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air marshal

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A security officer who travels undercover on a commercial airliner to prevent hijacking or terrorist activity.

air marshal

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1. (Military) a senior Royal Air Force officer of equivalent rank to a vice admiral in the Royal Navy
2. (Military) a Royal Australian Air Force officer of the highest rank
3. (Military) a Royal New Zealand Air Force officer of the highest rank when chief of defence forces
4. a person employed to travel as an armed guard on commercial flights to protect against hijacking
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Noun1.air marshal - a person trained by the government in hijacking and terrorist tactics who (for security reasons) is a passenger aboard an airline flightair marshal - a person trained by the government in hijacking and terrorist tactics who (for security reasons) is a passenger aboard an airline flight
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
marshal, marshall - a law officer having duties similar to those of a sheriff in carrying out the judgments of a court of law
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Seniority wise, six air marshals are currently serving in different positions.
In the back of my mind, I knew I might end up flying with any number of individuals when I graduated in August, including senior air marshals who had been flying mission flights months after 9/11.
The anonymous texter is on the plane and knows who Bill is, though air marshals travel undercover.
Also in 2011, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) announced that it is ready to train other countries' air marshals and transfer its experience in training flight security units to friendly states.
ISLAMABAD -- The government has promoted Air Vice Marshals Muhammad Jamshed Khan and Sohail Aman to the rank of Air Marshals.
This includes Param Vishist Seva Medal (PVSM) for six Air Marshals, Ati Vishist Seva Medal (AVSM) for one Air Marshal, five Air Vice Marshal and six Air Commodores.
The Transportation Security Administration will continue to assign air marshals to commercial jetliners and to arm some pilots.
According to CBS News, air marshals, who work undercover, carry guns as part of their mission to protect US airlines flying overseas, but are required to check in their weapons to the security agencies before entering a foreign country.
October 21, 2009 (CAIRO) -- Two air marshals overpowered a man armed with a plastic food knife during a flight from Istanbul to Cairo on Wednesday night, the Egyptian media reported.
IF YOU can put Air Marshals on planes then why not Marines on ships?
By deploying armed air marshals onboard selected flights, the Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS), a component of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), plays a key role in helping to protect approximately 29,000 domestic and international flights operated daily by U.
A programme at the United States Federal Air Marshal Service's training centre in Atlantic City, New Jersey saw 18 Chinese air marshals complete two weeks of training on 22 September.