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TSA to display explosive training aids and discuss reasons for rules

TSA to display explosive training aids and discuss reasons for rules


FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials will share travel tips at Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) Friday, September 7 and explain the reasons that TSA has some of the protocols that it does.

Do you know why travelers are asked to remove their shoes? Do you know why individuals need to remove laptops from their carrying cases when coming through the checkpoint? Do you know why TSA limits the size of liquids and gels in carry-on bags?

Come pick up some travel tips and find out why TSA has these various procedures in place. Our explosive specialists will bring some training aids that will help visualize the point…a strong reminder about why TSA is here. Why we do what we do. 

WHO:             Mark Howell, TSA Regional Spokesperson and a local TSA Explosives Specialist

WHEN:          10 a.m. on Friday, September 7

WHERE:       Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA); Meeting point: Front of the TSA checkpoint

NOTE:           Interested media should RSVP to

The Transportation Security Administration was created to strengthen the security of the nation’s transportation systems and ensure the freedom of movement for people and commerce. TSA uses a risk-based strategy and works closely with transportation, law enforcement and intelligence communities to set the standard for excellence in transportation security. For more information about TSA, please visit our website at

About Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority (FWACAA) was created in 1985 and is responsible for managing the Fort Wayne International Airport and Smith Field Airport. The airport authority is governed by a six-member board appointed by the Mayor of Fort Wayne and the Allen County Commissioners. Serving northeast Indiana and the surrounding region, FWA offers nonstop service to 14 cities on four airlines. In 2019, FWA served 791,810 passengers –the tenth year of consecutive growth. As a result of FWACAA’s commitment to customer service, Fort Wayne International Airport was recognized by USA Today as one of the friendliest airports in the nation. For more information about the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority, visit

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