Statements

November 22, 2021
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mourns the loss of Transportation Security Manager Joseph “Joe” Santos, from San Diego International Airport. He passed away Saturday, after contracting COVID-19. Santos retired from the U.S. Marine…
November 20, 2021
At approximately 1:30 p.m. today, a property search TSO at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s (ATL) Main Checkpoint began a bag search due to a prohibited item identified by the X-Ray.  He advised the passenger not to touch the…
November 5, 2021
Beginning November 8, 2021, all non-U.S. citizen, non-U.S. immigrants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to traveling to the United States, to meet the President’s…
November 3, 2021
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mourns the loss of Transportation Security Officer (TSO) Beth-Anne Bousquet, from the Boston Logan International Airport. She passed away Sunday, October 31 after contracting COVID-19. Bousquet joined…
October 21, 2021
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mourns the loss Supervisory Transportation Security Officer (STSO) Clay King, from the Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport. He passed away Tuesday, after contracting COVID-19. King joined TSA in…
October 5, 2021
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regrets to announce that another member of the TSA family has passed. Manuel “Manny” Quijano, a Supervisory Transportation Security Officer (STSO) at Tampa International Airport in Florida, passed…
September 27, 2021
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regrets to announce that another member of the TSA family passed, following a COVID-19 illness. Youssef “Joe” Seoud, a Transportation Security Officer at St. Petersburg-Clearwater International…
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.…