Press Releases

| Local Press Release
NEWARK, N.J. - A man who relocated from New Jersey to North Carolina just last week was back in New Jersey and was cited by police for bringing a loaded gun to Newark Liberty International Airport yesterday, July 6 after Transportation Security…
| National Press Release
WASHINGTON — Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson welcomed Peter Neffenger today as the sixth administrator of the Transportation Security Administration in a ceremony held at TSA headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. Neffenger was…
| Local Press Release
RICHMOND, Va. - A Richmond, Virginia, man was issued a summons on a state weapons charge after he was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at the Richmond International Airport checkpoint this morning, July 2 when the TSA…
| Local Press Release
NORFOLK, Va. — A Virginia Beach woman found out the hard way that although a pink gun may be pretty, it’s still prohibited past Transportation Security Administration airport checkpoints.    The woman was stopped by TSA officers at the Norfolk…
| Local Press Release
BALTIMORE - A Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, resident was arrested Wednesday, June 17 after Transportation Security Administration officers caught the man trying to carry a semi-automatic hand gun past a security checkpoint at Baltimore Washington…
| Local Press Release
NEWARK, N.J. – A new passenger-friendly program that identifies foreign languages spoken by Transportation Security Administration officers is helping ease the anxiety of travelers whose primary language is not English.  This passenger-friendly…
| Local Press Release
NEWARK, N.J. - A New York man was arrested for bringing a loaded gun to Newark Liberty International Airport on Sunday, June 14 after Transportation Security Administration officers detected a gun in his carry-on bag. TSA officers detected the .32…
| Local Press Release
NEWARK, N.J. – A $40,000 painting left at a Newark Liberty International Airport TSA security checkpoint was returned to its owner earlier this week by TSA’s lost and found personnel. The art dealer, who flew from Newark, NJ, to Hong Kong, where the…
| Local Press Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A Raleigh County, West Virginia, man was cited on a state weapons charge after he was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at the Yeager Airport checkpoint yesterday, June 4 when the TSA officers detected a…
| Local Press Release
RICHMOND, Va. - A Greene County, Virginia, woman was cited on a state weapons charge after she was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at the Richmond International Airport checkpoint yesterday, June 4 when the TSA officers…
| Local Press Release
NEW YORK – Today might be Donut Day, but there’s one woman who is probably going to say “No thanks” if someone offers her one of the sweet treats today. Earlier this week a Transportation Security Administration Officer at JFK International Airport…
| Local Press Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Transportation Security Administration has launched TSA Pre✓® operations at Yeager Airport (CRW). TSA Pre✓® is an expedited screening program that allows select flyers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep…
| Local Press Release
BALTIMORE - A Voorhees, New Jersey, resident was arrested Wednesday, June 3 after Transportation Security Administration officers caught the man trying to carry a gun past a security checkpoint at Baltimore Washington International-Thurgood Marshal…
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SEATTLE - Officers with the Transportation Security Administration at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) discovered four loaded firearms during routine screening of carry-on bags over the past two days. The first firearm - a 9 mm Ruger…
| National Press Release
WASHINGTON – More than 2 million people are expected to fly daily during the Memorial Day travel period and the Transportation Security Administration reminds travelers to prepare and plan ahead for the security screening process by visiting tsa.gov…
| Local Press Release
NEWARK, N.J. – The Transportation Security Administration’s explosives detection team of 10 specialists who work in New Jersey has been honored with a team award for excellence by the Metropolitan Northern New Jersey Federal Executive Board (FEB).…
| Local Press Release
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - A Kentucky resident was cited on weapons charges at Huntington Tri-State Airport on Saturday, May 9 after Transportation Security Administration officers caught him trying to pass through the security checkpoint with a loaded…
| Local Press Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va - The Transportation Security Administration will be conducting several full-scale training exercises at Yeager Airport May 12 to 14 from midnight to 4 a.m. in conjunction with several local law enforcement and emergency responder…
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LOUISVILLE, Ky.  –  The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Louisville International Airport would like to remind passengers to expect higher than usual passenger volume starting this weekend as travelers return home from the 2015…
| National Press Release
Today President Obama announced his intent to nominate Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger, the current Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, to be the next Administrator of TSA. I could not be more pleased. Aviation security continues to be a vital…
| National Press Release
Today, I am announcing that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will take additional steps to address the potential insider threat vulnerability at U.S. airports. These steps follow a 90-day Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC)…
| National Press Release
WASHINGTON — The TSA Pre✓® application program has reached a new milestone with more than 1 million travelers enrolled. TSA Pre✓®, which opened its first application center at Indianapolis International Airport, now has more than 330 application…
| National Press Release
WASHINGTON – A new program aimed at providing senior level transportation security officials with first-hand experience of the Transportation Security Administration’s various counter-terrorism and risk reduction roles in enhancing industry security…
| Local Press Release
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Transportation Security Administration today announced the start of TSA Pre✓® operations at Tri-State Airport (HTS) in Wayne County, West Virginia . TSA Pre✓® is an expedited screening program that allows select flyers to…
| Local Press Release
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — The Transportation Security Administration today announced the start of TSA Pre✓® operations at Cyril E. King Airport (STT). TSA Pre✓® is an expedited screening program that allows select STT flyers to leave on…