Employee Stories

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TSA holds Halloween drive-thru in Yakutat, Alaska

November 10, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic putting Halloween at risk this year, TSA at Alaska’s Yakutat Airport (YAK) decided to think outside the box. Team YAK wanted to make sure kids in Yakutat were still able to enjoy a Halloween…

Air Force 1 parked at Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR), November 2.

TSA Detroit and Grand Rapids assist the United States Secret Service during presidential campaigns

November 10, 2020

Some opportunities reveal themselves every four years, and 2020 just so happened to be that fourth year.  Many have said the 2020 Presidential Campaign season was one of the most unique in our history, and for the…

Murray Price

TSA Training Specialist Murray Price safeguards sensitive security information

November 9, 2020

Murray Price had an IBM PCjr long before most of us had need for usernames or passcodes. His dad worked for IBM in the 1960s until retirement, and an inquisitive Price took a job in the company’s computer lab where clients came to write…

Trans-Alaska oil pipeline – Alaska North Slope (Photo courtesy of Chris Masters)

Did you know? TSA partners to keep pipelines safe

November 9, 2020

When you think about TSA, chances are you think about airports and checkpoints and don’t normally envision surface transportation, especially the nation’s hazardous liquid and natural gas pipeline systems. However, TSA…

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Kudos Across America – Detroit

November 4, 2020

I know the airlines and TSA can get a bad rep. I could never adequately thank the individuals who I came in contact with today.

I left my wallet on the car roof, and [the wallet] flew off somewhere on our way to the airport. (Good job,…

Denver Supervisory TSO Cynthia Jones

Kudos Across America – Denver

October 30, 2020

Great job, Cynthia Jones!

A shout-out to Cynthia Jones at Denver for calling me at the phone number taped to the back of my Kindle.  

I left it at the checkpoint and she found it. I was able to retrieve it before my flight left.…

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Washington State TSA officers help develop COVID-19 procedures while on detail

October 23, 2020

2020 has been a year of change and challenge at TSA because of the COVID-19 pandemic. After the risks of the virus were identified, the agency responded quickly to develop and implement procedures to ensure the health and safety of employees.…

TSA EAA Kimberly Walton holds up her Roger W. Jones Award

TSA’s Kimberly Walton receives the Roger W. Jones Award

October 23, 2020

TSA Executive Assistant Administrator (EAA) Kimberly Walton is a 2020 recipient of the prestigious Roger W. Jones…

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Officer discovers artfully concealed knife

October 22, 2020

“First, I thought, ‘What is this guy thinking?’ Second, I thought about the situation, observed his body language and stance and thought about if he seemed aggressive or if he truly intended to do harm.” That’s what went through the mind of Los…

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TSA Connecticut receives federal unsung hero award for securing plane crash site

October 22, 2020

On October 2, 2019, seven people were killed when a World-War II-era plane crashed on the runway and burst into flames after hitting a deicing facility at Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. Six other people on the…

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TSA family rallies around Baltimore security director, fight against breast cancer

October 20, 2020

Each year in the U.S., over 250,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer, and more than 42,000 lose their lives from what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says is the second most common cancer among women.

It’s been a…

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TSA employees dedicated to diverse, inclusive workplace

October 19, 2020

TSA employees in Philadelphia are making a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Over 200 TSA Philadelphia (PHL) team members participated in a Diversity and Inclusion pledge signing ceremony. The event showcased original diversity- and…

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Building traveling public’s trust

October 16, 2020

TSA is partnering with disability and multicultural advocacy organizations and tribal nations to make sure the passenger screening and traveling experience is appropriate for all. As part of the agency’s efforts, TSA annually hosts a Disability…

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TSA Employee Spotlight: TSA inspector ensures security for air cargo carriers

October 14, 2020

Before becoming a transportation security inspector for TSA, Brittaney Rupert did a little bit of everything at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). As an airline employee, Rupert worked behind the ticket counter and at…

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Wisconsin TSA officers keep passenger who had seizure safe until responders arrive

October 9, 2020

Supervisory Officer Paul Ceman was having a relatively normal day at Central Wisconsin Airport. That is, until Lead Officer Cassandra Running rushed to notify him that a passenger collapsed outside of the checkpoint.

Running and Ceman…

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DFW clean team makes work areas safe

October 8, 2020

TSA is partnering with Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to produce the most efficient clean team around. So far, they’ve decontaminated nearly 100 areas of the airport after 66 DFW TSA officers tested positive for COVID-19. From the…

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Bangor officers aid fallen passenger

October 5, 2020

“While impressive to see them spring into action, it was no surprise,” said Maine Assistant Federal Security Director for Screening Briana Corrales. “We have an incredible team at Bangor. Not only are they committed to the mission, they also care…

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Boston TSA officers stop FBI Impostor from boarding flight

October 2, 2020

When a woman approached the exit door at Terminal C at Boston Logan International Airport, TSOs James Nelson and James Freel intercepted her before she could board a flight.

Nelson and Freel reviewed images on the woman’s cellphone that…

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TSA Women in Aviation: Barbara Schukraft

October 2, 2020

Editor’s Note: This story is part of a weeklong collection of stories featuring women in aviation. These stories are in recognition of Girls in Aviation Day on September 26 sponsored by…

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Where are all these guns coming from?

October 2, 2020

Does it seem like we’re discovering more firearms at the checkpoint, or is it just another 2020 anomaly?