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  • Air Marshals of Afghganistan

    10/30/2016 9:05:20 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 5 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/30/2016 | J Hines
    The military branch USAF is unique when it comes to job specialty (MOS), force protection back in the old days of guarding an aircraft was different. The Air Police would just issue a rifle to an airman to guard the aircraft or resources. Fast forward to modern day, the ‘Air Police’ name progressed to Security Police and finally ‘Security Forces’. With recent conflicts USAF Security Forces have had to adjust and expand its role in the terrorist war. One of them is the Fly-Away Security Team, also known as ‘FAST’. These hand picked elite USAF Security Forces members are also...
  • Marshals: Innocent People Placed On 'Watch List' To Meet Quota

    06/24/2016 7:50:11 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 20 replies
    The Denver Channel ^ | 21 Jun, 2016
    You could be on a secret government database or watch list for simply taking a picture on an airplane. Some federal air marshals say they're reporting your actions to meet a quota, even though some top officials deny it. The air marshals, whose identities are being concealed, told 7NEWS that they're required to submit at least one report a month. If they don't, there's no raise, no bonus, no awards and no special assignments. "Innocent passengers are being entered into an international intelligence database as suspicious persons, acting in a suspicious manner on an aircraft ... and they did nothing...
  • EgyptAir Flight MS804: Three Air Marshals Were Aboard Crashed Jet

    05/20/2016 6:40:04 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 32 replies
    NBC News ^ | 19 May 2016 | Gemma DiCasimirro and F. Brinley Bruton
    Three air marshals were among the 66 people aboard EgyptAir Flight MS804 that crashed while flying over the Mediterranean Sea early Thursday, authorities said. France's transport chief Alain Vidalies told reporters that having that many security officers on such a flight was "the usual practice." He added that the plane — which can carry up to 189 passengers — was not transporting any freight. Related: Missing EgyptAir Jet Raises Fears of 'Worst-Case Scenario' Former NTSB investigator Greg Feith told MSNBC that Egypt had boosted security recently, which could explain the number of officers on board. "The only other reason to...
  • Politics: Yay! Government's back! Air marshal charged with taking photos up women's skirts

    10/18/2013 5:53:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    cain tv ^ | Dan Calabrese
    Up, up and away! I just want you to feel better. It was so traumatic for you when the government was shut down and you were denied all the wondrous services, benefits, protection and support from the many dedicated servants who wake up each day thinking, "How can I take the tax dollars of the American citizenry and use it to enrich their lives? Oh, the privilege of serving the American people!" Just kidding. Women, you might want to wear pants when you fly: A federal air marshal has been arrested and accused of taking cell phone photographs underneath women’s...
  • More about the whistle-blowing Air Marshal who was targeted by the IRS

    06/19/2013 1:24:46 PM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 8 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 6/19/13 | David Freddoso
    Anderson Cooper had done a segment on an air marshal named Jeffrey Black, who was audited by the IRS almost immediately after it became public that he had participated in a documentary about the shortcomings of the agency where he once worked, the Transportation Security Administration. Here’s the CNN clip... ...The documentary in which Black participated, Please Remove Your Shoes, is currently available on Netflix. The CNN clip inaccurately describes it as a “spoof” — in fact, it’s a pretty scary documentary if you fly often, and a frustrating one if you follow the goings-on at various government agencies. Black...
  • Exclusive Interview: Passenger Aboard Grounded Flight with Phony ‘Air Marshals’ (tonight)

    09/11/2011 9:08:28 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9-11-11
    Alert readers have reported that their flight, United Airlines 3681, from St. Louis to Washington Dulles had to make an emergency return to the gate as it prepared for take-off. According to local officials, it was found that two men who had boarded the plane as ‘federal air marshals’ didn’t have the proper credentials. Passengers were deplaned, all luggage was removed and re-scanned. All passengers were also re-screened. Passengers are now in the process of re-boarding. There is no word on the two ‘air marshals.’ BigGovernment has contacted security officials in St. Louis. Ron Meyer, of Young America Foundation, was...
  • Taxpayers have to come up with more than $100 million - TSA loses lawsuit to Federal Air Marshals

    07/15/2011 10:35:13 AM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 8 replies · 1+ views
    WTSP.com-10News-Tampa Bay ^ | 7/15/2011 | Mike Deeson
    Tampa, Florida--It's not a matter of if; it's a matter of when. This Federal Air Marshal is talking about another 9-11 type attack and he puts some of the blame on the Transportation Security Administration. He says it has to do with overtime. According to the Air Marshal, whose identity we have to protect to keep him from being from being fired for talking to us, problems started when upper management started scheduling the air marshal's to work in excess of 40 hours a week, but the agency refused to pay overtime and that decision is costing you millions of...
  • Air Marshals Stop 'Shoe Bomb' Attempt On United Jet to Denver (Suspect is Qatari Diplomat)

    04/07/2010 7:22:58 PM PDT · by kristinn · 289 replies · 10,168+ views
    ABC News ^ | Wednesday, April 7, 2010 | Rhonda Schwartz, Richard Esposito, and Brian Ross
    Federal air marshals subdued a man who authorities say attempted to "light his shoes on fire" on a United flight from Washington Reagan to Denver Wednesday night, federal law enforcement officials told ABC News. SNIP The suspect was identified by authorities as a diplomat in the Qatar embassy in Washington, Mohammed al Modadi. The FBI said the man had full diplomat immunity as the 3rd secretary and vice-consul.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Napolitano Failed to Get Dutch to Allow Air Marshals on US-Bound Flights!

    12/28/2009 9:55:54 AM PST · by goldstategop · 41 replies · 2,273+ views
    Debbie Schlussel ^ | 12/28/2009 | Debbie Schlussel
    I believe the terrorists must know this. They pick the flights from Amsterdam for a reason. It’s no coincidence that two different Nigerians chose to cause a ruckus on the exact same flight from Amsterdam to Detroit on two different days. Hmmm . . . did the system work? Sure doesn’t sound like it if she can’t even insist on U.S. Air Marshals on flights from Amsterdam. If they had any cojones–and even though she looks like she’s of that gender, she doesn’t–the Obama administration would have told the Dutch, “No air marshals, no flights from Amsterdam to anywhere near...
  • Obama Ends 9/11 Policy Allowing Pilots to Carry Guns (The "Messiah")

    03/17/2009 5:54:14 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 61 replies · 3,554+ views
    Ace of Spades ^ | March 17, 2009 | Ace
    <p>As was asked when this issue was debated -- and resolved, we thought -- "If you don't trust a pilot to carry a gun, what the fuck are you doing allowing him at the controls of a plane carrying 300 people?"</p>
  • Air Marshals' Names Tagged on 'No-Fly' List(You just can't make this stuff up!)

    04/29/2008 4:32:30 PM PDT · by kellynla · 37 replies · 101+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 29, 2008 | Audrey Hudson
    Some federal air marshals have been denied entry to flights they are assigned to protect when their names matched those on the terrorist no-fly list, and the agency says it's now taking steps to make sure their agents are allowed to board in the future. The problem with federal air marshals (FAM) names matching those of suspected terrorists on the no-fly list has persisted for years, say air marshals familiar with the situation. One air marshal said it has been “a major problem, where guys are denied boarding by the airline.” “In some cases, planes have departed without any coverage...
  • Ex-marshal: Air marshal training 'a national disgrace'

    04/17/2008 10:44:15 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 10 replies · 334+ views
    CNN ^ | Drew Griffin and Kathleen Johnston
    SAN DIEGO, California (CNN) -- Their mission is to protect airline passengers from acts of terror on U.S. flights. But in a special investigation, former and current air marshals told CNN that the number of marshals assigned to police flights is so low that the federal agency overseeing them has drastically lowered its firearms and psychological testing standards just so it can qualify new hires. More than a dozen current and former marshals told CNN that so many federal air marshals have resigned and are not being replaced that airport screeners are being employed to fill the dwindling ranks. But...
  • Nearly 10,000 US airline pilots can carry a gun

    04/04/2008 8:30:10 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 24 replies · 141+ views
    TravelBite ^ | April 4, 2008 | Staff
    Over ten per cent of airline crewmembers in the US are authorised to carry guns onboard, according to a budget document released by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The Federal Air Marshal Service runs a programme for armed pilots as a TSA agency and estimates that 85,000 to 90,000 pilots and crew are eligible to carry a gun on domestic passenger and cargo flights. Although the exact number remains confidential the TSA has forecasted the level of eligible pilots will increase to 16.5 per cent by 2011. The TSA reports it found 16 firearms and four concealed prohibited items at...
  • Air Marshalls Could Be On All US Planes To UK

    02/12/2008 3:06:47 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 102+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-12-2008 | David Millward and Bruno Waterfield
    Air marshals could be on all US planes to UK By David Millward and Bruno Waterfield in Brussels Last Updated: 2:36am GMT 12/02/2008 Armed air marshals could be deployed on all transatlantic flights operated by US airlines, it has emerged. Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, said the Government is willing to consider a request from Washington to step up security. The undercover armed guards, who are put on aircraft to stop hijackers and terrorists, are thought to have been operating on some US planes that fly to Britain for a number of years. Although this has never been confirmed, the...
  • We're all air marshals now

    12/07/2001 7:24:41 AM PST · by white trash redneck · 12 replies · 180+ views
    Wash Times ^ | 7 Dec 2001 | Chris Matthews
    <p>It's now official: Everyone boarding an American jetliner joins the front lines in the war on terrorism. It comes down to a personal test of courage between you and the hijacker.</p> <p>Those were the new rules of engagement delivered personally to me last week by the country's Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge. Put bluntly: We're all "air marshals" now.</p>
  • Pilots: Cockpits remain vulnerable to terrorist assault

    09/10/2007 9:10:57 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 19 replies · 996+ views
    CNN ^ | 9/10/2007 | CNN
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- If one hardened cockpit door is good, would two barriers be even better? Many airline pilots believe the answer is "yes," and are hoping to reinvigorate efforts to require so-called "secondary barriers" on every commercial plane in the country. Pilots praise the hardened cockpit doors mandated after 9/11, saying they have done as much as anything to protect aircraft from terrorist assaults. But planes remain vulnerable for short periods of time during some flights when pilots go to the lavatory, get meals or, on long flights, change out crews. Currently, flight attendants sometimes block the aisle with...
  • U.S. Adds Marshals to Overseas Flights(Loose lips...)

    07/01/2007 9:48:15 AM PDT · by kellynla · 7 replies · 425+ views
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/1/2007 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. is adding air marshals to overseas flights because of concerns about potential terrorism threats originating in Britain and Europe, the homeland security chief said Sunday. The Bush administration said it was satisfied with its current terrorism alert level following an attack at a Scottish airport and two foiled car bombs in London. "I think given what we know now, we're comfortable that we're at the right posture," Michael Chertoff said during a round of talk show appearances. U.S. airports and mass transit systems are tightening security ahead of the Fourth of July holiday and more...
  • Training against air terror

    08/27/2006 6:18:14 AM PDT · by billorites · 4 replies · 380+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | August 27, 2006 | Michael Cousineau
    Two air marshals kneel on homely blue patterned airplane seats and fire their handguns at their targets 30 feet away. Wearing jeans and packing semi-automatic pistols, they aim at metal targets, not terrorists looking to kill passengers or bring down a jet airliner. Nearly every air marshal based in New England will spend about 10 days a year at the Sigarms Academy, taking America's battle against terrorism to New Hampshire's back yard. Tucked away on 128 acres just down the street from New England Dragway, a different race is taking shape. Trying to keep ahead of plotting terrorists, dozens of...
  • Air Marshall Dress Code Changed

    08/24/2006 5:03:54 PM PDT · by blam · 55 replies · 2,430+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8-25-2006 | Leslie Miller
    Air Marshal Dress Code Changed Friday August 25, 2006 12:16 AM By LESLIE MILLER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Air marshals were told Thursday they will be allowed to dress the way they want and choose their own hotels in order to protect their anonymity while on missions. Federal Air Marshal Service chief Dana Brown, who has been in the job for five months, said he was changing the rules, starting Sept. 1, after listening to air marshals' concerns. In a memo to the air marshals, Brown said the dress code was changed to ``allow you to blend in...
  • Passengers On Northwest Plane Tell Of Air Marshal Action

    08/24/2006 3:10:46 PM PDT · by saganite · 57 replies · 2,844+ views
    Airwise news/Reuters ^ | 24 Aug 06 | staff
    Passengers aboard a Northwest Airlines plane bound for Mumbai and forced to turn back to Amsterdam said air marshals swooped after 12 people began fidgeting with mobile phones and plastic bags, Dutch media said on Thursday. The 12 were arrested on Wednesday after the plane landed at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport. Prosecution authorities said they were still holding the 12 but would not give their identities or nationalities. "I saw the air marshals run and I knew something was amiss," a 31-year-old businessman aboard the plane told Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad. "Some had beards, others were unshaven, one was wearing a...