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Justice Prisoner & Alien Transportation System (JPATS) 

JPATS Celebrates 30 Years of Owned Aircraft Operations

On Thursday, the 20th of August, the Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System (JPATS) recognized a major milestone.  Thirty years prior, the then-National Prisoner Transfer Service (NPTS) executed its first movement on aircraft solely owned and operated by the USMS.  The Boeing 727, piloted by Jerry Hurd, Bill Ardies and Mark Landol made stops in Denver, Salt Lake City, Sacramento, Vandenburg AFB, and San Diego, ending the day in Tucson.  The remembrance mission shown above, was celebrated at the end of a normal JPATS mission, flown by senior pilots Assistant Chief Riley Finley and Jeff Winans.  JPATS has flown over 70,000 hours of large aircraft activity with no significant incidents or accidents.

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