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    (U) 1 Mar 91- The 823rd Red Horse requested that EOD representatives
    attend a meeting at the Red Horse orderly room at Eskan Village at 1500 hours
    local.
        1500 -  The meeting was chaired by Major Early and Major Smiley of 823rd
    Red Horse. The mission was to establish a Minimum Operating Strip (MOS) at         
    Jalibah AB, Iraq, clear the 4,700 foot runway, and exploit any intelligence   
    information. The team was composed of six explosive ordnance disposal (EOO)
    technicians, one communications technician and enough explosives, EOD
    equipment, one 1038 HMMV (vehicle), general supplies, MREs, and water for one
    day. The six man EOD team would deploy to Jalibah AB, Iraq. This EOD team
    was identified as Bravo team. The team would be resupplied as soon as the MOS
    was opened. In depth intelligence of the base, expected ordnance, aircraft,
    enemy forces, and condition of the runway was not available. Needed maps of
    the area would be provided that night. The team was told to drive to King
    Khalid Military City (KKMC) and from there they would to be flown to Jalibah
    AB by a CH-47 helicopter. Driving time from Riyadh AB, to KKMC is
    approximately six hours. Sending the CH-47 to Riyadh to Pick up the vehicle
    and team could have saved manhours.
    
    	(U) 1645 -  Team began to prepare equipment for deployment. 
    
    		(U) - Equipment lcadout consisted of enough C-4, both electric and
    non-electric caps and FLCC for approximately 70 demolition shots. We also
    took six Sabre radios (for communication with Red Horse personnel), M122
    Firing Device, general purpose tools, three 14 Surface Munitions Disruption
    (SMUD) Rifles, six M-16s' and a Barrett Light .50 calibre for SMUD operations.
    The Barrett was borrowed from an Army unit stationed at Eskan Village.
    
    	(U) 2250 -  EOD equipment preparation is complete and team returns to
    billets.
    
    	(U) 2300 -  SMSgt Cobbins! EOD Team Chief, contacts CENTAF/DOSE for mission
    update. Capt Armour inrGrmed him that some of the plans have changed
    and a mission number was still not available.
    
    (U) 2 Mar 91
    
    (U) 0505 -  Team Chief went to DOSE for mission information and maps.
    
           0700 - Chief Stone, CENTAF FED EOD Manager, makes contact with
    Intelligence. They provide mission objectives, expected Allied dropped
    ordnance, runway condition, battle damage assessment photos, and a base grid
    map. Intelligence didn't expect us to find chemical/biological munitions.
    
    (U) 0930 - Riyadh EOD Term arrives at 8Z3rd Red Horse orderly Room for
    final mission fleeting before departure. CH-47 mission number still not
    available and Red Horse representative stated it would be provided by POC at
    KKMC. EOD Team Chief provided Red Horse with detailed intelligence they had
    obtained from CENTS. Red Horse was prepared to deploy with only a base grid
    map.
    
    (U) 1200 - Team departs Es',;an Village with Combat Communications
    technician, Sgt Faust.
    
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