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November 8, 2011 6:28 PM

789th EOD deploys to Afghanistan

The 789th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company deployed Sunday night at Lawson Army Airfield for a yearlong tour in Afghanistan. Capt. Ethan Caldwell, company commander, said the unit’s mission was to deal with IED threats. “Our main mission is to defeat IEDs to identify, render safe and defeat the IED threat and gather technical intelligence so we can help defeat the IED networks over in Afghanistan,” he said.

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