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71st Ordnance Group (EOD)

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Branch  United States Army
Part of  20th CBRNE Command
Type  Support
71st Ordnance Group (EOD)
Active  23 JUL 1944 – 30 JUN 1946 1 MAR 1947 – 30 APR 1954 13 MAY 1955 – 24 JUN 1959 15 DEC 1962 – 1 JAN 1966 16 OCT 2005 – present
Country  United States of America
Role  Explosive Ordnance Disposal

The 71st Ordnance Group (EOD) ("Raptors") is one of two explosive ordnance disposal groups of the United States Army. On order, the group deploys and conducts operations in support of the Combative Commanders or other government agencies to counter CBRNE and Weapon of Mass Destruction threats.

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Subordinate units

  • 71st Ordnance Group (EOD), Fort Carson
  • 3rd Ordnance Battalion (EOD), Fort Lewis
  • 79th Ordnance Battalion (EOD), Fort Hood
  • 84th Ordnance Battalion (EOD), Fort Riley
  • 242d Ordnance Battalion (EOD), Fort Carson
  • Lineage

    1. Constituted 17 July 1944, as HHD, 71st Ordnance Group
    2. Activated 23 July 1944 in France
    3. Inactivated 30 June 1946 in Germany
    4. Re-designated 17 February 1947 as HHD, 361st Ordnance Group,
    5. Activated 1 March 1947 at Atlanta, Georgia
    6. Reorganized and re-designated 27 April 1949 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), 361st Ordnance Group
    7. Inactivated 30 April 1954 at Atlanta, Georgia
    8. Re-designated 19 April 1955 as HHC, 71st Ordnance Group
    9. Activated 13 May 1955 in Germany
    10. Reorganized and re-designated 20 November 1958 as HHD, 71st Ordnance Group
    11. Inactivated 24 June 1959 in Germany
    12. Re-designated 17 November 1962 as HHC, 71st Ordnance Group
    13. Activated 15 December 1962 in Korea
    14. Inactivated 1 January 1966 in Korea
    15. Activated 16 October 2005 as HHD, 71st Ordnance Group (EOD), Fort Carson Colorado

    Campaign Participation Credit

  • World War II
  • Normandy
  • Northern France
  • Rhineland
  • Ardennes-Alsace
  • Central Europe
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Operation Enduring Freedom
  • Decorations

    1. Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army)
    2. Streamer Embroidered EUROPEAN THEATER
    3. Joint Meritorious Unit Awards (JMUA)

    References

    71st Ordnance Group (EOD) Wikipedia


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