Allied Forces Foundation MCM Teams were hosted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at Quantico, Virginia for a guided tour around the laboratory and facilities.
The Teams were broken up into three groups to visit and learn about mission capability of the FBI’s Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center (TEDAC), Firearms/Toolmarks Unit (FTU) and Explosives Unit (EU).
It was amazing to see how all the evidence is collated and investigated by all these very specialized teams who make up the FBI Laboratory, and also for Wounded Warriors to see these activities that will help stop events happening in the future to our servicemen and women, Law Enforcement and security agencies around the world.
The AFF Teams were very privileged to have the opportunity to see some of the approximately 7500 weapons which are held by the FBI. We were able to see some very famous gangsters’ weapons of the 1920-1930 era, from those of John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd to some of the rarest weapons in the world. We also saw a Sedgley Office of Strategic Services (OSS) .38 (Glove Gun) designed for OSS in World War 2, the first firearm suppressor by Maxim in the early 20th century, and a StG 44 (Sturmgewehr 44) assault rifle 44 which the USSR used to develop the AK47 as we know it today.
This was a very special day made available by the kind support of the FBI team from the Laboratory and TEDAC. Thank you from the all the AFF and Teams from our partner nations.