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Eager Response 18
180108-N-XE158-0120 Mohammed Al-Ahmad Naval Base, KUWAIT (Jan. 8, 2018) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Veranio Xavier Tongson, second from right, assigned to Commander, Task Group 56.1, provides hands-on training on a remotely operated vehicle with a Kuwait Naval Force explosive ordnance disposal technician during a training evolution as part of exercise Eager Response 18. Eager Response 18 is a bilateral explosive ordnance disposal military exercise between the State of Kuwait and the United States. The exercise fortifies military-to-military relationships between the Kuwait Naval Force and U.S. Navy, advances the operational capabilities of Kuwaiti and U.S. forces to operate in the maritime domain, and enhances interoperability and warfighting readiness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Louis Rojas/Released)