About 43,000 Transportation Security Administration officers are sporting new uniforms that make them look more like warriors in the battle against terrorism than baggage handlers.
The new look was rolled out today in Omaha and many other airports to mark the seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
The uniform shirts change from white to blue. Instead of an embroidered badge, the officers will wear a metal badge. Their belts will be wider to better fit with the uniform pants.
The 65/35 polyester/cotton blend shirts will stay cleaner and be more comfortable, according to the agency.
A new arm patch will feature an eagle and a portion of the American flag. The patch is intended as a visible reminder of the organization’s roots in the 2001 attacks.
September 11, 2008
Airport security crews go blue, and you’re paying for it
[I find it very appropriate that on this day, of all days, the TSA demonstrates what it is really all about.–Joe]