TSA explosives specialists from New Jersey honored
The honored team works as part of the fifth-largest TSA workforce, offering support at Newark Liberty International Airport, Atlantic City International Airport, Trenton-Mercer Airport and Wilmington (Delaware) Airport.
“Newark avoided more than 800 hours of potential screening checkpoint closure time and passenger terminal disruptions by successfully responding to and clearing advanced explosive alarms,” New Jersey Federal Security Director Tom Carter said. “The efficient work of the explosives specialists prevented the delay or cancellation of more than 200 airline flights."
Carter said the 10 explosives specialists strengthened statewide interagency team-building, vigilance and readiness, and are well-deserving of this honor.