63d EOD BN

63d EOD BN "The 63d Ordnance Battalion (EOD) consists of eight Ordnance Companies (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) and a Headquarters and Headquarters Company.

The Battalion is one of three Ordnance Battalions of the 52d Ordnance Group (EOD)"

Photos from the Inactivation Ceremony
02/01/2017

Photos from the Inactivation Ceremony

01/21/2017
Battlefield promotion ceremony of SPC(P) Mikhail Missick (764th OD CO (EOD)) to the rank of Sergeant.
06/18/2016

Battlefield promotion ceremony of SPC(P) Mikhail Missick (764th OD CO (EOD)) to the rank of Sergeant.

LTC Rowsey and CSM Boehme recognized CPT John Sexton for all the work that he did while working for Task Force (TF) EOD....
06/11/2016

LTC Rowsey and CSM Boehme recognized CPT John Sexton for all the work that he did while working for Task Force (TF) EOD. CPT Sexton distinguished himself by meritorious service to USFOR-A as the TF EOD Operations Officer. He performed at the Field Grade Officer level with exceptional results, providing outstanding support to the USFOR-A staff and TF EOD subordinate units while synchronizing Counter-IED efforts. LTC Rowsey also presented him with an AAM for leading by example by scored a 320 on APFT extended scale.

SFC Richard Gesell was recognized by the 63D OD BN (EOD) Command for his nearly 26 years of service to the EOD career fi...
06/11/2016

SFC Richard Gesell was recognized by the 63D OD BN (EOD) Command for his nearly 26 years of service to the EOD career field and the U.S. Army. The ceremony was overseen by MAJ Wright and MSG Petrie with nearly 100 FDNY EOD Soldiers in attendance. SFC Gesell was presented with his first Meritorious Service Medal, 63D OD BN (EOD) t‐shirt, BN Certificate of Appreciation and custom engraved bomb suit face shield.

The 754th OD CO (EOD) redeployed from a nine month combat deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation FreedomSenti...
06/11/2016

The 754th OD CO (EOD) redeployed from a nine month combat deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom
Sentinel. The company arrived at Wheeler Sack Army Airfield where they were greeted by the Rear Detachment BN Command Team of MAJ Robin Wright and MSG Donny Petrie. The Soldiers were then transported to the 63D OD BN (EOD) compound where MAJ Wright recognized them for their accomplishments during the deployment. The Soldiers of the 754th then formally recognized Mrs. Amanda Sexton for her dedication and support throughout the deployment by presenting her with a plaque and flowers. The 754th Commander, CPT Burke, then uncased the unit’s guidon and released his Soldiers to reunite with their families, friends and loved ones.

754 EOD Company aka "Matadors" arrived safely after a 9-month deployment in support of Operations FREEDOM'S SENTINEL and...
06/05/2016

754 EOD Company aka "Matadors" arrived safely after a 9-month deployment in support of Operations FREEDOM'S SENTINEL and RESOLUTE SUPPORT. Matadors performed exceptionally well throughout the deployment. Special thanks to Amanda Sexton, Family Readiness Group Leader, who took great care of both Soldiers and Family Members. Big thanks to Amanda from LTC Rowsey and CSM Boehme. Semper Ibi!

754th OD CO (EOD) was presented with individual end of tour awards on 25 MAY culminating a successful nine month deploym...
05/30/2016

754th OD CO (EOD) was presented with individual end of tour awards on 25 MAY culminating a successful nine month deployment in support of Southern Afghanistan.

Disruptors - a Memorial Day Message from USFOR-A / 10ID Command Team, MG Bannister and CSM Albertson. We remember the Wa...
05/30/2016

Disruptors - a Memorial Day Message from USFOR-A / 10ID Command Team, MG Bannister and CSM Albertson. We remember the Warriors who paid the ultimate sacrifice serving our great nation. God Bless their Families. Semper Ibi.

Disruptors - a Memorial Day Message from USFOR-A / 10ID Command Team, MG Bannister and CSM Albertson. We remember the Warriors who paid the ultimate sacrifice serving our great nation. God Bless their Families. Semper Ibi.

THE TRANSFER OF AUTHORITY BETWEEN THE 754TH EOD COMPANY – THE MATADORS - FROM FORT DRUM AND THE 663D EOD COMPANY – KILLS...
05/30/2016

THE TRANSFER OF AUTHORITY BETWEEN THE 754TH EOD COMPANY – THE MATADORS - FROM FORT DRUM AND THE 663D EOD COMPANY – KILLSWITCH – FROM FORT CARSON ON THE MORNING OF 26 MAY AT KANDAHAR AIRFIELD.

THIS CEREMONY ACKNOWLEDGES THE PROFESSIONALISM, COMMITMENT, AND SELFLESS SERVICE OF EACH OF THE SOLDIERS FROM THESE TWO UNITS.
THIS CEREMONY IS ESPECIALLY MEANINGFUL TO CSM BOEHME AND ME. THE 754TH IS ONE OF OUR COMPANIES CO-LOCATED WITH OUR BATTALION HQS AT FORT DRUM.
CPT BURKE, 1SG ALLENDER AND SOLDIERS OF THE 754TH, THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR DEDICATION AND HARD WORK OVER THE PAST 9 MONTHS. AND THANK YOU FOR THE SINCERE HOSPITALITY TO THE 663D DEMONSTRATED DURING THE RIP/TOA PROCESS.
DURING THIS DEPLOYMENT, THE MATADORS PROVIDED FIRST CLASS EOD SUPPORT TO SEVEN TASK FORCES, RS-CIED ADVISORS AND STAFF, TAAC-S, KANDAHAR AIRFIELD AND SELECT AFGHANISTAN NATIONAL SECURITY FORCES. THE 754TH CONDUCTED OVER 450 EOD MISSIONS INCLUDING SUPPORT TO COMBAT PATROLS, ROUTE CLEARANCE OPERATIONS, UNSERVICABLE MUNITIONS DISPOSAL AND SUPPORT FOR CIED TRAINING EFFORTS TRAINING OVER 2200 COALITION PERSONNEL. YOU ELIMINATED OVER 130 EXPLOSIVES HAZARDS AND SAFELY DISPOSED OF OVER 10,000 POUNDS OF NET EXPLOSIVE WEIGHT. YOU PROTECTED THE FORCE AND THAT IS THE NUMBER ONE JOB OF EOD. WELL DONE MATADORS. YOU HAVE BUILT ON THE LEGACY OF THE 754TH ORDNANCE COMPANY’S PROUD HISTORY OF SERVICE TO OUR NATION.
EXPERIENCE IS SO CRITICAL TO THE EOD CAREER FIELD, I URGE YOU TO REMEMBER THE LESSONS YOU LEARNED HERE AND USE TO AS YOU CONTINUE TO TRAIN AND DEVELOP YOUR INDIVIDUAL AND COLLECTIVE SKILLS. IT IS AN HONOR TO SERVE WITH YOU. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIRELESS SERVICE AND COMMITMENT TO PROTECT YOUR FELLOW SOLDIERS AND PROVIDE FOR THE SAFETY AND SECURITY FOR THE PEOPLE OF AFGHANISTAN.
NOW YOU ARE HEADED HOME. WE WISH YOU A SAFE AND SPEEDY JOURNEY - WE KNOW YOUR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS WILL BE THERE TO WELCOME YOU BACK. AFTER A SHORT BREAK, YOU WILL BEGIN THE RESET PROCESS AND START PREPARING FOR THE NEXT MISSION. I ANTICIPATE A LOT OF VIP MISSIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE PRESEDENTIAL ELECTION.
TO CPT WALSH, SFC ORLEANS AND SOLDIERS OF THE 663D – WELCOME TO TASK FORCE EOD. NOW IT IS YOUR TURN TO EXCEL. YOU HAVE A CHALLENGING MISSION TO PERFORM BUT CSM BOEHME AND I KNOW YOU ARE READY TO EXECUTE. YOU ARE WELL TRAINED AND READY TO ASSUME THE EOD MISSION. WE KNOW YOU WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD UPON THE LEGACY OF THE ARMY EOD COMMUNITY.
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR ATTENDING. GOD BLESS OUR SOLDIERS AND FAMILIES AND OUR GREAT NATION.
SEMPER IBI

Social Media Posts Now Fair Game in Security Clearance Process
05/15/2016
Social Media Posts Now Fair Game in Security Clearance Process

Social Media Posts Now Fair Game in Security Clearance Process

The federal government will begin scanning applicants’ social media posts as part of the security clearance process, a reflection of how information on Facebook, Twitter and similar sites is increasingly seen as an important part of someone’s background.

Today is very significant to the US Military EOD Community.  Every year, on the first Saturday of May, the EOD Memorial ...
05/07/2016

Today is very significant to the US Military EOD Community. Every year, on the first Saturday of May, the EOD Memorial Ceremony is held to commemorate fallen EOD Warriors from all four of our Military services to recognize and preserve the legacy of the service and sacrifices of our fallen comrades and their Families. This morning at Bagram Airfield, Task Force EOD hosted an EOD Memorial 5k Shadow Run and over 300 people participated. Special thanks to the NCOs who planned, coordinated and executed this wonderful event. And thanks to all for their support. We Remember. Semper Ibi.

Timeline Photos
05/06/2016

Timeline Photos

In support of the 2016 Annual EOD Memorial Celebration, TF EOD is hosting an EOD Memorial 5K Shadow Run at Bagram Airfield on 7 May 2016. Much thanks to TF EOD NCOs who planned, coordinated and soon to execute this special event. Other events will also occur at Bagram including an EOD themed lunch menu at Koele DFAC (and music) along with two EOD related movies being screened at the theater. I did not select the movies - Semper Ibi

In support of the 2016 Annual EOD Memorial Celebration, TF EOD is hosting an EOD Memorial 5K Shadow Run at Bagram Airfie...
05/05/2016

In support of the 2016 Annual EOD Memorial Celebration, TF EOD is hosting an EOD Memorial 5K Shadow Run at Bagram Airfield on 7 May 2016. Much thanks to TF EOD NCOs who planned, coordinated and soon to execute this special event. Other events will also occur at Bagram including an EOD themed lunch menu at Koele DFAC (and music) along with two EOD related movies being screened at the theater. I did not select the movies - Semper Ibi

In support of the 2016 Annual EOD Memorial Celebration, TF EOD is hosting an EOD Memorial 5K Shadow Run at Bagram Airfield on 7 May 2016. Much thanks to TF EOD NCOs who planned, coordinated and soon to execute this special event. Other events will also occur at Bagram including an EOD themed lunch menu at Koele DFAC (and music) along with two EOD related movies being screened at the theater. I did not select the movies - Semper Ibi

Mrs. Amanda Sexton received special recognition by Fort Drum leadership week-before-last for her outstanding contributio...
05/03/2016

Mrs. Amanda Sexton received special recognition by Fort Drum leadership week-before-last for her outstanding contributions to both the 754th Ordnance Company (EOD) & the 63d Ordnance Battalion (EOD) - this recognition couldn't be more well-deserved; Amanda's heart for Families is what makes/keeps the DISRUPTOR Family strong. Congratulations Amanda!

Congratulations (& Happy Birthday!) to Mrs. Lan Sutton of the 731st EOD Co for her special recognition at last night's V...
04/16/2016

Congratulations (& Happy Birthday!) to Mrs. Lan Sutton of the 731st EOD Co for her special recognition at last night's Volunteer of the Year appreciation ceremony at Fort Stewart!

Congratulations to 63D nominees for 10th Mountain Volunteer of the year April Rowsey and Kari France as well as Large Co...
04/15/2016

Congratulations to 63D nominees for 10th Mountain Volunteer of the year April Rowsey and Kari France as well as Large Community Group Volunteer of the Year nominee Holly Borden. Well deserved for all your hard work ladies.

731st EOD returns home from Iraq.
04/12/2016

731st EOD returns home from Iraq.

04/12/2016

Welcome home CPT Andrew Word and the 731st EOD.

Attention Fort Drum Disruptors - Please share with your Soldiers and Spouses - a great opportunity to show our Spouses h...
04/08/2016

Attention Fort Drum Disruptors - Please share with your Soldiers and Spouses - a great opportunity to show our Spouses how much we appreciate their sacrifice and support!!! Semper Ibi! D6

Photos from 63d EOD BN's post
04/07/2016

Photos from 63d EOD BN's post

Lunch & learn..The Unit Ministry Team is hosting the second session of Financial Planning next week - be sure to join us...
04/07/2016

Lunch & learn..
The Unit Ministry Team is hosting the second session of Financial Planning next week - be sure to join us (& confirm your attendance so we know how much food to plan) for another information-rich event!
POC listed on the flyer.
Photos are from session 1 which was held in March.

2016 63D Best Warrior Competion kicked off this morning with the APFT.
04/04/2016

2016 63D Best Warrior Competion kicked off this morning with the APFT.

Farewell and God Speed to the 705th.
03/31/2016

Farewell and God Speed to the 705th.

Timeline Photos
03/24/2016

Timeline Photos

Photos from yesterday's Transfer of Authority ceremony. Semper Ibi.
03/24/2016

Photos from yesterday's Transfer of Authority ceremony.
Semper Ibi.

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Fort Drum, NY

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The Battalion is Commanded by LTC E. Keith Rowsey, his CSM Matthew Boehme, and his Executive Officer MAJ Christopher Bay.

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315-774-4070

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