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Blog Posts for 2018

  • August 20, 2018 | 4 (# of comments)
    As a TSA Transportation Security Inspector for aviation at John F. Kennedy International Airport, I conduct inspections, assessments and investigations of airlines and individuals to determine how well they comply with regulations as well as...
  • August 17, 2018 | 9 (# of comments)
    TSA discovered 174 firearms in carry-on bags around the nation from July 23rd through August 5th. Of the 174 firearms discovered, 149 were loaded and 49 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. TSA may impose civil...
  • August 10, 2018 | 16 (# of comments)
    One year ago today I was given the honor of joining and leading the men and women of the Transportation Security Administration. I continue to be inspired by their skill and dedication every day.My first year at TSA has been a busy one – in fact –...
  • August 07, 2018 | 21 (# of comments)
    1. Razors - There’s a lot of confusion out there as to what types of razors are OK to pack in your carry-on baggage. So people ask us about this one all the time. Safety Razors: Because the razor blades are so easy to remove, safety razors are not...
  • August 02, 2018 | 27 (# of comments)
    Whether you’re traveling with an expired license, misplaced your ID, or recently changed your name, you can still fly. Here are a few tips you should know before you fly. 1) Know what is valid ID While booking your flight, be sure to fill out your...
  • July 27, 2018 | 15 (# of comments)
    TSA discovered 84 firearms in carry-on bags around the nation from July 16th through the 22nd. Of the 84 firearms discovered, 71 were loaded and 36 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. TSA may impose civil...
  • July 20, 2018 | 26 (# of comments)
    TSA discovered 269 firearms in carry-on bags around the nation from June 25th through July 15th. Of the 269 firearms discovered, 235 were loaded and 85 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. TSA may impose civil...
  • July 17, 2018 | 7 (# of comments)
    If you’re attending Comic-Con International in San Diego this week, you may want to take a couple of minutes to read this post.Our officers have been screening outgoing Comic-Con travelers at the San Diego International Airport (SAN) for over a...
  • July 10, 2018 | 66 (# of comments)
    You may have seen a story in the news recently about a traveler finding his mother’s cremains spilled in his checked bag at LAX. We understand how painful losing a loved one is, and we express our sincere condolences. It’s terrible that he had to...
  • July 03, 2018 | 12 (# of comments)
    TSA discovered 92 firearms in carry-on bags around the nation from June 18th through the 24th. Of the 92 firearms discovered, 80 were loaded and 29 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. TSA may impose civil...

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