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New training concept could be the future of foreign ordnance exploitation

A Marine shouts, “Fire in the hole!” The proclamation leads to a moment of stillness; silence fills what will soon be a blast site. A loud “whump” precedes an earth-shaking shockwave. Dirt lifts from the floor. One can feel a rattle in the center of their chest and an intense heat wave radiates through the air. A sound like thunder erupts and disappears into the Okinawan jungle…
Explosive ordnance disposal technicians across Okinawa participate in an “ordnance exploitation proof of concept range” at Camp Schwab, Japan, Nov. 16 - 25.

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Author: Cpl. Christopher Madero

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