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Blog Posts for 2013

  • March 20, 2013 | 65 (# of comments)
    There have been many reports about a U.S. Marine Wounded Warrior who was recently screened at Phoenix (PHX). Unfortunately, there has been a lot of misreporting.After reviewing TSA video (CCTV), interviewing and receiving written statements from all...
  • March 18, 2013 | 79 (# of comments)
    Small pocket knives and some sporting goods remain on the TSA Prohibited Items List and may be transported in your CHECKED baggage.Bob BurnsTSA Blog TeamIf you have a travel related issue or question that needs an immediate answer, you can contact...
  • March 15, 2013 | 25 (# of comments)
    Flare Gun (HOU)Flare Gun - A passenger at Houston Hobby (HOU)had an unusual item in his carry-on bag: A flare gun and six loose flares!21 Firearms Discovered This Week - of the 21 firearms, 20 were loaded and seven had rounds chambered. Here are...
  • March 14, 2013 | 28 (# of comments)
    Car Engulfed In FlamesHave you ever been in your car when someone passed you at a high rate of speed? Usually, the car disappears and you never see it again. That wasn’t the case yesterday morning for TSA Tampa International Airport Deputy Assistant...
  • March 13, 2013 | 49 (# of comments)
    You’ve likely read various media accounts of how our TSOs at Newark (EWR) missed an IED during covert testing -- training. I’d like to take a few moments to talk about covert testing at TSA since this has drawn so much attention.TSA undergoes covert...
  • March 08, 2013 | 19 (# of comments)
    Loaded Firearm Detected by AIT at BDLLoaded Firearm Detected by Imaging Technology: A loaded .380 pistol with eight rounds was discovered on the lower left leg of a passenger at Bradley Hartford (BDL) after he alarmed Advanced Imaging Technology (...
  • March 05, 2013 | 185 (# of comments)
    Small pocket knives and some sporting goods remain on the TSA Prohibited Items List and may be transported in your CHECKED baggage.Bob BurnsTSA Blog TeamIf you have a travel related issue or question that needs an immediate answer, you can contact...
  • March 01, 2013 | 32 (# of comments)
    Firearm Discovered at Cleveland (CLE)19 Firearms Discovered This Week - of the 19 firearms, 17 were loaded and two had rounds chambered. Here are pictures of some of the firearms. See a complete list and more photos at the bottom of this post.Guns...
  • February 22, 2013 | 49 (# of comments)
    Discovered at RSW26 Firearms Discovered This Week - of the 26 firearms, 24 were loaded and seven had rounds chambered. Here are pictures of some of the firearms. See a complete list and more photos at the bottom of this post.Blasting Caps (LWB)Inert...
  • February 21, 2013 | 126 (# of comments)
    An incident involving a girl in her wheelchair has been getting a lot of attention. I’ve been reading a lot of articles, tweets, and posts about this and I feel some clarification is needed. First off, we regret that this happened and TSA has...

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