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19175079_sRepresentatives from dozens of government, military, aviation and shipping organizations have partnered together to educate and understand threats to airline security and commercial aircraft in Guam.

Sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), explosive specialists from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) replicated a dozen scenarios where explosives could be concealed in belongings or hidden on a person. U.S. Navy and Air Force Explosive Disposal Ordnance (EOD) technicians assisted with rigging the charges and detonating each example to showcase the deadly and destructive potential of explosives.

The multiday event marked the first ever collaboration of this many inter-connected agencies on Guam, said Brian FitzGerald, lead transportation security specialist on explosives, for DHS and TSA.

According to the Pacific News Center the stakeholders involved in the training included members from the FBI, U.S. Marshalls, U.S. Postal Service, TSA Canine Unit, U.S. Navy Military Working Dog Unit, Guam Police Department, Airport Security, as well as several representatives from major airline companies and distribution industries.