Statements

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…
November 17, 2020
DENVER – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announces and deeply mourns the loss of Denver International Airport (DEN) Transportation Security Officer (TSO) Eduard Faktorovich, who passed away on November 16, 2020, after contracting…
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…
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 after contracting 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
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 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 Phipps …
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. Camacho is the second federal TSA employee to…
April 3, 2020
WASHINGTON, DC - A federal TSA employee passed away after contracting 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…
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…