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Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC)

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Expeditionary Support Unit TWO Receives Battle “E” Award

by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jackson Adkins, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group Two
08 February 2024 Little Creek, Virginia – Explosive Ordnance Disposal Expeditionary Support Unit TWO (EODESU 2) was presented the Battle Efficiency, or Battle “E”, Award for fiscal year 2023 during a ceremony held at EODESU 2 on Feb. 5th, 2024.

The battle “E” award is awarded annually to a select number of commands within Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) that display outstanding readiness and efficiency throughout the previous year.

“I’m extremely proud of the hard work, mission focus, and dedication of the EODESU 2 Sailors,” said Commander Brendan Casey, commanding officer, EODESU 2. “Winning the Battle E is evidence that EODESU 2 delivers an unparalleled level of sustainment and integrated logistics capability to EOD Group 2 forces. It is certainly well deserved, and it’s my honor to work alongside this phenomenal team of professionals.”

EODESU 2 provides optimized logistics support to United States Fleet Forces Command, Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), and diving and salvage forces through operational planning, maintenance, transportation, communication, dive, medical, financial, supply and global force support.

“The Sailors of EODESU 2 regularly distinguish themselves through the daily management, maintenance, and accountability of 11 distinct materiel and service commodities in support of EODGRU 2 and six adjacent echelon V commands,” said Casey. “The dedication to duty, devotion, phenomenal teamwork, and selflessness of each EODESU 2 Sailor is critical to the mission success of EODGRU 2 units of action and make them most deserving of the recognition afforded by awarding of the Battle ‘E’.”

Over the past year, EODESU 2 supported a variety of missions and exercises including EOD Group TWO forces Mobility Exercises, Tactical Operations Center Exercises, Naval Integration Exercises, Final Evaluation Problems, Snow Crab Exercise, High Altitude Balloon Recovery, Large Scale Exercise 23-1 team and Expeditionary Support Element global deployments.

Other Virginia Beach based Naval Expeditionary Combat Commands who will receive their Battle “E” include Naval Mobile Construction Battalion ONE THREE THREE, (NMCB 133), Naval Mobile Construction Battalion FOURTEEN (NMCB 14), Maritime Expeditionary security Squadron THREE (MSRON 3), Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron EIGHT (MSRON 8), and Navy Cargo Handling Battalion EIGHT (NCHB 8).

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