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U.S., Allied Forces Kick-off EOD Exercise HYDRACRAB
190819-N-QL471-2101.JPG Photo By: Petty Officer 1st Class Billy Ho

SANTA RITA, Guam - Clearance Divers assigned to the Royal Canadian Navy’s Fleet Diving Unit Atlantic take up defensive positions after fast-roping from an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter, attached to the “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25, during Exercise HYDRACRAB. HYDRACRAB is quadrilateral exercise conducted by forces from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and U.S. Naval forces. The purpose of this exercise is to prepare the participating Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) forces to operate as an integrated, capable, and potent allied force ready to respond to a changing and complex maritime environment in the Indo-Pacific region.


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