(See J. Howe and J. Dolbow, p. 28, and N. Polmar, pp. 84–85, August 2013 Proceedings)
Commander Trevor A. Blow, U.S. Navy Reserve—I would like to correct a statement made in the article by Captain Howe and Lieutenant Dolbow. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) currently has two organic air components, not three. Legacy Customs Aviation and Border Patrol Aviation were combined under U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in 2005 under CBP-Air. The combined group is currently known as CBP—Office of Air and Marine (OAM). OAM trains, organizes, and equips more than 600 air-interdiction agents (AIA) and operates more than 200 aircraft.