DEVENS TRAINING AREA, Massachusetts-- New York Army National Guard Spc. Shawn Watts assigned to the 1108th Explosive Ordinance Device Co. blows up C4 and flexible sheet explosives at Devens Training Area MA June 27 2018. Watts was training how to set up and use the explosives part of his annual training.
Jul 09, 2018
MUSCATATUCK URBAN TRAINING AREA-- New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Evan Putman (left) and Spc. Michael Wing 1108th Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Company 52nd Ordnance Group maneuver a Talon EOD robot through a lane during the 52nd Ordnance Group's Best Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team competition at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center Ind. Aug. 8 2017. The Best EOD Team competition tested two Soldier teams on their basic EOD tasks as well as their warrior tasks and battle drills in a high stress and austere environment.
Sep 05, 2017
FORT POLK-- New York Army National Guard Sgt. Jason Grossman an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) specialist assigned to the New Yorks 1108th Ordnance Company (EOD) points to different parts of the EOD robot while they are strapped in place in the EOD Panther. New Yorks 1108th Ordnance Disposal company joined more than 3000 New York Army National Guard Soldiers deployed for a three week exercise at the Armys Joint Readiness Training Center July 9-30 2016.
Aug 02, 2016
ORISKANY--New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Blake Alexander a member of the New York Army National Guards 1108th Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) and Trevor Butts of the Chautauqua County Sheriffs Office scope out a cabin in the woods where a possible bomb threat has been reported during training at the New York State Preparedness Training Center in Oriskany New York on May 18 2016 . New York Army National Guardsmen trained for a week alongside domestic and international EOD military and law enforcement personnel during an exercise called Ravens Challenge May 16-20. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Sgt. J.p. Lawrence released).
May 20, 2016
CAIRO--Staff Sgt. Adam Lendt a Soldier in the New York Army National Guards 1108th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company explains the functions and capabilities of the TALON bomb disposal robot during a two-day joint training tactical operation with the Columbia-Greene County Shared Services Response Team at the 911 Call Center in Cairo NY from 1-2 February 2016.
Feb 16, 2016
ORISKANY--An officer of the Endicott N.Y. Police Department and a New York Army National Guard Soldier from the 1108th Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Co. render safe a training IED during the Raven's Challenge bomb disposal training exercise on June 24 2015 at the New York State Preparedness Training Center in Oriskany NY.The 2015 Ravens Challenge in Oriskany brought together EOD units from the New York Army and Air National Guard U.S. Army police forces from across New York and military and police forces from Canada. Over the course of the week long challenge the forces shared their unique specialties and knowledge pooling resources to tackle multiple counter-IED exercises in a realistic training environment.
Jun 30, 2015
GLENVILLE-- New York Army National Guard Sgt. Joshua Young, a member of the 1108th Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) receives the Bronze Star with V device for valor during a ceremony at the Scotia-Glenville Armed Forces Reserve Center here on Friday, July 19. Brig. General Michael Swezey, the commander of the 53rd Troop Command presented Young with the medal. He was recognized for saving the life of a fellow Soldier while under continuous enemy fire on March 16, 2012 while he was serving in Afghanistan with an EOD battalion from Fort Drum, NY.
Jul 19, 2013
COLONIE-- New York Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Eric Lautenschlager, a member of the 1108th Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal)crosses the finish line at the New York National Guard Family Readiness Council race at Crossings Park here on Sunday, Oct. 21 wearing a bomb suit, accompanied by 1108th 1st Sgt. Kevin Conklin. A three-man team from the 1108th participated in the fund-raising event by running the 60 pound suit for a mile each. Conklin was the first man in the relay. The race was won by Dave Thoman, an Albany resident. The top woman runner was Allison Bradley, also of Albany.
Oct 22, 2012
GLENVILLE--Sgt. 1st Class Michael Horner a member of the 1108th Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) is all smiles after greeting his family after returning from Operation New Dawn.Bases in Kuwait the 1108th mobilized lastDedcember and supervised eight EOD Teams that were spread between three countries in the region.
Dec 05, 2010
CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- New York Army National Guard Sgt. John Conley, a technician in the 1108th Explosives Ordinance Disposal Team, walks out to a suspicious package in a bomb disposal suit to plant a disposal charge during a controlled detonation exercise here on April 5. The Pleasantville, NY resident was taking part in a demonstration for Brig Gen. Patrick Murphy, the Adjutant General of New York, during his trip to visit troops in Kuwait and Iraq. The Soldiers of the 1108th are responsible for responding to unexploded ordnance and bomb threats in the Camp Arifjan area and also providing training to troops coming into the area of operations. The company, based in Scotia, was mobilized last year
Apr 27, 2010
GLENVILLE--Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's 1108th Ordnance Company (EOD)speak with Brig. Gen. Mochael Swezey, commander of the 53rd Troop Command, during their farewell ceremony Tuesday, Dec. 8 at the Glenville Armed Forces Reserve Center. The soldiers, who have been through a year of training in dealing with IEDs, mines, and unexploded ordnance, will go to Fort Lewis, Washington for post mobilization training and then deploy to Iraq for approximately 10 months in 2010.
Dec 09, 2009