Statements

September 17, 2021
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mourns the passing of another member of the TSA family. Henry Campania, a Transportation Security Officer (TSO) at McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away after…
September 16, 2021
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mourns the passing of another member of the TSA family. Robert Logan, Jr., a Transportation Security Officer at Boise Air Terminal (BOI) in Idaho, passed away Thursday, after contracting COVID-19.…
September 8, 2021
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mourns the passing of another member of the TSA family. St. Louis, Mo.-based Transportation Security Officer (TSO) Jeffrey Gonos passed away on September 5, 2021, after contracting COVID-19. Gonos…
September 8, 2021
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mourns the passing of another member of the TSA family. Tampa International Airport Expert Transportation Security Officer Nicholas Haas passed away on September 7, 2021, after contracting COVID-19.…
September 8, 2021
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mourns the passing of another member of the TSA family. James Howard, a Transportation Security Officer at Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), passed away on September 5, 2021, after…
September 1, 2021
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mourns the passing of another member of the TSA family. Fort Myers-based Lead Transportation Security Officer (LTSO) Robert Garcia passed away from complications of COVID-19, on August 28, 2021.…
August 28, 2021
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mourns the passing of another member of the TSA family. Federal Air Marshal Shawn Hennessee, of the Las Vegas Field Office, passed away after contracting COVID-19, on Thursday, August 26, 2021.…
August 18, 2021
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mourns the loss of Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) Transportation Security Officer Hakop Armatuni, who died Tuesday after contracting COVID-19. Armatuni joined TSA in June 2008 worked his entire…
August 17, 2021
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mourns the loss of Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) Supervisory Transportation Security Officer Patricia “Ann” Sessom, who died after contracting COVID-19. Sessom is fondly…
August 11, 2021
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mourns the loss of Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) Transportation Security Officer David Redmond, who passed away Monday after contracting COVID-19. Redmond was a Vietnam veteran…
July 27, 2021
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is deeply saddened by the loss of Lafayette Regional Airport (LFT) Mission Support Transportation Instructor Michelle Picard, who passed away over the weekend after contracting COVID-19.  Picard…
July 20, 2021
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is deeply saddened by the loss of Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) TSO Antoine Dockery, who passed away over the weekend after contracting COVID-19. Dockery joined TSA in October…
June 7, 2021
The Transportation Security Administration continues to partner with private industry, as appropriate, to adopt new technologies at airport checkpoints to enhance traveler security and experience. TSA expects to begin a phased roll out for accepting…
May 14, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and the U.S. Department of Transportation remind the traveling public that at this time if you travel, you are still required to wear a mask on…
April 27, 2021
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is deeply saddened by the loss of Michael Davis, a Visual Information Specialist in Strategic Communications and Public Affairs, on April 24, after contracting COVID-19. Davis was a…
April 12, 2021
Our website incorrectly reported that sunscreen containers larger than 3.4 oz. were allowed in carry-on bags, if medically necessary. That error has been corrected. Travelers still need to ensure liquids, gels and aerosols in carry-on bags meet the…
March 15, 2021
DHS published an official notice in the Federal Register that the Transportation Security Oversight Board (TSOB) has ratified a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) surface transportation security directive (SD) requiring mask wearing on…
February 5, 2021
PHILADELPHIA - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is extremely saddened to learn that Philadelphia International Airport TSA Officer Michael Cassabria passed away Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, after contracting COVID-19. He was 41-years-old.…
January 15, 2021
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) significantly increased its security posture following the violence at the U.S. Capitol last week and in preparation for the Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20. Currently, TSA…
January 15, 2021
ALLENTOWN, Pa. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is deeply saddened by the loss of Lehigh Valley International Airport TSA Officer Frederic Klein, Jr., who passed away on Jan. 14,  after contracting COVID-19. He was 56-years-old.…
January 11, 2021
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) remains on high alert following the events at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2020. TSA prepares for all contingencies, and employs multiple layers of security that are both seen and unseen.…
January 4, 2021
NEWARK, N.J. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Newark Liberty International Airport TSA Officer Randolph “Randy” Muniz, 71, who passed away on Dec. 31, 2020, after contracting COVID-19. He…
December 28, 2020
NEW ORLEANS  – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is saddened by the loss of Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) Supervisory Transportation Security Specialist – Explosives Billy B. Booth, who passed away on…
December 14, 2020
HONOLULU – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is saddened by the loss of Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) Lead Transportation Security Officer Maui Kahalepuna, who passed away on December 12, 2020, after contracting COVID-…
November 23, 2020
MIDLAND, Texas – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announces with deep sorrow the loss of Midland International Air and Space Port (MAF) Lead Transportation Security Officer (TSO) Gabriel Gonzales, who passed away on November 21, 2020…