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On the morning of September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people were killed in a series of coordinated terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The attacks resulted in the creation of the Transportation Security Administration, designed to prevent similar attacks in the future. Driven by a desire to help our nation, tens of thousands of people joined TSA and committed themselves to strengthening our transportation systems while ensuring the freedom of movement for people and commerce. The Aviation and Transportation Security Act, passed by the 107th Congress and signed on November 19, 2001, established TSA.

Mission: Protect the nation's transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce.

It’s #NationalLipstickDay! Whether, matte, velvet, or gloss, whichever lipstick you prefer, know that it’s good to go in...
07/29/2020

It’s #NationalLipstickDay! Whether, matte, velvet, or gloss, whichever lipstick you prefer, know that it’s good to go in your carry-on bag. As for makeup removing wipes, you’ll be happy to know those are good to go as well!

Beginning October 1, 20201, if you plan to use a state-issued ID or license to fly within the U.S., make sure it’s #Real...
07/28/2020

Beginning October 1, 20201, if you plan to use a state-issued ID or license to fly within the U.S., make sure it’s #RealID compliant. Other acceptable forms of identification include passports, passport cards, and military IDs. Learn more at http://tsa.gov/real-id.

07/28/2020
TSA Pre✓®: Be there with confidence and peace of mind - 30 Second Spot

VIDEO: Enroll in TSA #PreCheck to find a smarter travel experience with fewer hassles and less stress. Enjoy fewer touch points during the screening process by leaving on shoes, belts, light jackets, and leaving food & electronics in your carry-on bag. https://youtu.be/VYc5HUA6Trk

When you enroll in TSA Precheck you become part of a smarter travel experience with fewer hassles and less stress. No need to remove shoes, laptops, liquids,...

It’s #NationalScotchDay! Mini liquor bottles that are less than 3.4oz are allowed in your carry-on bag but will need to ...
07/27/2020

It’s #NationalScotchDay! Mini liquor bottles that are less than 3.4oz are allowed in your carry-on bag but will need to fit comfortably in a single quart-sized, zip-top bag along with other travel-sized liquid items. Oh, and before you think you found a loop hole to indulge during your flight, you are mistaken. Check with your airlines for guidelines. For more information on what you can and cannot take through airport security visit TSA.gov.

Traveling soon and  TSA #PreCheck missing from your boarding pass? No worries! Ask the experts! Send a message to @AskTS...
07/24/2020

Traveling soon and TSA #PreCheck missing from your boarding pass? No worries! Ask the experts! Send a message to
@AskTSA on Twitter or Facebook to get help! Live assistance is available 8am – 10pm ET.

A TSA officer is making veganism accessible to communities in need. Read more on how this New Yorker volunteers in his f...
07/23/2020
New York TSA officer helps feed homeless during pandemic | Transportation Security Administration

A TSA officer is making veganism accessible to communities in need. Read more on how this New Yorker volunteers in his free time to give back to his community. bit.ly/2ZwjeU8

Nobody wants to see others suffer from hunger, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, Vince Reardon decided to help feed the homeless in New York’s Tompkins Square Park. He volunteers with Chilis on Wheels, a non-profit organization that shares meals, but not just any meals. “Chilis on Wheels is dedi...

Have you heard about the TSA Blog? Our blog is where we share the latest news and helpful information for those who are ...
07/22/2020

Have you heard about the TSA Blog? Our blog is where we share the latest news and helpful information for those who are traveling, or those who are interested in our work! Check it out at https://www.tsa.gov/blog and make sure to subscribe so you don't miss the latest updates!

It's #NationalHotDogDay and if you're wondering if your BBQ staple is allowed in your carry-on bag look no further than ...
07/22/2020

It's #NationalHotDogDay and if you're wondering if your BBQ staple is allowed in your carry-on bag look no further than the MyTSA App...and the answer is yes! Your hot dog is good to fly! Just keep the condiments under 3.4oz. Learn more and download at www.tsa.gov/mobile.

#DidYouKnow Pre-moistened #wipes are allowed in carry-on bags without any size restriction or packing requirements. That...
07/21/2020

#DidYouKnow Pre-moistened #wipes are allowed in carry-on bags without any size restriction or packing requirements. That includes the large tubs! Want to know what else is allowed in your carry-on bag? Download the MyTSA App today and check out the "What Can I Bring?" tool. Learn more at https://www.tsa.gov/mobile.

Are you celebrating #NationalLollipopDay? Avoid a sticky mess and remember that you can bring liquid hand sanitizer cont...
07/20/2020

Are you celebrating #NationalLollipopDay? Avoid a sticky mess and remember that you can bring liquid hand sanitizer containers up to 12 oz in your carry-on bag. Just allow time for these larger containers to be screened separately. Other liquids, gels, and aerosols must be under 3.4oz.

Hey there, #Pennsylvania! Is your plan to get your #RealID under construction? Yinz in luck! The deadline for REAL ID en...
07/20/2020

Hey there, #Pennsylvania! Is your plan to get your #RealID under construction? Yinz in luck! The deadline for REAL ID enforcement is now October 1, 2021. Learn more about REAL ID requirements and alternate forms of identification at https://www.tsa.gov/real-id. #NationalPennsylvaniaDay

A big #ThankYou to everyone who helped us celebrate #GetToKnowYourCustomerDay! We want you to know that we hear you and ...
07/17/2020

A big #ThankYou to everyone who helped us celebrate #GetToKnowYourCustomerDay! We want you to know that we hear you and will do our best to get you more of the content you love!

07/17/2020

Happy #WorldEmojiDay and we want to join the 🥳. Every day the TSA 👨, 👩 and 🐶 are on the 👀 for 🔫💣🔪. Be 😎 by #PackingSmart and leaving your #ProhibitedItems at 🏠 next time you ✈️.

During COVID, many  TSA employees are lending a helping hand to others. From sewing to 3D printing, employees from all o...
07/16/2020

During COVID, many TSA employees are lending a helping hand to others. From sewing to 3D printing, employees from all over Mississippi are using their free time to help their community. Read more about these stories here: bit.ly/308hfV5

Today is #GetToKnowYourCustomerDay and we want to hear from you! Comment below to answer our questions: 🔹 Why you follow...
07/16/2020

Today is #GetToKnowYourCustomerDay and we want to hear from you! Comment below to answer our questions:
🔹 Why you follow TSA on Facebook?
🔹 What you want to see more of?

It’s #TaxDay! Want to know what else has been extended? Due to the #COVID19 pandemic, #REALID enforcement deadline has b...
07/15/2020

It’s #TaxDay! Want to know what else has been extended? Due to the #COVID19 pandemic, #REALID enforcement deadline has been moved to October 1, 2021. Learn more more at http://bit.ly/3bu71T0

Don’t forget! Thursday is #GetToKnowYourCustomerDay and we want to hear from you! Be sure to also follow us on Twitter, ...
07/15/2020

Don’t forget! Thursday is #GetToKnowYourCustomerDay and we want to hear from you! Be sure to also follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram and let your opinions be heard.

Thursday is #GetToKnowYourCustomerDay and we want to hear from you! Stay tuned to our social media accounts and let your...
07/14/2020

Thursday is #GetToKnowYourCustomerDay and we want to hear from you! Stay tuned to our social media accounts and let your voice be heard.

Due to circumstances related to #COVID19, the Department of Homeland Security is extending the REAL ID enforcement deadl...
07/14/2020

Due to circumstances related to #COVID19, the Department of Homeland Security is extending the REAL ID enforcement deadline to October 1, 2021. At that time, travelers who are 18 years or older will need a REAL ID-compliant form of identification. For the latest updates and to view state-specific information, visit www.dhs.gov/real-id

We think #NationalTapeMeasureDay is the perfect time to point out the importance of #socialdistancing. We’re making chan...
07/14/2020

We think #NationalTapeMeasureDay is the perfect time to point out the importance of #socialdistancing. We’re making changes at our security checkpoint to increase the distance between individuals in accordance with CDC guidance.

Beginning October 1, 2021, travelers must present REAL ID-compliant identification at the TSA checkpoint. Take this quic...
07/10/2020

Beginning October 1, 2021, travelers must present REAL ID-compliant identification at the TSA checkpoint. Take this quick survey on how you hear about #REALID! bit.ly/REALIDsurvey

Traveling with hand sanitizer couldn't be easier! TSA is allowing passengers to bring hand sanitizer up to 12oz in carry...
07/10/2020

Traveling with hand sanitizer couldn't be easier! TSA is allowing passengers to bring hand sanitizer up to 12oz in carry-on bags. Allow yourself plenty of time to remove larger containers and place them in a separate bin for screening.

Visit TSA.gov for more information.

Did you know TSA #PreCheck can be renewed online and don’t require an in-person appointment? So renew in the comfort of ...
07/09/2020

Did you know TSA #PreCheck can be renewed online and don’t require an in-person appointment? So renew in the comfort of your own home and enjoy another 5 years with TSA precheck. For more information, visit tsa.gov/precheck

07/08/2020
They Brought What?: Gun Shoes

VIDEO: You wouldn't guess all the crazy things people have tried to bring through our security checkpoints. Check out one of our favorite videos which will have you asking, "They brought what?!" https://youtu.be/6PYGXPxnW-o

They Brought What? is a TSA video series that highlights items people try to take through airport screening. Find out what you can and cannot bring through a...

We've been talking a lot about #SocialDistancing but imagining 6 feet can be hard sometimes. So here's a handy chart to ...
07/08/2020

We've been talking a lot about #SocialDistancing but imagining 6 feet can be hard sometimes. So here's a handy chart to help you remember! And if you're traveling soon keep an eye out for friendly reminders to stay 6 feet from other travelers while going through #TSA security.

Hi California, let’s talk! Generally, #RealID driver’s licenses are marked with a star in the upper corner of the card. ...
07/07/2020

Hi California, let’s talk! Generally, #RealID driver’s licenses are marked with a star in the upper corner of the card. But in California, there is a hibernating golden grizzly bear with a star on the top. Be sure to get your #RealID before October 1, 2021.

#DidYouKnow Pre-moistened #wipes are allowed in carry-on bags without any size restriction or packing requirements. That...
07/07/2020

#DidYouKnow Pre-moistened #wipes are allowed in carry-on bags without any size restriction or packing requirements. That includes the large tubs! Want to know what else is allowed in your carry-on bag? Download the MyTSA App today and check out the "What Can I Bring?" tool. Learn more at www.tsa.gov/mobile.

Have questions on ID requirements or in need of assistance while going through security? Reach out to the #TSA Contact C...
07/06/2020

Have questions on ID requirements or in need of assistance while going through security? Reach out to the #TSA Contact Center at (866) 289-9673 to speak with a live agent 8am - 11pm ET weekdays and 9am - 8pm ET on weekends. Selected automated information is also available 24 hours a day in several languages.

If you're planning to travel on #NationalFriedChickenDay, know that your wings are good to fly. Avoid fowl play and plac...
07/06/2020

If you're planning to travel on #NationalFriedChickenDay, know that your wings are good to fly. Avoid fowl play and place your snacks into a plastic bags. Then place that bag into the screening bin. This will help you speed through the security checkpoint.

Are you ready for REAL ID? #TSA would like to hear from you in order to improve communications about #REALID and the upc...
07/03/2020

Are you ready for REAL ID? #TSA would like to hear from you in order to improve communications about #REALID and the upcoming October 1, 2021 deadline. Take this quick, anonymous survey: bit.ly/REALIDsurvey

#FollowFriday feature this week is us! Have you checked out our award-winning Instagram account? Do you love travel tips...
07/03/2020

#FollowFriday feature this week is us! Have you checked out our award-winning Instagram account? Do you love travel tips, dogs and dad jokes?? Be sure to follow our official Instagram account for all that and more! Check it out at http://instagram.com/tsa

The safety of our travelers is of the upmost importance. Following guidelines issued by the CDC our officers are wearing...
07/03/2020

The safety of our travelers is of the upmost importance. Following guidelines issued by the CDC our officers are wearing masks for everyone’s safety and we encourage passengers to do the same. Travelers can wear facial coverings through the security check point but may be asked to momentarily adjust their mask so officers can verify their identity.

#DidYouKnow Pre-moistened #wipes are allowed in carry-on bags without any size restriction or packing requirements. That...
07/02/2020

#DidYouKnow Pre-moistened #wipes are allowed in carry-on bags without any size restriction or packing requirements. That includes the large tubs! Want to know what else is allowed in your carry-on bag? Download the MyTSA App today and check out the "What Can I Bring?" tool. Learn more and download the app at https://www.tsa.gov/mobile.

As you get ready for your weekend, remember that bang snaps, firecracker, fireworks, and sparklers are not allowed in yo...
07/02/2020

As you get ready for your weekend, remember that bang snaps, firecracker, fireworks, and sparklers are not allowed in your carry-on or checked bag. Avoid delaying your vacation like this Chicago Midway International Airport traveler who was stopped with multiple boxes of sparklers. Leave them at home and instead pick some up at your final destination!

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