A team of TSA officers and staff are supporting the resumption of operations at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
TSA officers and staff who were deployed to New Orleans to help passengers evacuate in advance of Gustav are returning today to prepare for the resumption of commercial service at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. The first flights are scheduled to depart tomorrow morning.
Three TSA officers - Terry Johnson, Walter Francis and Warren Haga - were instrumental in converting a former U.S. Postal Service air mail facility into a facility for rapidly and safely screening 4,600 airline passengers evacuating New Orleans in the face of Hurricane Gustav.
Just as TSA took action to prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Gustav, the workforce - who evacuated yesterday after screening nearly 33,000 residents in 48 hours - is now preparing to return to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport to resume operations once the airport is reopen.
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