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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...
August 13, 2019
For many people, their daily routine might consist of picking up breakfast or coffee while rushing to stay on schedule. For newly hired Transportation Security Inspector (TSI) Michael Hodges, his morning included helping save a life and still making...
August 12, 2019
TSA Officers from Bradley International Airport (BDL) were on security’s frontline at Southeastern Connecticut’s premiere summertime event. TSA BDL deployed some of its uniformed screeners to the three-day SailFest in New London, which typically...
August 06, 2019
Saving lives in times of crisis – that was the focus of a mock bomb exercise hosted by TSA in Rochester, Minnesota. Local TSA brought together Rochester Public Transit, police, fire, the Emergency Management Department, public utilities, and the...
August 02, 2019
Students from the Alexander Hamilton Institute’s Washington Program on National Security recently met with a wide range of TSA employees as part of their two-week summer internship program. Now in the third year of the partnership, the staff from...
July 26, 2019
TSA teamed up with the South Jersey Transit Authority (SJTA) and private screening company VMD Corporation to break down travel barriers for a group of adults with special needs at New Jersey’s Atlantic City International Airport (ACY).SJTA arranged...
July 22, 2019
It’s an everyday occurrence at airports around the country: a passenger enters a checkpoint with a cane and submits it for X-ray screening. But sometimes that cane isn’t just your everyday cane! That was the case this July when a female passenger...
July 19, 2019
Dogs can be a calming influence, and some military veterans in Albuquerque, New Mexico, found that out firsthand through a partnership between TSA and the New Mexico-based Paws and Stripes program.Six veterans and four dogs went through the...
July 18, 2019
Future guide dogs had an opportunity to practice going through a TSA checkpoint at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to become familiar with the checkpoint screening process so they know what to expect when they come to...
July 15, 2019
A passenger was found unconscious in a women’s restroom at Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport, and TSA Supervisory Transportation Security Officer Alexi Chairez put his emergency training to the test by taking quick action to save the woman.Chairez...
July 11, 2019
TSA offers multiple career progression opportunities for employees, but one advancement that’s rare is a Transportation Security Officer being promoted to the role of Federal Security Director. Alaska’s Pete Duffy joined TSA in 2002 shortly after 9/...
June 26, 2019
A passenger was scheduled to fly out of New Hampshire’s Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) late in the afternoon. Well, that was the original plan.The flight was switched from a 7:30 p.m. to a 2:45 p.m. departure, but when finding out about...

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