Proud of TSA workers
More than 1,000 TSA employees at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) remained at their posts for 35 days during the recent federal government shutdown, providing security for more than 10,000 flights while in an unpaid status.
I am immensely proud of their performance, which demonstrated their sense of duty to the traveling public and our aviation partners. Despite personal financial hardship, their dedication to our mission enabled FLL to avoid exceptional wait times for passengers and other significant impacts to air carrier operations.
We did not, however, achieve this alone. We witnessed extraordinary acts of generosity and kindness toward our workforce from Broward County, the air carriers, charitable organizations, and passengers. Thank you to everyone who offered support to TSA at FLL during the shutdown. The appreciation and encouragement from community partners and the traveling public is the real reward of public service.
Jason Martin, TSA Federal Security Director at the Fort Lauderale/Hollywood International Airport