Employee Stories

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Kudos Across America - Philadelphia

December 3, 2021

Greetings, TSA Leaders,

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An Extra Good Catch in Upstate New York

December 2, 2021

It was a busy afternoon at Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) as TSO Spilios Kiamos operated the X-ray in August. Everything looked fine until the next bag showed on the screen. His heart skipped a beat. 

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Employee Spotlight: Rose Richardson and Michelle Thomassen

November 30, 2021

Editor’s note: TSA celebrates National Native American Heritage Month to recognize the achievements and contributions of American Indian and Alaska Native champions who have inspired others to achieve success. …

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TSA officers in Orlando recognized for dedication, service

November 24, 2021

TSA officers and other frontline workers were recognized with a standing ovation at this year’s Global Business Travel Association’s (GBTA) Convention in Orlando, Florida.

The event, which is an annual networking…

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South Carolina governor proclaims TSA Appreciation Day

November 23, 2021

TSA’s 20th anniversary was a special day in more ways than one in South Carolina. In addition to commemorating the agency’s milestone birthday, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster issued an official proclamation,…

Florida TSA Surface Inspector Tim Knox. (Photo courtesy of Tim Knox)

Florida TSA inspector heroically pulls driver from burning semi

November 22, 2021

A TSA surface inspector put his own life on the line to heroically pull a semi driver from a burning truck on a busy northern Florida highway.

Tim Knox was driving with his family on I-10 from Jacksonville to…

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A TSA officer’s journey: ‘How a TSA supervisor changed my life’

November 18, 2021

Working for TSA offers many growth opportunities. For Cyrena Silvera, it is no exception.

Prior to TSA, Silvera was considered a “renaissance woman.” She worked several jobs for short periods from retail to moving furniture, nonprofit…

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Remembering our past, securing our future

November 18, 2021

On November 19, TSA will celebrate its 20th anniversary. To recognize this milestone, we asked TSA employees to share their memories from the past 20 years.

As an immediate result of 9/11, my twenty-year aviation…

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This Day in TSA History: November 19, 2001

November 18, 2021

This Day in TSA History:  November 19, 2001

The Aviation and Transportation Security Act and the birth of TSA.

On this day, November 19, 2001, former President George W. Bush signed the Aviation and Transportation…

Remembering our past, securing our future

Remembering our past, securing our future

November 17, 2021

On November 19, TSA will celebrate its 20th anniversary. To recognize this milestone, we asked TSA employees to share their memories from the past 20 years.

I remember 20 years ago; I was in…

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Remembering our past, securing our future

November 16, 2021

On November 19, TSA will celebrate its 20th anniversary. To recognize this milestone, we asked TSA employees to share their memories from the past 20 years.

On a warm night in August…

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TSA Boston teams to de-escalate suicide threat

November 16, 2021

Two TSA officers teamed with a pair of managers to help save a suicidal passenger’s life at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS).

It all started when TSA Supervisory Officer Aneuris Alberto Javier heard a…

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TSA holds Veterans Day ceremony; agency named one of best employers for veterans

November 15, 2021

TSA Administrator David Pekoske honored and thanked the men and women who served in the military at TSA’s Veterans Day ceremony at agency headquarters in Springfield, Virginia. Pekoske and keynote speaker Mississippi Federal Security Director Kim…

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Remembering our past, securing our future

November 15, 2021

On November 19, TSA will celebrate its 20th anniversary. To recognize this milestone, we asked TSA employees to share their memories from the past 20 years.

In my thirteen years at…

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TSA saves wallet, baby at Bradley International

November 15, 2021

The compassion and caring spirit is alive and well at Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport (BDL).

Two BDL TSA officers put their sense of humanity to action in completely separate ways, both making a big…

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Remembering our past, securing our future

November 12, 2021

On November 19, TSA will celebrate its 20th anniversary. To recognize this milestone, we asked TSA employees to share their memories from the past 20 years.

My personal TSA memory was at Florida’s Jacksonville International…

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Remembering our past, securing our future

November 10, 2021

On November 19, TSA will celebrate its 20th anniversary. To recognize this milestone, we asked TSA employees to share their memories from the past 20 years.

When the terrorist attacks on America happened…

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Remembering our past, securing our future

November 10, 2021

On November 19, TSA will celebrate its 20th anniversary. To recognize this milestone, we asked TSA employees to share their memories from the past 20 years.

During my 19+ years with the Department of…

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For veterans, working for TSA great fit, smooth transition

November 10, 2021

Veterans working for the Transportation Security Administration bring invaluable skills like teamwork, character and a great work ethic – all qualities necessary to achieve the agency’s mission.

TSA is fortunate…

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TSA assists veterans as Honor Flights resume

November 10, 2021

After more than a year pause because of the pandemic, Honor Flights are starting up again at airports around the country, and TSA is making sure the veterans involved have a smooth screening experience before departures.

Honor Flights take…