1st Lt. Ashley Sorenson of the 303rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion attempts a new world record by running a mile in 11 minutes, 6 seconds, while wearing a fully functional bomb disposal suit weighing more than 75 pounds, at the University of Hawaii-Manoa track, Sept. 23. Sorenson’s time bested the existing record by more than two minutes, and pending review by the Guinness Book of World Records, it will become the official record for fastest female one-mile run in an EOD bomb disposal suit. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Mary E. Ferguson, 8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs).

World record breaker

1st Lt. Ashley Sorensen, operations officer for the 303rd Explosive Ordnance Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, broke the world record for a one-mile run in a fully functional bomb disposal suit, weighing more than 75 pounds. Her time of 11 minutes, 6 seconds beats the existing record by more than two […]

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Humanitarian de-mining in Sri Lanka

Staff Sgt. Robert Ham, USARPAC Public Affairs, brings us a short documentary about the post-civil war de-mining efforts in Sri Lanka by the Sri Lankan Government and the international community, led by the U.S. military. American explosive ordnance disposal technicians train alongside the Sri Lankan engineers while American military medical teams train the engineers on […]

Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter standing at attention alongside his family while the national anthem plays during a ceremony in his honor where he will be inducted into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, Aug. 26, 2013, Washington, D.C.

MOH recipient inducted into the Hall of Heroes

Staff Sgt. Ty Carter is inducted into the Hall of Heroes during a ceremony at the Pentagon Aug. 27, 2013. Carter was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor a day earlier by President Barack H. Obama in ceremony at the White House. Read more about Carter’s actions that earned him the Medal of Honor in the feature section of […]

Deployed father renders first salute to newly commissioned son

Father provides first salute to son from Afghanistan

Master Sgt. Marshall Rader rendered the first salute to his son, Gregory Rader, following his officer commissioning ceremony at North Georgia University, May 10, through a video teleconference at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Afghanistan.

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War dog and man’s best friend

Sgt. Justin Haggerty, a military policeman, adopts the dog he deployed with after their return.  The bomb-sniffing dog was medically retired after he was diagnosed with PTSD.