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600 TSA officers screening passengers, bags at BWI
600 TSA officers screening passengers, bags at BWI

Passengers checking in for a flight at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport might encounter David Jimentel at the X-ray machine. The former Marine says he was inspired to join the Transportation Security Administration after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Others might notice Maria Little, one of the agency's behavioral detection officers, casually interacting with travelers as she uses a trained eye to spot potential risks. She lived all over the world with her husband during his military career and wanted a chance to serve the country herself in the wake of the attacks. Together, the Marylanders are part of a team of nearly 600 TSA officers who screened 9...

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