Employee Stories

Spokane International Airport (GEG) TSA Officer Benjamin Blue.  (Photo by Daniel Hutchinson)

Washington officer averts dangerous situation at checkpoint

June 7, 2021

 “I didn’t know he [TSA Officer Benjamin Blue] could move like that. I don’t think I have ever seen him move that fast,” recalled Spokane International Airport (GEG) Supervisory TSA Officer Daniel Hutchinson.…

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Nashville TSA officer, police officer team up to revive passenger

June 2, 2021

The morning seemed routine as Christopher Baltimore returned from his break to head back to the checkpoint. As the Nashville International Airport (BNA) TSA officer came around the corner of Allegiant Air’s ticket…

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Remembering those who gave so much

June 1, 2021

On Memorial Day weekend, many families gathered, had cookouts, stayed home and just enjoyed the company of those closest to them. For those who served this country, are serving, or plan to serve, Memorial Day has a…

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TSA senior leaders travel out west to visit surface training facility

May 28, 2021

Three top senior leaders from TSA headquarters got an up close, personal look at the agency’s surface transportation side of the house during a visit to Pueblo, Colorado. That’s where TSA’s Surface Transportation…

May 2021 passenger traffic at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.

TSA prepared for summer travel surge at nation’s airports

May 27, 2021

The Memorial Day weekend is upon us – the unofficial start of the summer travel season. Just in time, our nation’s airports are seeing a big resurgence in travelers.

During the month of May, TSA officers have…

Deputy Assistant Federal Security Director Maria Chantre, TSA Manager Brian Cardona, Deputy Assistant Federal Security Director-Threat Assessment Program Karen Hegner, Assistant Federal Security Director-Screening Elizabeth Selecky, Deputy Assistant Federal Security Director Raymond Albanese, and Assistant Federal Security Director-Generalist Matthew McCalligett present the participant packets. (Photo courtesy of TSA BOS)

Zooming your kids into the work day

May 26, 2021

An exploding volcano usually isn’t a good thing, but if you participated in the 2021 Boston Logan International Airport’s (BOS) virtual Take Our Kids to Work Days, it was awesome!

Now in its 28th year, the…

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Kudos Across America – Deep in the Heart of Texas

May 20, 2021

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Austin, Texas    

I forgot…

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Want to Share Our Stories? Here’s How!

May 19, 2021

TSA has a lot of great stories to tell, and you can play a key role in sharing these stories, many of which spotlight our employees across the agency.

TSA’s Strategic Communications and Public Affairs (SCPA)…

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Kudos Across America – Ft. Myers, Florida

May 14, 2021

I would like to take a moment to express my sincere gratitude for an experience that my family encountered at your airport [Southwest Florida International Airport, RSW]. 

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Eagle eye TSA officer makes two great catches in one day

May 13, 2021

It was all just in a day’s work for TSA Officer Megan Fank of the University of Illinois – Willard Airport (CMI). Her keen detection skills were unexpectedly put to the test when she made not one, but two nice catches…

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Employee Spotlight: Deputy Assistant Federal Security Director Rhonda Singh

May 10, 2021

The daily lunch-time line of customers spilling out to the sidewalk and down the block from Foods R Us told you everything you needed to know about the popularity of the authentic Caribbean food served there.

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TSA’s Acting Administrator testifies before House Homeland Security Subcommittee

May 7, 2021

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, TSA has waged a successful battle to keep security, safety and TSA employees in the forefront, and the agency’s partnership with Congress has played a key role in that success…

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Helping Hands: TSA Maui helps keep ‘aina clean

May 4, 2021

Editor’s Note: This story spotlights the exceptional work of TSA employees who have volunteered outside of their normal duties and responsibilities to lend a “helping hand” to others. This Helping Hands feature is…

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Kudos Across America – Denver

May 4, 2021

Navigating air travel as a transgender woman in the U.S. is difficult enough as is. Having your wallet stolen shortly before a flight to visit family after over a year of separation certainly doesn't help.

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True teamwork in Philadelphia

April 30, 2021

Two airline employees at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) used their instincts and training to stop a pair of trespassers who gained unauthorized access to secure areas of PHL, and TSA recognized the airline…

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Remember the story of the old woman who lived in a shoe?

April 30, 2021

Early on a Saturday at Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP), a young lady and her father went through TSA screening. Each placed their carry-on and personal items in the inspection tubs, walked through…

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Virginia TSA instructor suffers stroke on the job; two instructors to the rescue

April 29, 2021

Phil Paquette, a TSA training instructor at Virginia’s Richmond International Airport (RIC), was in his office preparing for a new hire course when he suddenly became ill. He hesitated to ask for help, but it’s a good…

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Former first responders excel at TSA

April 27, 2021

After successfully completing checkpoint screening at Boise Airport (BOI), a passenger experiencing unusual and extreme anxiety requested to speak with someone, preferably a person with a military background.

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New Orleans TSA officer helps stranded airman

April 23, 2021

“He seemed like a nice guy. When I found out he was in the military and stranded, it just felt like the right thing to do.”

This was the thought of Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) Supervisory TSA Officer David…

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TSA Associates Program allows employees to earn college credit

April 19, 2021

“I decided to attend the TSA Associates Program after overhearing two officers discussing their assignments and their class,” said Brunswick Golden Isles Airport Lead TSA officer Jeannette Reeves. The 16-year TSA…