The Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS) is a United States federal law enforcement agency under the supervision of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) of the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Air Marshal Service is meant to promote confidence in civil aviation by effectively deploying federal air marshals (FAMs) to detect, deter, and defeat hostile acts targeting the United States.
Because of the nature of their occupation, federal air marshals (FAMs) travel often. They rank among those Federal law enforcement officers that hold the highest standard for handgun accuracy. A FAM's job is to blend in with other passengers on board aircraft and rely heavily on their training, including investigative techniques, criminal terrorist behavior recognition, firearms proficiency, aircraft specific tactics, and close quarters self-defense measures to protect the flying public.
... In recent years the Federal Air Marshal Service has been the subject of controversies related to the number of flights that air marshals actually man and of criminal activities involving air marshals ... by Drew Griffin that included current and former air marshals that accused TSA of hyping the numbers of manned flights and of poor quality training ... by reporter Amy Davis of Houston news station KPRC into the possibility that air marshals with criminal convictions were still being employed by FAMS ...
1867 takes effect as the Constitution of Canada, creating the Canadian Confederation and the federal dominion of Canada Sir John A. 1931 – United Airlines begins service (as Boeing Air Transport). 1942 – The Australian Federal Government becomes the sole collector of income tax in Australia as the State Income Tax is abolished ...
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