trained for EOD assignments

SENIOR CHIEF Torpedoman Valerie Langstaff, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Group Three, uses food as a reward as she works with Loma, an Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin being trained for EOD assignments

Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Andrew Heuer prepares to take a photograph as SENIOR CHIEF Torpedoman Valerie Langstaff, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Group Three, works with Loma, an Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin being trained for EOD assignments

SENIOR CHIEF Torpedoman Valerie Langstaff, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Group Three, uses food as a reward as she works with Loma, an Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin being trained for EOD assignments

SENIOR CHIEF Torpedoman Valerie Langstaff, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Group Three, works with Loma, an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin being trained for EOD assignments

SENIOR CHIEF Torpedoman Valerie Langstaff, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Group Three, uses food as a reward as she works with Loma, an Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin being trained for EOD assignments

SENIOR CHIEF Torpedoman Valerie Langstaff, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Group Three, uses food as a reward as she works with Loma, an Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin being trained for EOD assignments

Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Andrew Heuer prepares to take a photograph as SENIOR CHIEF Torpedoman Valerie Langstaff, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Group Three, works with Loma, an Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin being trained for EOD assignments

SENIOR CHIEF Torpedoman Valerie Langstaff, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Group Three, uses food as a reward as she works with Loma, an Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin being trained for EOD assignments

SENIOR CHIEF Torpedoman Valerie Langstaff, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Group Three, uses food as a reward as she works with Loma, an Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin being trained for EOD assignments

SENIOR CHIEF Torpedoman Valerie Langstaff, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Group Three, uses food as a reward as she works with Loma, an Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin being trained for EOD assignments

SENIOR CHIEF Torpedoman Valerie Langstaff, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Group Three, uses food as a reward as she works with Loma, an Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin being trained for EOD assignments

SENIOR CHIEF Torpedoman Valerie Langstaff, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Group Three, uses food as a reward as she works with Loma, an Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin being trained for EOD assignments

Members of Seal Team 2 and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit 8 detachment are shown storing their gear on board the Russian guided missile frigate NEUSTRASHIMYY (FFG-712) following a parachuting demonstration as part of Phase 1 of the annual exercise Baltic Operation '94 (BALTOPS 94)

Members of Seal Team 2 deployed from the Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek Va. and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit 8 detachment from Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy are shown in inflatable rubber boats alongside the Russian guided missile frigate NEUSTRASHIMYY after a parachuting demonstration during Phase 1 of Baltic Operation '94 (BALTOPS 94)

CHIEF GUNNER's Mate (GMC) Michael Perdun, (far right), of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit 8 detachment, talks with Russian naval officers on the fantail of the Russian guided missile frigate NEUSTRASHIMYY (FFG-712). With Perdun is Navy Seal and Russian translator LCDR Zbigniew "Stan" Stankiewicz, a reservist attached to Seal Group 3 Reserve Unit