Blog Posts for 2017
You may not know this, but near the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is the Transportation Security Administration Systems Integration Facility.
As you may know, May is Lupus Awareness Month. Lupus is a non-contagious, chronic and often disabling, autoimmune disease that affects approximately 1.5 million Americans. TSA recognizes that traveling with this condition can be challenging.
TSA discovered 66 firearms last week in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 66 firearms discovered, 61 were loaded and 20 had a round chambered.
TSA discovered 80 firearms last week in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 80 firearms discovered, 70 were loaded and 24 had a round chambered. All of the firearms pictured were discovered last week. See a complete list below.
The mission of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is to protect the nation’s transportation systems, ensuring freedom of movement for people and commerce.
TSA discovered 133 firearms over the last 2-weeks in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 133 firearms discovered, 118 were loaded and 48had a round chambered.
TSA 2-Weeks in Review Mar 20th - April 2nd: 112 Loaded Firearms in Carry-on Bags over Last Two Weeks
TSA discovered 136 firearms over the last two weeks in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 136 firearms discovered, 112 were loaded and 41had a round chambered.
As a lead transportation security officer at John F. Kennedy International Airport, I am responsible for the security screening of passengers and baggage, as well as supervising and providing training and leadership to other TSA officers.
***Update*** When a pat-down is required, TSA can offer reasonable accommodations for individuals with sensory processing disorders or other conditions that sometimes result in pain when touched.