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Andersen’s EOD team responds to World War II era ordnance

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  • 36th Wing Public Affairs
Members of the 36th Wing explosive ordnance disposal team responded to an unexploded ordnance near Potts Junction June 10. Guam Police Department and 36th Security Forces Squadron personnel cordoned off the area to ensure the safety of the public while Andersen Air Force Base emergency and fire personnel stood by as a precautionary measure.

The EOD team detonated in place a 5-inch projectile which dates back to World War II. According to EOD officials the area was reopened after the team ensured the projectile was completely destroyed and removed.

"Our EOD and emergency professionals train frequently to manage situations such as this efficiently and safely," said Brig. Gen. Doug Owens, 36th Wing commander. "Our main priority is safety and we're proud to work alongside the GPD in matters like this."

When finding an unexploded device off base, people should always contact Guam Police Department who will then contact the appropriate military agency. The GPD's non-emergency number is 475-8616 or 472-8911.