Monday, November 12, 2012

TSA Veterans Still Proudly Serving



Veterans Day poster. Honering All Who Served.Whether in times of war or peace, seeing our military men and women in uniform often compels us, each in our own way, to recognize them for their sacrifice. Maybe you’ve seen a spontaneous round of applause in the airport for a returning service member or you’ve watched as complete strangers walk up to someone wearing the uniform just to give them a handshake and thank them for their sacrifices in putting our security, and that of our country, ahead of their own.

I serve alongside our proud veterans who deserve that gratitude. Here at TSA, I am privileged to work with many employees who are veterans of the United States Armed Forces. I myself served in the U.S. Army’s Third Armored Division during the end of the Cold War and in Operations Desert Shield and Storm. Across our entire agency, veterans account for nearly 25 percent of the workforce. They’re still serving, only in a different uniform.

In addition to the veterans among us, there are many other TSA employees who continue to serve our nation as reservists. Every month some of our colleagues throughout the agency deploy to active duty and others return from military service to their work at TSA.  

We are proud that so many veterans have made the choice to wear the uniform of a transportation security officer when their commitment to wearing the uniform of the United States military has been fulfilled. Our workforce is strengthened by the qualities and disciplines our service men and women possess as a result of their military training. 

Thank you to all veterans who have served and sacrificed for our great nation.


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13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Right, these people fight for our freedoms, like our freedom to travel, our freedom to not be assaulted, our freedom to our bodies...oh, wait a minute.

This post is disgusting, and whoever wrote it should be ashamed of themselves.

Anonymous said...

Yes, proudly violating our 4th Amendment rights at every check point.

You took an oath once, but apparently it has loopholes.

Anonymous said...

The "uniform" of the TSA is, in itself, a disgrace. Shame on each and every one of you.

Laura Monteros said...

Thank you for a nice article honoring our veterans.

Anonymous said...

[URL="http://i.ytimg.com/vi/ut8jnj4ESv8/0.jpg"]Remember - Veterans can't be trusted either![/URL]

Anonymous said...

It's sad that our returning veterans have to work at the TSA. Our veterans deserve better!

Vet/STSO wife said...

Thank you to all the TSA Veterans that continue to serve our country . Additional thanks should go to the TSA’s National Deployment Force that have left their homes and families to help the victims of Hurrican Sandy which also includes many other TSA families.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your service!!!

Anonymous said...

They remind me of my old drill sergeant.

Anonymous said...

How ironic it is that they would go from defending our freedom by fighting in these wars to spitting on it by working for the TSA.

Wintermute said...

Traitors to the Constitution that they have all sworn to protect. A real travesty.

Kent said...

Methinks a lot of people should either 1) stop whining, or 2) stop flying. I prefer option two, which would reduce the number of people impeding my progress, particularly, those who talk about a constitution they have a 3rd grade understanding of.

Wintermute said...

Kent,

I obviously have a much better understanding of the Constitution than you. I took an oath to defend it, after all.

Blog team,

When did insults become allowed again?