Statements

October 13, 2020
MINNEAPOLIS – With heartfelt sadness, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that a TSA officer who worked at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) for nearly 13 years passed away today from complications associated…
September 24, 2020
MINNEAPOLIS – It is with deep sorrow that the Transportation Security Administration announces the passing of another member of the TSA family. Senior Federal Air Marshal Kenneth Meisel, with the Minneapolis Field Office, passed away September 24…
August 5, 2020
“The Washington Post article entitled “Union wants vulnerable TSA officers to be kept home as coronavirus cases among employees surge” unfortunately presents a misleading narrative about employee cases among our essential TSA workforce, who have…
July 2, 2020
MIAMI  - It is with deep sorrow that the Transportation Security Administration announces the passing of another member of the TSA family. Miami International Airport Lead Transportation Security Officer (LTSO) Paul Muao passed away July 2 after a…
May 6, 2020
CHICAGO – With deep sadness, TSA announces the passing of Andrew Meany, a longtime Transportation Security Officer (TSO) at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), on May 4, 2020, after contracting COVID-19 in April. Andrew was one of ORD’s…
April 29, 2020
NEWARK, N.J.--It is with deep sorrow that the Transportation Security Administration announces the passing of another member of the TSA family as a result of COVID-19. Newark Liberty International Airport TSA Officer Mark Barisonek passed away on…
April 20, 2020
MIAMI  - It is with deep sorrow that the Transportation Security Administration announces the passing of another member of the TSA family. Miami International Airport Supervisory TSA Officer Victor Chung passed away of complications of COVID-19 on…
April 14, 2020
ATLANTA - It is with deep sorrow that TSA announces the passing of Dian Phipps, a Transportation Security Officer at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), on April 13, 2020, after contracting COVID-19. For over 14 years Dian…
April 14, 2020
As a result of the corona virus, air travel has been substantially reduced. All airport, airline and government employees are working hard to provide the safest experience for those passengers who do travel. Since the beginning of this crisis, TSA…
April 9, 2020
WASHINGTON, DC - It is with deep sorrow that TSA announces the passing of Alberto Camacho, a Branch Manager in the Acquisition Program Management office, on April 3, 2020 after contracting COVID-19. Alberto is the second federal TSA employee to…
April 3, 2020
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…
March 24, 2020
WASHINGTON - During the course of the past two weeks, the Transportation Security Administration has seen its dedicated workforce hit by COVID-19. We have seen this in the increasing number of confirmed cases, the growing number of employees who…
March 23, 2020
“TSA confirms that a Transportation Security Officer who work at Mineta San Jose International Airport have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The officer is receiving medical care and all TSA employees they have come in contact with over the…
March 23, 2020
“TSA confirms that a third Transportation Security Administration officer who works at Newark Liberty International Airport tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The individual is quarantined and resting at home. TSA employees who work the same…
March 22, 2020
“TSA confirms that a fourth Transportation Security Administration officer who works at Orlando International Airport tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The individual is quarantined and resting at home. TSA employees who work the same shift…
March 22, 2020
“TSA confirms that a Transportation Security Administration employee who works at Newark Liberty International Airport tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The individual is quarantined and resting at home. TSA employees who work the same shift…
March 22, 2020
“TSA confirms that a fifth Transportation Security Administration officer who works at John F. Kennedy International Airport tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The individual is quarantined and resting at home. TSA employees who work the same…
March 21, 2020
“TSA confirms that a Transportation Security Administration officer who works at Washington Dulles International Airport tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The individual is quarantined and resting at home. TSA employees who work the same shift…
March 21, 2020
“TSA confirms that a Transportation Security Officer who works at Cyril E. King International Airport (STT) has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The officer is quarantined and resting at home. TSA employees who have come in contact with the…
March 21, 2020
“TSA confirms that a Transportation Security Administration officer who works at LaGuardia Airport tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The individual is quarantined and resting at home. TSA employees who work the same shift and may have come in…
March 20, 2020
“TSA confirms that a third Transportation Security Administration officer who works at John F. Kennedy International Airport tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The individual is quarantined and resting at home. TSA employees who work the same…
March 20, 2020
“TSA confirms that a fourth Transportation Security Administration officer who works at John F. Kennedy International Airport tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The individual is quarantined and resting at home. TSA employees who work the same…
March 20, 2020
“TSA confirms today that two additional Transportation Security Officers who work at Orlando International Airport have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. One officer is resting at home and the other is receiving medical care at a hospital. TSA…
March 20, 2020
“TSA confirms that a second Transportation Security Officer who works at Hartsfield -Jackson Atlanta International Airport has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The officer is quarantined and resting at home. TSA employees who have come in…
March 20, 2020
"TSA confirms that a second Transportation Security Officer who works at Newark Liberty International Airport has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The officer is resting at home where they are quarantined. The officer works in a TSA training…