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October 10, 2019
Many of the country’s top airport leaders converged on the nation’s capital this week to talk public safety and security and take part in an open conversation with TSA Acting Deputy Administrator Patricia Cogswell.At the 2019 Airports Council...
October 08, 2019
This year’s TSA Honorary Awards ceremony will have a special feel. TSA will present the first-ever “Blogger Bob” Award, honoring well-known TSA blogger Curtis “Bob” Burns whose sudden death in October 2018 shocked all of us.Starting his TSA career...
October 08, 2019
September 19 started as a typical Texas summer morning at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). A storm was predicted for the area; however, it was nearing the end of the prediction window and not much had happened other than the...
October 02, 2019
President Trump and over 130 foreign heads of state attended the 74th United Nations General Assembly in New York City, and TSA played a key role in security. TSA teamed with the U.S. Secret Service in providing operational support.Fifty-five TSA...
September 27, 2019
A toddler is back with his mother this week due to a quick-thinking TSA officer and great teamwork between TSA and police departments in Charlotte and Orlando.At approximately 3 p.m. on September 17, Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)...
September 26, 2019
Three officers at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) are being credited with saving a minor’s life from human trafficking.Supervisory officer Angeleah Davis received a call from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and was asked...
September 24, 2019
TSA explosives experts joined forces to host a two-day bomb exercise in San Francisco with the goal of protecting the Bay Area’s transportation systems. Transportation Security Specialists (TSSs) specializing in explosives from San Francisco, Los...
September 20, 2019
TSA officers took part in an annual explosives detection exercise at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa. This year, the training fell on the 18th anniversary of 9/11.For Officer George Henges, training that day carried special significance. Henges, a...
September 19, 2019
TSA’s Instagram has hit a huge milestone! After just six years, the account this week reached 1 million followers.TSA’s Instagram, which launched in June 2013, takes a tongue-in-cheek approach to guide travelers on their checkpoint adventure by...
September 18, 2019
The official retirement age for anyone born after 1960 is 67. That’s the age when Ed Donga joined TSA as a transportation security officer. After 17 years on the frontline, Donga has decided to call it a career, retiring at the age of 84. Donga...
September 16, 2019
Juneau International Airport (JNU) Lead Transportation Security Officer Brenda Irizarry jumped into action to come to the aid of a passenger in distress.A passenger came to the checkpoint from the departure lounge and told supervisor Jessie Ashton...
September 10, 2019
The Federal Executive Association of Connecticut singled out TSA at Bradley International Airport (BDL) with three special honors during its annual Excellence in Government Awards luncheon.A group of four TSA officers received the Unsung Hero of the...
September 05, 2019
A TSA headquarters employee is being hailed a hero after he risked his own life to rescue a woman from drowning during a boating trip in Aruba.Walter Craig, a Section Chief in the Policy, Plans and Engagement (PPE) Cargo Division, was enjoying a...
September 03, 2019
Anita Minaei, federal security director at Bob Hope Airport (BUR) in Burbank, California, was recognized this month with the 2019 TSA Trailblazer Award. Minaei was honored with the award during the annual TSA Women’s Equality Day celebration at TSA...
August 29, 2019
After serving TSA and the traveling public for several years, a pair of canines at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) are off to spend the rest of their lives in leisure.Ten-year-old Rrall and 9-year-old Woody – both Labrador retrievers...
August 28, 2019
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Federal Security Director Mary Leftridge Byrd has received a prestigious leadership award from Government Executive magazine.In connection with its 50th anniversary this year, Government Executive...
August 27, 2019
TSA Officers Brittany Sutton and Eric Jones were working at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport security checkpoint when they heard cries for help. Following the sounds, they discovered a man collapsed face-down in front of a restaurant...
August 22, 2019
It’s not every day you save the life of your co-worker, but that day came for LaGuardia Airport supervisory coordination center officer Ralph Ramos, and he answered the call.It was a typically busy day in the Coordination Center when one of Ramos’...
August 20, 2019
Every day in the U.S., about 26 million children hop on a bus headed for school, and keeping those students safe is vital. A school bus hijacking is a real threat in today’s environment, and TSA teamed with the National Tactical Officers Association...
August 15, 2019
Dozens of Baltimore middle-school youth got an experience of a lifetime. They took a full behind-the-scenes look at an airport. Fifty kids from five recreational centers across the city participated in the annual Summer Youth Initiative hosted by...

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