Collecting insignia from the Federal Bureau of Investigation since 1999.
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As an immediate reaction to the 09/11/01 terrorist attacks, the nation’s airports, under the order of the federal government, were shut down.  An analysis showed that airports did not have nearly enough security personnel on-hand to tackle what would now be a totally different way of flying.  Operation Safe Skies was a government operation that placed National Guard soldiers and additional police officers in airports on a temporary basis until additional security personnel could be hired and trained for the airports.  The patch was made for those who participated in Operation Safe Skies in New York airports.

Source:  Steve Petro and U.S. Army