Employee Stories

Suiting Up for bomb exercise

Suiting up for an explosive performance

December 03, 2019

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers were offered a live demonstration of how a Bomb Squad would respond to an improvised explosive device (IED) found in checked baggage. Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN) and Twin Falls Regional…

What People are saying

What people are saying about TSA

November 29, 2019

In Nome, Alaska, a passenger wrote that TSA “has an amazing crew. Thanks, folks, for what you do! You are always friendly and helpful.”

A passenger traveling in Salt Lake City wrote that “I have never experienced such tact and professional…

Hernandez Award Winner

TSA officer puts life on line to save others during California festival shooting

November 20, 2019

Have you ever thought what you might do if confronted with an active shooter? TSA/DHS training tells us to run, hide or fight.

Putting his own…

DHS Secretary Awards

DHS Secretary Awards Honor TSA Employees for Outstanding Mission Performance

November 18, 2019

The Department of Homeland Security recognized 70 TSA employees for outstanding contributions to the DHS and TSA missions at the 2019 DHS Secretary Awards ceremony.

Former DHS Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan thanked the award winners for…

Jacksonville TSOs

TSA Jacksonville pays last respects to Pearl Harbor survivor

November 18, 2019

The 78th anniversary of the day President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said would “live in infamy” is fast approaching, and one of the last-living survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor got…

What Passengers are saying

What people are saying about TSA

November 18, 2019

Passengers traveling from Burlington, Vermont said TSA left them in a great mood. “The professionalism was incredible, and my husband and I were very happy. No issues at all, and some of the people that were instructing how and what to do during…

TSA celebrates Veterans' Day

TSA pays tribute to our veterans

November 15, 2019

About 12,000 TSA employees proudly served or are currently serving in the military. That’s 19 percent of its workforce.

This week, TSA paid tribute to our veterans with a special ceremony at headquarters.

Acting Deputy Administrator…

Blogger Bob Family at Honorary Rewards

Burns family honored by new ‘Blogger Bob’ Award

November 14, 2019

Over 400 employees were recognized for their outstanding achievements during the 2019 TSA Honorary Awards Ceremony. Administrator David Pekoske and Acting Deputy Administrator Patricia Cogswell presented the awards in the Historic Lobby of Ronald…

Five TSA officers from Oregon’s Portland International Airport

TSA to the rescue

November 13, 2019

Five quick thinking TSA officers from Oregon’s Portland International Airport came to the aid of a passenger in severe distress.

The officers were on break in the food court when they saw the passenger lying on the floor, losing…

What passengers are saying about TSA

What passengers are saying about TSA

November 08, 2019

Passengers at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, New York say they had a VERY positive experience with several TSA employees. “We recognize the professionalism and outstanding customer service we experienced with TSA officers that…

The Force was with them

The Force was with them

October 31, 2019

Passengers and TSA officers alike, cheered as a motorcade from the Austin Police Department escorted two special Make-A-Wish families to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport for their flight to Walt Disney World.

Once inside, the…

Transportation Security Administration provides canines to local southwest law enforcement

Transportation Security Administration provides canines to local southwest law enforcement

October 22, 2019

TSA’s Canine Training Center in San Antonio, Texas, typically prepares dogs for explosives detection and passenger screening duties at airports across the country. However, it is now coordinating with the Department of Homeland Security Canine…

Kids of Courage

Phoenix officers help kids with disabilities through screening

October 17, 2019

Transportation security officers at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX) recently had the opportunity to support a deserving group known as Kids of Courage. Phoenix passenger support officers stepped up and went out of their way to ensure a seamless…

Honor Flight CVG to DCA

Cincy to DC – War veterans travel on Honor Flight

October 17, 2019

Dozens of American war veterans, including six veterans from World War II, took the trip of a lifetime from the Cincinnati area to our nation’s capital, thanks to the Honor Flight Network. Honor Flight…

ADADM at REAL ID Address

TSA partners with airport leaders to remind travelers of REAL ID deadline

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…

Liberty County Bridge

Big storm doesn’t dampen officers' spirits

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…

Blogger Bob Award

New TSA award to honor Blogger Bob Burns

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…

TSOs at UN

TSA teams with Secret Service at UN General Assembly

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.


TSA Officer with toddler

Charlotte TSO Stops Child Abduction

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…

Houston Officers Thwart Human Trafficking Attempt

Houston Officers Thwart Human Trafficking Attempt

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…