Press Releases

BOISE, Idaho - Officers with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at Boise Airport (BOI) discovered a loaded firearm in the carry-on luggage of female traveler ticketed for travel to San Francisco International Airport Friday morning.…
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Flight loads at airports across the country have dropped dramatically because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that’s not stopping TSA from keeping the traveling public and homeland safe and secure. TSA officers at Boston Logan International Airport…
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A TSA officer at Orlando International Airport (MCO) alerted the Orlando Police Department at 9:25 this morning that a passenger in the checkpoint had a gun in his carry-on bag. The 26-year-old man faces criminal charges for carrying a firearm in a…
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Kanawha County, West Virginia, woman was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at Yeager Airport today (April 20), when they detected a .38 caliber revolver loaded with four bullets in her carry-on bag. TSA…
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BOSTON – Transportation Security Administration officers remain vigilant in their duties during this pandemic, and on Sunday at Boston Logan International Airport, a TSA officer prevented a woman from bringing a .22 caliber handgun along with four…
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NEWARK, N.J.  – At a young age, you are taught that socks go on your feet. But your face? Yes, during a pandemic, socks can be repurposed to serve as masks, and that’s exactly what Transportation Security Administration officers at Newark Liberty…
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The number of travelers choosing to fly has plummeted during the course of the last few months as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. However, if you must fly, here are some tips from the Transportation Security Administration…
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NEWARK, N.J.  - With so many people in New Jersey hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, Transportation Security Administration officers at Newark Liberty International Airport hand-crafted get well cards for individuals in isolation as well as cards of…
WARWICK, R.I. – Social distancing didn’t stop the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) team at T.F. Green Airport from sending a little love to the rest of the airport community. With the number of passengers flying out of the airport down…
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WASHINGTON, DC - Transportation Security Administration officers are following CDC advice and staying home when they are not working at the airport, and a few of them are making good use of their time by keeping busy sewing masks for family, friends…
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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has stopped 115 guns so far this year across the state of Florida. One passenger recently came to a Ft. Lauderdale checkpoint with three guns in his carry-on.  During this stressful time in our nation…
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WASHINGTON – The number of passengers flying is down due to the coronavirus, but Transportation Security Administration officers remain alert and yesterday they detected a 9 mm handgun loaded with eight bullets along with an additional clip with…
WASHINGTON, DC – Transportation Security Administration employees at Washington Dulles International Airport have established a food pantry to assist employees in the airport community who may have been laid off or seen their work hours cut due to…
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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has stopped 17 guns so far this year at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), including three in one day by three different diligent and dedicated officers.  During this stressful time in our…
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GREEN BAY, WI — Transportation Security Administration officers at Green Bay–Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB) are lending a helping hand to airport employees through a voluntary program they have dubbed “TSA Gives Back.” Airport employees…
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WASHINGTON, DC - A federal TSA employee passed away due to COVID-19 on April 2, 2020. The passing of Francis “Frank” Boccabella III, a valued friend and colleague of the entire Transportation Security Administration family at Newark Liberty…
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WASHINGTON —  The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued a new final rule that requires higher-risk surface transportation providers to provide  security training for certain employees. The rule affects certain railroads, public…
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BOSTON – Transportation Security Administration officers remain vigilant in their duties during this pandemic, and on Tuesday at Boston Logan International Airport, a TSA officer prevented a man from bringing a 9 mm caliber handgun loaded with five…
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HAMBURG, Wis. —  Bobbi Birk-LaBarge is an animal lover who owns eight dogs so when she spotted a loose pig on the side of a country road nibbling at the gravel, she pulled over to take a closer look. Birk-LaBarge, a Lead Transportation Security…
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PITTSBURGH –  Transportation Security Administration officers at Pittsburgh International Airport continue to remain vigilant during the COVID-19 pandemic and earlier this morning stopped a Connecticut woman from bringing a handgun on an airplane. A…
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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – The temporary TSA Pre✓® application center planned for late March at Chippewa Valley Regional Airport (EAU) has been cancelled. ###
NANTUCKET - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has postponed the “Express” recruitment event that had been scheduled for Saturday, March 28, to assist individuals interested in applying for vacancies at Nantucket Memorial Airport (ACK…
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ERIE, Pa. – Residents of the Erie area and northwestern Pennsylvania region will be able to enroll in the Transportation Security Administration’s popular TSA Pre✓® application program inside Erie International Airport from April 6 to 10, where…
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WASHINGTON – It proved to be a truly bad Friday the 13th for a Fairfax County, Virginia, man this morning when Transportation Security Administration officers detected a 9 mm handgun loaded with 10 bullets in his carry-on bag at Ronald Reagan…
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NEWARK, N.J. – A New Jersey man was arrested by police after a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer caught him with a 9 mm handgun along with an additional magazine loaded with eight hollow-point bullets in his duffle bag at a…