Skip to comments.DOD staff on military flight delayed for hours by US Customs
Posted on 02/04/2014 10:31:21 AM PST by Timber Rattler
What was expected to be a routine stopover at Bangor International Airport for a plane filled with returning U.S. troops and defense contractors Sunday night instead became a frustrating ordeal for many of those aboard.
For the 102 U.S. troops returning from Afghanistan and Kuwait on Delta flight 8964, getting off the plane was fairly routine and featured a heros welcome from the Maine Troop Greeters in attendance.
It was a different story for the 112 Department of Defense contractors those hired to fly drones, do intelligence analysis, fix computers and other jobs some of whom were kept on the plane for more than seven hours as their baggage was methodically inspected and cleared through U.S. Customs.
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I think everyone returning from Afghanistan should be allowed one functional AK/trip.
They should have just spoke Spanish and say Viva Mexico...and would be waived right thru
If we can overly harass US citizens...we can seal our borders and deport all illegals
DOD contractors are supposed to be issued Red Passports that allow them easier egress.
Sounds like Asian torture. Death by a thousand cuts, or maybe Chinese water torture. Where is John Wayne?
if possible, you really want a black passport. they are sweet to have.
Giving idiots uniforms and badges guarantees disaster!!
Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)
LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)
AK-47`S WERE BROUGHT regularly right thru San Francisco airport in 1965-1968 by returning G.I.`s,- not a wink from nobody COZ IT WAS NORMAL THEN,
-I did military transport for home-bound G.I.`s.
Now the anti-American ABBYNORMALS and perverts control our govt.
Let`s take it BACK!
Dang ... best guess is Maine seceded again.
Those were the days (just like after WWII)...
What planet were you on in 1965-1968?
I. Don’t. Care.
You’re not in the military. You’re a government employee. You shouldn’t get through customs any quicker than I do.
I don’t want a system where you have to know someone or be a big shot to receive decent treatment. If everyone — big, powerful people — has to experience the misery involved with getting on an airplane, inflicted on us by our own government, then maybe something will be done about it.
We’re already behind the eight ball by not screaming out heads off that congressmen, senators and their staffers quietly enacted “special” security lines for themselves and their hangers-on.
Only members of the military should not have to deal with this nonsense.
The ones we need to ID, track and be prepared to neutralize when the SHTF.
I was in SF transporting GI`s from SFO to Travis AFB under Federal contract with high security clearances..
What planet was DJ one on in 1965-68? Musta been Venus coz it appears DJ one weren`t even born then.
Yes, I was already born then.
I made several returns from Vietnam between 1965-1972 and twice I brought back souvenir weapons. These weapons had to be inspected by Military Intelligence to insure they had no intelligence value. Then they were registered as a War Trophy and an export license was granted.
As an AK-47 is a fully automatic weapon, they were never allowed to be brought home as a War Trophy. If you saw soldiers carrying souvenir weapons through San Francisco Airport, they were probably SKS carbines, or Type 53 carbines, but I can guarantee you that you didn’t see a soldier leaving Travis AFB with a fully automatic AK-47 in 1965-1968.
I don’t think you need a passport for egress. For ingress, it seems a passport is sometimes not enough.
nope; this was SFO disembark with request east coast ferry to Travis embarkation;
They even had grenades with them plus a army nurse on each lap with a bottle of booze. These GI`s always had AK47s back with ` them because some were N.A,s, my cousins, and they stil got`em on the reservation to this day. It appears you were not in SFO to see what was really happening since these local SF area GI`s got out of the SFO airport into taxis with their weapons and nurses, n took the taxis HOME.
SFO is not a military airport and there were no MP`s nor AIP`s there then. There was ZERO security at SFO. Only uniformed people there besides GI`s were the hari krishnas.
There were anti-war demonstrators there in SFO but when they saw the GI`s carrying weapons they shut up real fast n didn`t bother them at all.
AK47`S as war trophies WERE only banned starting in 1968 Federal Weapons act but nobody at the SFO airport paid any attention to it...been there done that