Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 12 Detachment-Newport (EODMU 12 DET Newport RI)
1176 Howell St.
The mission of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Detachment — Newport is to identify and render safe explosive ordnance (both foreign and domestic), to include conventional, nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, and improvised explosive devices. The unit provides EOD services to all DOD installations in the New England area and provides technical assistance to FBI, state and local law enforcement agencies.
The detachment is under the administrative control and service authority of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 12, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Virginia, and provides direct support to Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic (Emergency Management) and general support to DOD installations in the New England area. The detachment’s EOD personnel are highly trained, skilled technicians who are experts in explosives, diving and parachuting. They routinely work with the U.S. Secret Service and State Department, helping protect the president, vice president, and other state and foreign officials and dignitaries.