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Transportation Security Administration - TSA Official Facebook Account of the Transportation Security Administration. Read our social media policy at www.tsa.gov/privacy-policy. 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.

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It’s that busy #SummerTravel season. If you’re like millions of other people taking to the skies again, we have the tool...
07/08/2021

It’s that busy #SummerTravel season. If you’re like millions of other people taking to the skies again, we have the tool for you. Download the MyTSA App for updated airport wait times, ease of access to our “What Can I Bring Tool?” and our #AskTSA team. Find it here: bit.ly/3jPzV7A

It’s that busy #SummerTravel season. If you’re like millions of other people taking to the skies again, we have the tool for you. Download the MyTSA App for updated airport wait times, ease of access to our “What Can I Bring Tool?” and our #AskTSA team. Find it here: bit.ly/3jPzV7A

It's going to be a busy one at airports again this weekend. Here are a few travel tips:- Double check your bags (especia...
07/08/2021
Traveling soon? Don't forget to wear your face mask.

It's going to be a busy one at airports again this weekend. Here are a few travel tips:

- Double check your bags (especially your carry-on bags) before leaving to make sure prohibited items are not accidently inside.

- Remember to arrive at airports early.

- Have your boarding pass and ID out and ready for our officers to check.

- Reach out to our #AskTSA team if you have any travel questions.

Here's what you can expect at our checkpoints when traveling this summer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMEU8rO0VLk

Until further notice masks are required to travel. TSA has implemented Executive Order regarding face masks at airport security checkpoints and throughout t...

We don’t know about you, but when we travel, we like feeling like VIPs. This summer, we’ll keep our shoes on and our bel...
07/07/2021

We don’t know about you, but when we travel, we like feeling like VIPs. This summer, we’ll keep our shoes on and our belts buckled because we’re enrolled in #TSAPreCheck. Here’s a hot tip: There’s still time to enroll or renew your TSA PreCheck before your summer vacation. Head on over to: https://www.tsa.gov/precheck

We don’t know about you, but when we travel, we like feeling like VIPs. This summer, we’ll keep our shoes on and our belts buckled because we’re enrolled in #TSAPreCheck. Here’s a hot tip: There’s still time to enroll or renew your TSA PreCheck before your summer vacation. Head on over to: https://www.tsa.gov/precheck

Tropical Storm #Elsa continues to impact parts of the Florida peninsula. Be sure you're following FEMA and the National ...
07/07/2021

Tropical Storm #Elsa continues to impact parts of the Florida peninsula. Be sure you're following FEMA and the National Hurricane Center for the latest advisories and remember to check with your local airports for any travel delays in the southeast U.S. this week as Elsa moves onshore.

You can also download the MyTSA app to check delay information and current weather conditions at airports nationwide:https://www.tsa.gov/mobile

Tropical Storm #Elsa continues to impact parts of the Florida peninsula. Be sure you're following FEMA and the National Hurricane Center for the latest advisories and remember to check with your local airports for any travel delays in the southeast U.S. this week as Elsa moves onshore.

You can also download the MyTSA app to check delay information and current weather conditions at airports nationwide:https://www.tsa.gov/mobile

Situational awareness, quick thinking and caring. What do all these qualities have in common? Traits of a TSA officer, o...
07/07/2021

Situational awareness, quick thinking and caring. What do all these qualities have in common? Traits of a TSA officer, of course. Driving home from work, one of our officers put these instincts on full display. Learn more about her selfless actions here: bit.ly/3dzuvte

Situational awareness, quick thinking and caring. What do all these qualities have in common? Traits of a TSA officer, of course. Driving home from work, one of our officers put these instincts on full display. Learn more about her selfless actions here: bit.ly/3dzuvte

Our Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) are as unique as the communities they serve. They’re active, reserve and ret...
07/06/2021

Our Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) are as unique as the communities they serve. They’re active, reserve and retired military, former law enforcement, and students. They're mothers, fathers, siblings, and friends. Next time you’re at an airport, feel free to say hi to our TSOs! Until then, check out these stories of employees who have really given us something to smile about: https://www.tsa.gov/about/employee-stories

#RespectingOurOfficers

Our Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) are as unique as the communities they serve. They’re active, reserve and retired military, former law enforcement, and students. They're mothers, fathers, siblings, and friends. Next time you’re at an airport, feel free to say hi to our TSOs! Until then, check out these stories of employees who have really given us something to smile about: https://www.tsa.gov/about/employee-stories

#RespectingOurOfficers

07/06/2021
TSA Liquid's Rule

VIDEO: Heading somewhere warm & sunny for #SummerTravel? If you choose to travel, be sure to #PackSmart. Follow our liquids rule for things like sunscreen & tanning oil. For other popular summer travel items, use our “What Can I Bring?” tool: bit.ly/3w7qoeo

Wishing everyone a safe and happy #4thOfJuly! If you're traveling during this #IndependenceDay weekend, be sure to pack ...
07/04/2021

Wishing everyone a safe and happy #4thOfJuly! If you're traveling during this #IndependenceDay weekend, be sure to pack properly, arrive early, and follow the travel instructions provided by our officers.

Any questions? Our #AskTSA team is still here to help.

Wishing everyone a safe and happy #4thOfJuly! If you're traveling during this #IndependenceDay weekend, be sure to pack properly, arrive early, and follow the travel instructions provided by our officers.

Any questions? Our #AskTSA team is still here to help.

In Juneau, Alaska hooking the big one usually means it’s salmon season, but this big catch comes from our officers at th...
07/02/2021

In Juneau, Alaska hooking the big one usually means it’s salmon season, but this big catch comes from our officers at the security checkpoint. Think of our screening personnel as supreme security anglers and discover what was fished out here: bit.ly/3xbN7re

In Juneau, Alaska hooking the big one usually means it’s salmon season, but this big catch comes from our officers at the security checkpoint. Think of our screening personnel as supreme security anglers and discover what was fished out here: bit.ly/3xbN7re

Group vacay on the horizon? Don’t be the only one who hasn’t done the legwork. It's not too late to sign up for TSA PreC...
07/02/2021

Group vacay on the horizon? Don’t be the only one who hasn’t done the legwork. It's not too late to sign up for TSA PreCheck! Whether you’re hitting the city or taking in the great outdoors, you can keep your pack together and cruising through the fast lanes. Enroll today at www.tsa.gov/precheck and #TravelWithEase this summer.

Group vacay on the horizon? Don’t be the only one who hasn’t done the legwork. It's not too late to sign up for TSA PreCheck! Whether you’re hitting the city or taking in the great outdoors, you can keep your pack together and cruising through the fast lanes. Enroll today at www.tsa.gov/precheck and #TravelWithEase this summer.

We get it. It’s been a while since many of us have traveled. That can lead to heightened emotions, especially at securit...
07/01/2021

We get it. It’s been a while since many of us have traveled. That can lead to heightened emotions, especially at security checkpoints. We’re all in the same boat (or plane) and we want to make sure your travel experience is safe and smooth. Our officers at airports are there to ensure that happens, and our team online is here to help if you have any questions. Feel free to reach out to our #AskTSA team here on Facebook if you have any questions or worries about your coming travel. To read more about our updated operations, you can check the link below. Welcome back to the skies!

https://www.tsa.gov/coronavirus

#RespectingOurOfficers

We get it. It’s been a while since many of us have traveled. That can lead to heightened emotions, especially at security checkpoints. We’re all in the same boat (or plane) and we want to make sure your travel experience is safe and smooth. Our officers at airports are there to ensure that happens, and our team online is here to help if you have any questions. Feel free to reach out to our #AskTSA team here on Facebook if you have any questions or worries about your coming travel. To read more about our updated operations, you can check the link below. Welcome back to the skies!

https://www.tsa.gov/coronavirus

#RespectingOurOfficers

NEWS: TSA expects high travel volume, shares traveler tips ahead of Fourth of July. Learn more at: bit.ly/3qRMAZb
07/01/2021

NEWS: TSA expects high travel volume, shares traveler tips ahead of Fourth of July. Learn more at: bit.ly/3qRMAZb

NEWS: TSA expects high travel volume, shares traveler tips ahead of Fourth of July. Learn more at: bit.ly/3qRMAZb

Don’t waste our precious time and resources. Fireworks are not permitted in carry-on or checked bags. Leave them at home...
07/01/2021

Don’t waste our precious time and resources. Fireworks are not permitted in carry-on or checked bags. Leave them at home or buy them when you arrive at your destination. What do we have in our pocketses? More precious information: bit.ly/3x97N34

Don’t waste our precious time and resources. Fireworks are not permitted in carry-on or checked bags. Leave them at home or buy them when you arrive at your destination. What do we have in our pocketses? More precious information: bit.ly/3x97N34

Not all heroes wear capes! Some wear a blue shirt and work to keep those who fly safe. On the way home from work one off...
06/30/2021

Not all heroes wear capes! Some wear a blue shirt and work to keep those who fly safe. On the way home from work one officer’s keen observations and situational awareness could have very well saved a young girl’s life. Learn more about this heroine’s actions here: bit.ly/2TeBDUZ

Not all heroes wear capes! Some wear a blue shirt and work to keep those who fly safe. On the way home from work one officer’s keen observations and situational awareness could have very well saved a young girl’s life. Learn more about this heroine’s actions here: bit.ly/2TeBDUZ

This may be an obvious #TravelTip, but be sure to double-check all bags before your vacation.  Make sure to check your c...
06/30/2021

This may be an obvious #TravelTip, but be sure to double-check all bags before your vacation. Make sure to check your children’s bag(s) as well. Don’t let Billy or Clarice pack their favorite toy gun or other replica weapons in a carry-on. More on this realistic situation here: bit.ly/3jvbdJ8

This may be an obvious #TravelTip, but be sure to double-check all bags before your vacation. Make sure to check your children’s bag(s) as well. Don’t let Billy or Clarice pack their favorite toy gun or other replica weapons in a carry-on. More on this realistic situation here: bit.ly/3jvbdJ8

It’s #SummerTravel season, which means an increase in travelers at airports across the country. We still need to keep he...
06/29/2021

It’s #SummerTravel season, which means an increase in travelers at airports across the country. We still need to keep health and safety precautions in place, so we encourage you to arrive at your airport with plenty of time before your flight.

To check for local wait times, download the MyTSA app. Did you know that wait times on our app are updated because of real-time traveler input? If you're waiting to board your flight, consider taking a moment to help other travelers as well. You can log into the TSA app to let us know about security wait times at your airport. www.tsa.gov/mobile

It’s #SummerTravel season, which means an increase in travelers at airports across the country. We still need to keep health and safety precautions in place, so we encourage you to arrive at your airport with plenty of time before your flight.

To check for local wait times, download the MyTSA app. Did you know that wait times on our app are updated because of real-time traveler input? If you're waiting to board your flight, consider taking a moment to help other travelers as well. You can log into the TSA app to let us know about security wait times at your airport. www.tsa.gov/mobile

VIDEO: Traveling soon? You’re not alone! While many are returning to the skies for #SummerTravel, it’s still important t...
06/29/2021
TSA - YouTube

VIDEO: Traveling soon? You’re not alone! While many are returning to the skies for #SummerTravel, it’s still important to keep health and safety precautions in place. Start by giving yourself plenty of time to arrive at the airport before your scheduled flight, and be sure to have your ID and boarding pass out and ready for our officers to check. Let’s work together to keep those security lines moving! Check out our travel tips video playlist for guidance on how to #PackSmart: https://bit.ly/3wrZA96

Welcome to the YouTube channel of the Transportation Security Administration. Here you will find videos that support agency's mission to protect the Nation's...

In case you missed it last week: We remind passengers to remain calm and respectful at security checkpoints, as violatio...
06/28/2021

In case you missed it last week: We remind passengers to remain calm and respectful at security checkpoints, as violations of TSA requirements may result in criminal charges and/or civil penalties. You can read more in our press release here: https://www.tsa.gov/news/press/releases/2021/06/24/tsa-reminds-passengers-remain-calm-and-respectful-security

In case you missed it last week: We remind passengers to remain calm and respectful at security checkpoints, as violations of TSA requirements may result in criminal charges and/or civil penalties. You can read more in our press release here: https://www.tsa.gov/news/press/releases/2021/06/24/tsa-reminds-passengers-remain-calm-and-respectful-security

You can’t spell summer vacation without sun! If you’re looking to bring sunscreen or tanning oil along with you, remembe...
06/28/2021

You can’t spell summer vacation without sun!

If you’re looking to bring sunscreen or tanning oil along with you, remember that it still needs to follow our travel-sized liquids rule. Brush up on this travel policy and learn how to #PackSmart by visiting: https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/liquids-rule

You can’t spell summer vacation without sun!

If you’re looking to bring sunscreen or tanning oil along with you, remember that it still needs to follow our travel-sized liquids rule. Brush up on this travel policy and learn how to #PackSmart by visiting: https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/liquids-rule

It's looking like it'll be another busy weekend at airports nationwide. Any last-minute #SummerTravel concerns or questi...
06/25/2021

It's looking like it'll be another busy weekend at airports nationwide. Any last-minute #SummerTravel concerns or questions? You can reach out to our #TSAContactCenter at (866)289-9673 to speak with a live agent from 8am-11pm (Eastern) weekdays & 9am-8pm on weekends. Automated info is also available anytime in several languages, including Spanish.

It's looking like it'll be another busy weekend at airports nationwide. Any last-minute #SummerTravel concerns or questions? You can reach out to our #TSAContactCenter at (866)289-9673 to speak with a live agent from 8am-11pm (Eastern) weekdays & 9am-8pm on weekends. Automated info is also available anytime in several languages, including Spanish.

Aruba, Jamaica, oh we want to take ya to our buddies at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Be sure to follow our D...
06/25/2021

Aruba, Jamaica, oh we want to take ya to our buddies at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Be sure to follow our DHS sibling for info on traveling to or from your international destinations.

But if you're coming from the Florida Keys, maybe from a place called Kokomo, that's where you'll find our TSA officers. For questions about domestic travel, make sure you're also following our #AskTSA team here on Facebook and on Twitter!

Aruba, Jamaica, oh we want to take ya to our buddies at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Be sure to follow our DHS sibling for info on traveling to or from your international destinations.

But if you're coming from the Florida Keys, maybe from a place called Kokomo, that's where you'll find our TSA officers. For questions about domestic travel, make sure you're also following our #AskTSA team here on Facebook and on Twitter!

Here at TSA, we always have your safety in mind. Stay protected while traveling this summer by continuing to wear your f...
06/24/2021

Here at TSA, we always have your safety in mind. Stay protected while traveling this summer by continuing to wear your face mask through our screening process. It's a requirement in place for everyone's benefit, and especially for anyone who hasn't been vaccinated. Read more about the reasoning for this here: https://www.tsa.gov/news/press/releases/2021/04/30/tsa-extends-face-mask-requirement-airports-and-throughout

Here at TSA, we always have your safety in mind. Stay protected while traveling this summer by continuing to wear your face mask through our screening process. It's a requirement in place for everyone's benefit, and especially for anyone who hasn't been vaccinated. Read more about the reasoning for this here: https://www.tsa.gov/news/press/releases/2021/04/30/tsa-extends-face-mask-requirement-airports-and-throughout

VIDEO: With travelers returning to the skies for #SummerTravel, we suggest getting to your airport early and remembering...
06/24/2021
TSA - YouTube

VIDEO: With travelers returning to the skies for #SummerTravel, we suggest getting to your airport early and remembering to #PackSmart. This includes placing your keys and phone in your carry-on bag and having your ID and boarding pass out and ready. This helps keep our lines moving. Check out our travel tips video playlist for tips and guidance for packing your bags: https://www.youtube.com/c/tsa/playlists

Welcome to the YouTube channel of the Transportation Security Administration. Here you will find videos that support agency's mission to protect the Nation's...

Employee Spotlight: Did you watch this year's Indy 500? The event known as “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” was back w...
06/23/2021

Employee Spotlight: Did you watch this year's Indy 500? The event known as “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” was back with the largest crowd for a single event since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and TSA was there! Read about how TSA partnered with local authorities to make sure race car fans and the area’s public transportation system were safe during the Memorial Day/Indy 500 weekend. https://www.tsa.gov/about/employee-stories/tsa-races-action-indy-500

Employee Spotlight: Did you watch this year's Indy 500? The event known as “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” was back with the largest crowd for a single event since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and TSA was there! Read about how TSA partnered with local authorities to make sure race car fans and the area’s public transportation system were safe during the Memorial Day/Indy 500 weekend. https://www.tsa.gov/about/employee-stories/tsa-races-action-indy-500

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