by Nick Delgado
Guam - Enhancing awareness of terrorist activity, Guam Homeland Security/Office of Civil Defense along with the Joint Task Force Homeland Defense is hosting a counter improvised explosive device course. The course is being conducted by the Asia Pacific Counter IED Fusion Center.
U.S. Army Master Sergeant Paul Price is among the instructors training service members and over one hundred GovGuam employees on how to detect potential explosive threats. The course also supports military personnel deploying to places like Iraq and Afghanistan. Price also urges the local community to be aware, saying, "We teach them indicators to look for these indicators could be something as simple as a piece of wire from the actual explosive itself, different switches and when they find those components we tell them to move back and call an EOD."
The training continues throughout the week at Northwest Field.
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