NAVSUP FLC Pearl Harbor increases mail screening training

Mail Center personnel receive X-ray training, May 12.

Story and photo by Shannon R. Haney

NAVSUP FLC Pearl Harbor Public Affairs

Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Pearl Harbor Regional Mail Center personnel received hands-on X-ray training from members of Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1, Detachment (Det.) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), May 12.

The training objective was to teach personnel how to identify and respond to suspicious letters and packages.

The training provided an in-depth look at hazardous packages using an X-ray machine.

Personnel studied the X-ray imagery of multiple packages with assorted threats to differentiate how they stand out compared to non-threat items.

“A wide range of potential threats can be introduced into an organization through the mail center,” said Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Dustin Lawson, MDSU-1 Det. EOD. Today, fewer threats can be readily identified by examining the exterior of parcels. To mitigate this concern, NAVSUP FLC Pearl Harbor increases mail screening technologies and processes.

“The only way to become an efficient warfighter is through realistic training,” said James McCaffrey, director of postal operations.

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