The bomb squad – meet a US Army team who helped keep people safe in Kosovo
Meet the bomb squad, a team of US Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) specialists who served in Kosovo as part of an ongoing deployment of US Army EOD technicians. The team’s role is to help clear some of the thousands of explosive remnants of war left over from past conflicts.
In this short documentary, we meet the team and chronicle a small part of their mission. The team is called out in pairs, often at short notice, and works alongside the Kosovo Security Force and the Kosovo Police to ensure explosives that pose a danger to local communities are dealt with quickly, safely and permanently. Footage includes shots of the EOD team on an active mission to clear mines with the Kosovo Security Force, training with the Kosovo Police and training at Camp Bondsteel, a US Army base under command of KFOR.I
For over 20 years, NATO has had a military presence in Kosovo. Today, the Kosovo Force (KFOR) – the NATO-led mission mandated under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 of 1999 – continues to play a key role. KFOR's mission is to contribute to a safe and secure environment and freedom of movement for all communities in Kosovo; support the development of a stable, democratic, multi-ethnic and peaceful Kosovo; and help with the development of the Kosovo police and security forces.
MEET THE TEAM
Commander, US 720th EOD Company