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    TSA Turns 20: Our History… Envisioning the Future

    November 17, 2021

    In September, we wrote about how TSA was created in the aftermath of 9/11 to protect our nation’s transportation systems. This week, we’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of TSA’s inception. Since our origin, we’ve taken significant steps to…
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    Are You Shivering with Anticipation for Halloween?

    October 26, 2021

    The cooler weather isn’t the only thing sending shivers down our spine this month. It’s almost time for Halloween, and anyone who reads this blog knows one thing about us…we’ll never ghost ya when it comes to travel tips. So hold on to your…
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    9/11: Stories that Shaped Who We Are

    September 9, 2021

    Twenty years ago, our country witnessed the single deadliest terrorist attack to ever take place on American soil. A day that forever changed our nation. A day from which our Transportation Security Administration was a direct result. Ask anyone…
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    Meet TSA’s 2021 Cutest Canine Contest Winner!

    August 26, 2021

    Every dog has their day, and today belongs to Alona, the winner of this year’s TSA Cutest Canine Contest! We tallied over 131,000 votes from you on our social media platforms. Alona, an Explosives Detection Canine out of McCarren International…
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    Travel like a VIP this summer with TSA PreCheck®!

    May 20, 2021

    We don’t know about you, but when we travel, we love feeling like VIPs. We don’t worry about long lines or whether or not our socks match. We keep our laptops in our bags and our belts on and buckled. This summer, we’re traveling with ease. Why?…
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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…

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