HORSES FOR HOMELAND SECURITY

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Love to ride horses? Love to watch for terrorists? Now do both!!

The Houston Airport System now invites you to join up for their Airport Rangers Program. From their application site:
“Thank you for your interest in the George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) Airport Rangers program. The Airport Rangers program was created with security and community participation in mind. Airport Rangers are mounted security patrol made up of volunteers, including off-duty law enforcement officers that ride their horses along the perimeter of the 11,000 acre Bush Intercontinental Airport. In return for keeping an eye out for suspicious activity in the area, equestrians have a pristine location, including wooded trails to ride and the airport has extra eyes and ears in areas that most security patrols can not easily access.”

I kept looking closely to see if this was a joke but apparently not. More information (including an application form) available here.