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    Prohibited Items Week 2021

    April 13, 2021

    We launched Prohibited Items Week for the first time last year as a way to highlight the great work of our officers in airports across the country. We also hoped it would inform and deter travelers from packing prohibited items in their own carry-on…
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    TSA Commemorates Vietnam War Veterans

    March 29, 2021

    A few weeks ago, I learned that today, March 29, marks the national commemoration of the Vietnam War. Do you remember where you were in November 1955 when the Vietnam War began? How about in April of 1975 when the Vietnam War came to an end? Were…
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    All in the Family: TSA Employees Volunteer for DHS Surge Capacity Force

    March 22, 2021

    The effects of COVID-19 reached each and every person across our country. But as the expression goes, in the worst of times, we begin to see the best in people. That sentiment holds especially true with our workforce here at TSA and across the…
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    Now Hiring: Why You Actually Want to be a Transportation Security Officer

    March 5, 2021

    In case you missed it, TSA recently announced the hiring of over 6,000 Transportation Security Officers – or TSOs for short – in anticipation of travel trends in 2021. TSOs are the backbone of TSA and they play a vital role in keeping air travel…
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    TSA’s Explosives Detection Canines are Something to Woof About!

    February 24, 2021

    Hey, it’s me, Cooper! You might recognize me from TSA’s social media – my birthday was kind of a big deal. February is National Dog Training Education Month, and as TSA’s most senior explosives detection dog, I’m back to let you know about all the…
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    Isn’t It Romantic

    February 10, 2021

    Planning a romantic vacation this Valentine’s Day? You may be wondering about how you can travel by air with some of your special items to spark romance. Check out our tips and remember to stay safe! Setting the Mood If you’re looking to set the…
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    TSA PreCheck®: Save time with us!

    January 25, 2021

    TSA PreCheck®. If you’ve traveled through domestic airports in the past few years, chances are you know us. You’ve watched from the standard screening lane, eyes green with envy, as travelers enter the TSA PreCheck lanes and cruise right through…
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    Get Your 2021 TSA Canine Calendar Today!

    December 21, 2020

    Looking for a bright spot to end your 2020? Look no further than the 2021 TSA Canine Calendar! Learn about these hard-working canines keeping transportation systems safe across the United States. Download here or by clicking the photo below…
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    Holiday Plans? Safety First!

    December 18, 2020

    It’s the holiday season, and if you choose to fly, check out our helpful tips to get you on your way quickly and safely! First things first – remember to check with cdc.gov on current travel advisories and guidance regarding COVID-19.  You should…
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    TSA’s National Explosive Detection Canine Program

    December 9, 2020

    Have you ever seen one of our canine teams in action at an airport? Or lucky enough to see a team working at special events, e.g., Superbowl, World Series, NCAA tournaments, etc. across the U.S.? With more than 1,000 teams deployed nationwide there…

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