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    @AskTSA Travel Tips In Over 140 Characters: Spring Break Travel Tips

    March 10, 2016

    With spring break underway, we’re starting to see a lot of questions like the one tweeted to our @AskTSA team below. To answer this specific tweet, all of the above are allowed in carry-on bags. Sunscreen, Bug Spray and Shampoo: These items fall…
  • Discovered 56 firearms

    TSA Week in Review: February 26th - March 3rd

    March 4, 2016

    Fifty-six firearms were discovered this week in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 56 firearms discovered, 51 were loaded and 15 had a round chambered. All of the firearms pictured were discovered last week. See a complete list below. If an…
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    @AskTSA Travel Tips In Over 140 Characters: Can I Fly Without ID? What about Real ID?

    March 3, 2016

    Did you forget your ID at home? Did you lose your wallet or purse? Did your license expire and you don’t have time to renew it before you travel? No worries! Simply approach the TSA travel document checker and let our officer know. We’ll ask you to…
  • Discovered 55 firearms

    TSA Week in Review: February 19 - 25

    February 26, 2016

    Fifty-five firearms were discovered this week in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 55 firearms discovered, 50 were loaded and 26 had a round chambered. All of the firearms pictured were discovered last week. See a complete list below. If an…
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    Training for new-hires now at central TSA Academy

    February 23, 2016

    Since January, TSA new-hire training now is conducted at the new TSA Academy located at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, known as FLETC, in Glynco, Georgia – a move that centralizes training for new employees, which previously was held…
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    @AskTSA Travel Tips In Over 140 Characters: Traveling While Wearing a Turban

    February 23, 2016

    The @AskTSA team received this tweet yesterday via @TSA and we’d like to take some time to address it on our blog. TSA officers receive periodic training regarding cultural and religious sensitivities. When additional screening is needed that…
  • Discovered 53 firearms

    TSA Week in Review: February 12 - 18

    February 20, 2016

    53 firearms were discovered this week in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 53 firearms discovered, 46 were loaded and 20 had a round chambered. All of the firearms pictured were discovered last week. See a complete list below. If an item…
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    @AskTSA Travel Tips In Over 140 Characters: Knitting Needles & Sewing Supplies

    February 19, 2016

    The @AskTSA team received this tweet earlier today. It’s a common question, so we thought we’d address it this week. Let me get directly to the point here. I’m not spinning a yarn when I tell you that knitting needles and needlepoint items,…
  • Discovered 51 firearms

    TSA Week in Review: February 5 - 11

    February 17, 2016

    51 firearms were discovered last week in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 51 firearms discovered, 47 were loaded and 20 had a round chambered. All of the firearms pictured were discovered last week. See a complete list below. If an item…
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    @AskTSA Travel Tips In Over 140 Characters: Valentine’s Day

    February 12, 2016

    It’s been nearly six months since we launched the @AskTSA program. Since then, we’ve been receiving many questions, so we felt that it would be helpful to share some of these Q & A’s with our blog readers, where we can respond in more than 140…

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