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April 22, 2019 | Local Press Release
RICHMOND, Va. —  Do you have a star? Is it REAL?Virginia residents who want to board an airplane will soon need a star on their driver’s license, indicating that it is a REAL ID credential or they will need another form of approved identification to...
April 22, 2019 | Local Press Release
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at Miami International Airport (MIA) stopped a suitcase full of fireworks at MIA on Friday. Flammable and explosive items are not permitted in either your carry-on or checked bag. This morning and...
April 22, 2019
CHARLESTON, W.V. —  Do you have a gold star on your driver’s license?West Virginia residents who want to board an airplane will soon need a gold star on their driver’s license, indicating that it is a REAL ID credential or they will need another...
April 22, 2019 | Local Press Release
BALTIMORE —  Do you have a star on your driver’s license? If not, it’s time to get REAL.Maryland residents who want to board an airplane will soon need a star on their driver’s license, indicating that it is a REAL ID credential or they will need...
April 19, 2019 | Local Press Release
NEWARK —  It was a busy Thursday at Newark Liberty International Airport. How busy was it? Yesterday, April 18, was a record-setting day for the Transportation Security Administration.TSA set an all-time record for the number of passengers screened...
April 19, 2019 | Local Press Release
NEW YORK —  The Transportation Security Administration at LaGuardia Airport set a record yesterday, April 18, for the most passengers who went through the security screening process in the history of the airport when 59,698 travelers passed through...
April 19, 2019 | Local Press Release
BOSTON – The Transportation Security Administration at Boston Logan International Airport set a record for the most passengers who went through the security screening process in a single day when 77,451 passengers passed through the checkpoints and...
April 18, 2019 | Local Press Release
NEW YORK – A man from Queens, New York, was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport Saturday, April 13, after Transportation Security Administration officers detected a handgun artfully concealed inside a DVD player.The man’s checked bag...
April 18, 2019 | Local Press Release
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – A Monroe County, New York, man was stopped after Transportation Security Administration officers at Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) stopped him from bringing a loaded handgun onto an airplane on Tuesday, April 16. It...
April 18, 2019 | Local Press Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Cabell County, West Virginia, man was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at Yeager Airport Monday, April 15, when they detected a loaded gun in the man’s carry-on bag. The 9 mm gun was loaded with eight...
April 18, 2019 | Local Press Release
LATROBE, Pa. – A Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, man was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport (LBE) Saturday, April 13, when they detected a loaded handgun in his carry-on bag.The Jeannette...
April 18, 2019 | Local Press Release
HARTFORD, Conn. – A Hartford County, Connecticut, man was arrested this morning, April 18, after Transportation Security Administration officers at Bradley International Airport (BDL) stopped him from bringing a loaded handgun onto an airplane. It...
April 17, 2019 | Local Press Release
ABILENE, Texas – Due to high demand, a temporary TSA Pre✓® application center will be open for an additional week at Abilene Regional Airport (ABI).The temporary application center opened April 5 and has now been extended for a third week. The...
April 15, 2019 | Local Press Release
Wichita, Kan. —The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) discovered a loaded firearm at Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (ICT) today at the security screening checkpoint.The 9 mm Ruger, loaded with five rounds, was detected...
April 11, 2019 | Local Press Release
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) would like to remind Augusta Regional Airport passengers to expect higher than usual passenger volumes over the next several days (April 12-15) as travelers return home from the 2019...
April 11, 2019 | Local Press Release
ST. LOUIS – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is holding a hiring event this Saturday to recruit TSA officers to work at St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL). Interested media: Interviews with our Federal Security Director...
April 10, 2019 | Local Press Release
TWIN FALLS, Idaho – Officers with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at Magic Valley Regional Airport (TWF) discovered a loaded firearm in the carry-on luggage of a male traveler Tuesday morning. This is the first firearm discovered in...
April 10, 2019 | Local Press Release
PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia resident was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) this morning, April 10 when they detected a handgun in the woman’s carry-on bag.The woman was stopped...
April 10, 2019 | Local Press Release
SEATTLE – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Wednesday celebrated the career and retirements of Bela, an explosive detection canine who has worked as a Passenger Screening Canine since 2014....
April 10, 2019 | Local Press Release
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Transportation Security Administration discovered a loaded firearm at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (CHA) checkpoint this morning. At approximately 5:30 a.m., a loaded Ruger 9mm handgun was detected in a passenger’s...
April 09, 2019 | Local Press Release
BOSTON –  On the busiest travel days this spring, TSA officers at Boston Logan International Airport will screen more than 70,000 passengers per day.Nationally, the number of passengers expected to fly this spring is expected to be the highest in...
April 09, 2019 | Local Press Release
ROANOKE, Va.  – A Lynchburg, Virginia, area woman was stopped by the Transportation Security Administration with a loaded handgun at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport checkpoint Monday, April 8. The TSA officer who was staffing the checkpoint...
April 09, 2019 | Local Press Release
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Officials with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on Tuesday introduced two explosive detection canines who will be working in the security checkpoint queue at Sacramento International Airport (SMF). The canines...
April 08, 2019 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration announced today that the Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee has been established in accordance with Section 1969 of Public Law No: 115-254. The STSAC will be composed of voting...
April 08, 2019 | Local Press Release
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) honored the Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) with the prestigious Gold Standard Award at a meeting of the transit agency’s Board of Directors Monday evening. TSA...

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