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Workout App Lets You Train Like an FBI Agent

Physical Fitness Test app from the FBI.

By Steve Neavling

ticklethewire.com

Are you fit enough to be a special agent for the FBI? Or do you want a workout routine that will keep you healthy?

There’s now an app for that.

The FBI has created the free Physical Fitness Test app so you can train like an agent.

“Whether you’re an aspiring agent hoping to see if you have what it takes or a fitness enthusiast curious about agent training, this mobile application will help you learn the benchmarks of the official FBI Physical Fitness Test (PFT),” the app reads.

ICE Employees to Get Free Gym Memberships Near Washington Headquarters

gymBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The federal government is shopping for a health and fitness center for its employees who work at ICE.

The bids call for a “full-range health & fitness center” for ICE employees, according to legal documents obtained by TMZ. 

One requirement is a gym with “state-of-the-art-fitness equipment” wishing walking distance from one of its offices in Washington D.C.

The agency is accepting bids.

The plan is to pay the bill for employees to receive 1 year of access to the gym. The contract may be extended an additional 3 years.

The spending limit on annual memberships is $200,000.

Secret Service to Conduct Exercises with Drones in Washington D.C. Area

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Secret Service is planning to hold drone exercises in the Washington D.C. area over the next few weeks, Bloomberg reports.

The agency said in a statement Tuesday that it plans “a series of exercises involving unmanned aircraft systems” in the restricted airspace of Washington.

Secret Service declined further comment.

The meeting comes after the FAA earlier this month proposed regulations for the flying cameras.

Secret Service also was dealing with a security breach after a radio-controlled quadracopter crashed into the White House lawn.

Border Patrol Agent Dies While Working Out at Michigan Bay Station

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

A Border Patrol agent was found dead in a workout room at a bay station in Michigan, the News-Messanger reports.

An Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office report indicates Agent Scott M. Schoen, 30, was found on his back in a pool of blood at the Sandusky Bay Station.

Schoen was not breathing and received CPR.

According to the report, Schoen was suffering chest pains earlier.

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FBI: Government Workers Faked Excessive Exercise to Earn Gift Cards

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire

An initiative by Blue Cross and Blue Shield to promote good health seemed to work too well when some municipal employees of Kansas City were reporting excessive, grueling exercise sessions to earn gift cards.

It was so unreal, in fact, that the scam caught the FBI’ attention, which resulted in an  investigation, KCTV 5 reports.

One employee claimed to have participated in the Olympics, four triathlons, three duathlons, three marathons and two half-marathons. Others were reporting the same kind of strenuous activity, KCTV 5 reported.

Six Kansas City municipal workers and a Jackson County correctional employee have been indicted by a grand jury.

Coast Guard Training Exercise Causes Scare on the Potomac on 9/11

It’s hard to believe a goof like this could happen on a day like this. Mmmm. More details to come.

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BY CNN
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard said Friday it will review a training incident along the Potomac River that triggered security concerns about President Obama on the eighth anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

“We are still gathering information of how this training event might have been misconstrued as an actual incident. We will conduct a thorough review of this incident,” the Coast Guard said in a statement.

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