by Nick Delgado
Guam - Bioenvironmental specialists on Andersen Air Force Base report no trace of radiation on the Global Hawk aircraft that returned from the relief efforts over Japan. Senator Judi Guthertz raised concern over the aircraft coming back to Guam without properly being decontaminated.
Military officials say the global hawk is flying ongoing missions to assist the Japan government with the earthquake and tsunami relief efforts. Global Hawk Detachment Commander Lt. Col. Brandon Baker says, "We have measures in place to ensure the aircraft is clean upon return. Protecting the ground crews, the base population and the entire island community remains our top priority."
Andersen assures the community that the aircraft operates at high altitudes and has not been exposed to any detectable amount of alpha, beta or gamma radiation.