Photo shows the first uniforms worn by TSA at BNIA

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 strengthen 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. With the implementation of TSA, there have been numerous evolving policies and procedures put in place to protect airports, airlines, and air travelers over the years. For updates, visit https://www.tsa.gov/travel.