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Download full resolution image Lt. Col. Rob Mitchell poses next to battalion’s headquarters sign.

501st EOD Operating in Basra

BASRA, Iraq--Lt. Col. Robert Mitchell, the commander of the Scotia-based 501st Ordnance Battalion (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) poses next to the battalion’s headquarters sign here. The New York National Guard battalion is responsible for counter IED operations and training Iraqi Police counter-explosives teams as the headquarters of Task Force Troy-South. The 38 members of the units have a wide range of skills ranging from explosives experts to intelligence analysis and supply management.

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