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Blog Posts for 2018

  • October 09, 2018
    “I’ve never had a bad hair day,” said no one ever! Whether you style your hair curly or straight, wear weave or extensions, or wear your hair up or down, everyone has had those days where your hair will not fall into place as you hoped. Imagine...
  • October 05, 2018
    TSA discovered 177 firearms in carry-on bags around the nation from September 10th through the 23rd. Of the 177 firearms discovered, 158 were loaded and 52 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. TSA may impose...
  • October 04, 2018
    Attention TSA Pre✓® members! Have you been enjoying expedited security screening since 2013? Don’t wait! ACT NOW before your known traveler number (KTN) expires. That’s right, your TSA Pre✓® eligibility expires after five years. So if you want to...
  • September 25, 2018
    The item you see pictured here is designed to look exactly like an improvised explosive device (IED). This is why after our officer spotted it on the X-ray image, six checkpoint lanes were immediately closed. Travelers were moved to a safe distance...
  • September 04, 2018
    TSA discovered 82 firearms in carry-on bags around the nation from August 20th through the 26th. Of the 82 firearms discovered, 67 were loaded and 27 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. TSA may impose civil...
  • August 30, 2018
    Labor day is fast approaching and we’ll be falling back and resetting our clocks before we know it! Whether you’re heading back to school or taking a trip for Labor Day, we wanted to provide you with some travel tips and information to help get you...
  • August 24, 2018
    TSA discovered 189 firearms in carry-on bags around the nation from August 6th through the 20th. Of the 189 firearms discovered, 157 were loaded and 68 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. TSA may impose civil...
  • August 22, 2018
    You’ve likely heard or read about the “Quiet Skies” program recently. Media reports have inaccurately described it as a program through which Federal Air Marshals surveil random travelers for no rhyme or reason. In fact, it’s an important program,...
  • August 20, 2018
    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
    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...

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