Hamfist
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Security Screening

Mon Jun 24, 2002 7:25 am

Funny thing about my trip last week...

...myself and two other individuals from my military unit had to go somewhere for a few days. Well, as members of a certain command in the USAF, we are required to make official travel in uniform(yeah...it's fun to travel with a target on your back all in the name of recruiting). Anyway, my point is that we were all wearing the same thing. The only difference was our unique badges.

We go through security at our point of departure and my uniform is the only one that sets off the scanner. I get the "wand" but I'm spared any further checks. Well, three days later when we are going through security before flying home, again we are in our uniforms. This time, I walk right through no problem, but both of the other guys set it off. One of them even goes through the shoe removal and "happy hands" routine.

I won't pretend to be an expert on security systems, but the inconsistency just strikes me as peculiar.
 
jhooper
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RE: Security Screening

Mon Jun 24, 2002 12:18 pm

Some metal detectors go off on me no matter what; others hardly ever go off on me.

Anyway, it would seem to me that would appear odd to have a U.S. Military person in uniform (who we trust as the ARMED forces), "getting the wand".
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clipper471
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RE: Security Screening

Mon Jun 24, 2002 1:03 pm

I think the point of the original poster was that he and others were wearing the EXACT same uniforms and some went through the detector without setting it off while one of them did set it off.

Very inconsistant indeed. Makes you wonder if the detectors are just "programmed" to go off every "X"-numbered passenger?
 
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RE: Security Screening

Mon Jun 24, 2002 4:32 pm

Anyway, it would seem to me that would appear odd to have a U.S. Military person in uniform (who we trust as the ARMED forces), "getting the wand".

Come on, people can get these uniforms at the army navy on the corner for 20 bucks. im glad they wanded up, they should be very careful around people in uniform, could be a way terrorists use to avoid increased detection.

an arab in a us army outfit? who'd think terrorist? not me.

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