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Air Marshal

An undercover law enforcement agent who boards a flight as a normal passenger to prevent a hijacking or other crime, should one occur. The air marshal is tasked with ensuring air travel, both for business and pleasure, occurs smoothly and safely. An air marshal is also called a sky marshal.
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In my desire to leant more about the history of the air marshals, I had begun to speak with Ratterman during my off time.
Grungy, sad and hollow-eyed from too much booze and not enough sleep, Neeson's Bill Marks may be an air marshal, but he still grips the armrest on takeoff.
Air Marshal Sohail Aman was commissioned in Pakistan Air Force on November, 1980 in GD (P) Branch.
Air Marshal Herikudru Babu Rajaram, Director General (Works and Ceremonials) has been conferred the Ati Vishist Seva Medal (AVSM).
AN AMERICAN air marshal with alleged links to a gunrunning racket is being questioned by US authorities over the discovery of live bullets hidden inside the airconditioner of a room at Radisson Hotel in New Delhi last month.
A report by the Federal Air Marshals indicated that Stansberry had stated to an air marshal that he had taken eight Ambien and had previously used Valium but not on this flight.
Agency Affected: Department of Homeland Security: Directorate of Border and Transportation Security: Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement: Federal Air Marshal Service
The Chinese air marshals reportedly received training on how to be armed undercover officers on board commercial passenger flights.
Air marshals told the station's investigative team that they are "required to submit at least one report"--called a Surveillance Detection Report, or SDR--"a month.
The TSA air marshals, K-9 crews and inspectors who are part of the Department of Homeland Security are being stationed at six cities across the nation to familiarize officers with local transit operations in the event of a terrorist threat or attack.
AN AGITATED passenger who claimed to have a bomb in his backpack was shot and killed by a federal air marshal after he bolted frantically from a jetliner that was boarding for takeoff, officials said.
An agitated passenger who claimed to have a bomb in his backpack was shot and killed by a federal air marshal yesterday after he bolted frantically from a jetliner that was about to take off, officials said.