• How TSA is Answering the Call

    How TSA is Answering the Call

    Each year, the first full week of October is designated as Customer Service Week. It’s an opportunity to highlight the people that serve and support customers on a daily basis. We at the Transportation Security Administration pride ourselves in…
  • TSA Officer checks travel documents

    Ready? REAL ID Enforcement Begins in One Year

    By now, you may have heard the term “REAL ID” and how you will need one to travel. But in case you haven’t, here is a quick backstory. Congress passed the REAL ID Act in 2005, establishing minimum security standards for federal and state-issued IDs…
  • Firearms discovered at TSA checkpoints

    TSA Week in Review: September 16 - 22

    Between September 16 and 22, TSA screened 16 million passengers and found 91 firearms in carry-on bags. Of the 91 firearms discovered, 82 were loaded and 25 had a round chambered. Don’t pack your firearm in your carry-on bag. Bringing a firearm to…
  • guns discovered at TSA checkpoints

    TSA Week in Review: August 26 - September 15

    Between August 26 and September 15, TSA screened 45.8 million passengers and found 253 firearms in carry-on bags. Of the 253 firearms discovered, 225 were loaded and 84 had a round chambered. During the month of August, we discovered 329 firearms,…
  • Alfie - Cutest Canine

    TSA Week in Review: August 19 - 25

    Monday was National Dog Day! We held the Cutest TSA Explosives Detection K9 Contest on our Instagram page. The winner was Alfie from Sky Harbor International Airport-Phoenix (PHX). Congratulations to Alfie and all TSA canines, because in my book…
  • firearms discovered at security checkpoints

    TSA Week in Review: August 12 - 18

    I went fishing last weekend and caught a whopper of a fish. I didn’t have my camera though so you’ll just have to trust me ;) Lucky for you, our officers did have their cameras when we caught these whoppers! If you’re angling to get in one more…
  • Firearm cover

    TSA Week in Review: August 5 - 11

    Last weekend my fiancé and I went to the Maine Wildlife Park for the first time. As the entrance line moved slowly forward, I saw a small sign that said, “cash only.” Being the cliché millennial, I, of course, only had a debit card. My heart sank. I…
  • Firearm Cover

    TSA Week in Review: July 22 - August 4

    Sorry I missed you all last week. Sometimes you just need some down time. While I was off, our officers were busy stopping dangerous items from making their way on to commercial aircrafts. Below are some of the items they stopped. In July we found…
  • firearm cover

    TSA Week in Review: July 15 - 21

    Dang, was it a hot one last weekend?! If you’re headed to the beach to escape the heat, a friendly reminder that Shark Week starts this weekend! You might be thinking, “We’re going to need a bigger… air conditioner.” If the baby shark, mommy shark…
  • Firearm Cover

    TSA Week in Review: July 8 - 14

    It’s a bird… it’s a plane… Nope, it’s just another TSA Week in Review! This week San Diego is hosting Comic-Con, an annual gathering of extraordinary comic book fans. If you’re planning to tie on the cape and try to fly there, you may not get too…

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