07May2015: TSA to Conduct Overnight BombTraining Exercises at Yeager Airport


“According to the release, this series of exercises will be used to train and test bomb squad responses to explosives-related incidents at the airport, and offer training opportunities for federal, state and local public safety explosives experts and military explosives ordnance teams.”

CHARLESTON, WV — People who live near Yeager Airport in Charleston may hear or see emergency vehicles next week, but officials want them to know it’s only for safety training. (SURE, IT’S ALWAYS FOR YOUR SAFETY AND SECURITY… RIGHT?)

The Transportation Security Administration will be conducting several full-scale training exercises at the airport from May 12-14. The training exercises will happen between midnight and 4 a.m.

“This is a valuable opportunity to partner with like-minded public safety agencies as we work together to train and drill during an exercise that is specifically designed to test capabilities in an aviation environment,” said Karen Keys-Turner, TSA’s Federal Security Director  for West Virginia. “This will enable us to develop best practices, test the capabilities of all emergency response personnel and foster stronger working relationships and familiarity among the participants.”

Read more: http://www.wsaz.com/home/headlines/TSA-Conducting-Series-of-Overnight-Exercises-at-Yeager-Airport-May-12-14-302761751.html

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