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43 WWII veterans honored with free trip to Normandy for D-Day anniversary - fox29.com - Usa - France - city Atlanta - state Utah
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43 WWII veterans honored with free trip to Normandy for D-Day anniversary
World War II veterans are spending time in Normandy this year in honor of commemorating the 79th anniversary of D-Day. Forty-three American veterans were once again flown on a special Delta charter flight ahead of the historic day thanks to Best Defense Foundation, a nonprofit whose mission is to help veterans and their families. The once-in-a-lifetime trip is free for the group of 43 veterans, who live all around the country, and includes well-trained, personal caretakers for the week-long program.The trip kicked off last week on May 30 with a special tribute dinner before everyone met at the Atlanta airport the next day.Scenes from the Delta Normandy sendoff at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport on Wednesday, May 31, 2023. (Matthew Grimes/RANK STUDIOS for Delta Airlines) Delta employees decked out in red, white, and blue met the veterans before security – and what waited on the other side was something that called for the attention of the whole terminal. Music began to fill the halls, the patriotic sounds coming from a local marching band from Dutchtown High School.The veterans were then joined with an honor guard, the marching band, drum line, and foundation volunteers for a parade line down to their gate. "As the veterans rolled closer to their gate, French citizens ran up in tears, thanking them for their service," Best Defense Foundation said. And before boarding, many of the veterans spent time at a gate event to say hello to fellow Americans and grateful travelers.RELATED: WWII veterans return to Utah beach to honor D-Day on 79th anniversaryUpon arrival at Normandie-Deauville Airport (DOL), the veterans were greeted by Normandy residents, members of the U.S.
TSA tests facial recognition technology at US airports to boost security - fox29.com - Usa - city Las Vegas - Washington - city Washington, area District Of Columbia - area District Of Columbia - county Miami - city Atlanta - city Boston - state Mississippi - city Detroit - city Salt Lake City - city San Jose - county Dallas - city Baltimore - Denver - city Jackson, state Mississippi - Los Angeles, county Miami
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TSA tests facial recognition technology at US airports to boost security
FILE - A Credential Authentication Technology (CAT-2) identity verification machine is demonstrated to a member of the media at a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security checkpoint at Baltimore-Washington Airport (BWI) in Baltimore, Mar BALTIMORE - A passenger walks up to an airport security checkpoint, slips an ID card into a slot and looks into a camera atop a small screen. The screen flashes "Photo Complete" and the person walks through — all without having to hand over their identification to the TSA officer sitting behind the screen.It's all part of a pilot project by the Transportation Security Administration to assess the use of facial recognition technology at a number of airports across the country."What we are trying to do with this is aid the officers to actually determine that you are who you say who you are," said Jason Lim, identity management capabilities manager, during a demonstration of the technology to reporters at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.RELATED: Lyft rolls out feature to make airport pickups fasterThe effort comes at a time when the use of various forms of technology to enhance security and streamline procedures is only increasing.
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