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  • November 30, 2012 | 72 (# of comments)
    Pistol discovered under lining of  carry-on bag at (CLT)Items in the Strangest Places–It’s important to check your bags prior to traveling. If a prohibited item is discovered in your bag, you could be cited and possibly arrested by local law...
  • November 28, 2012 | 34 (# of comments)
    I recently read an article at Huffington Post titled: Is The TSA's Pre Check Program A Recipe For Disaster? The easy answer to this question is no, but that wouldn’t make much of a blog post, now would it?TSA Pre✓® enables us to move away from the...
  • November 23, 2012 | 57 (# of comments)
    We’re once again coming up on the busiest travel time of the year. I can’t believe it’s here already. I know I say that every year, but it seems like it gets here faster every year! TSA is fully staffed and prepared for the high volume of passengers...
  • November 23, 2012 | 18 (# of comments)
    A pen pistol discovered at Allentown (ABE).We’ve Been Expecting You, Mr. Bond: A pen pistol (unloaded) was discovered in the carry-on bag of an Allentown (ABE) passenger. At first, the passenger claimed it was just and pen and later admitted it was...
  • November 21, 2012 | 14 (# of comments)
    There seems to be a lot of misinformation regarding the closing of our canine breeding program located at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. So, I feel a need to provide clarification.A recent efficiency review showed the program was...
  • November 21, 2012 | 56 (# of comments)
    An odd watch that was discovered at Oakland (OAK) a few days ago has been creating quite a bit of chatter on the web. As you can see from the picture, this is not your everyday watch. If I could show you what our employees saw, you would see that it...
  • November 20, 2012 | 194 (# of comments)
    *** Update - 12/6/2012 ***Many of our readers have asked if our officers are required to give their full name when asked by a passenger. Hopefully I can provide some clarification. If asked, our officers are only required to provide their last name...
  • November 19, 2012 | 59 (# of comments)
    Since the holidays often bring out the infrequent and first-time travelers, I felt it important to address this on the blog.TSA has given passengers the option of opting out of imaging technology. If you choose to opt out, simply let the officer...
  • November 16, 2012 | 10 (# of comments)
    Replica Mine Discovered at TULInert Ordnance and Grenades Etc. - We continue to find inerthand grenades and other weaponry on weekly basis. Please keep in mind that if an itemlooks like a realistic bomb, grenade, mine, etc., it is prohibited - real...
  • November 12, 2012 | 13 (# of comments)
    Whether in times of war or peace, seeing our military men and women in uniform often compels us, each in our own way, to recognize them for their sacrifice. Maybe you’ve seen a spontaneous round of applause in the airport for a returning service...

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