Silicon Valley’s Airport Receives Partnership Award from Transportation Security Administration

Team Effort to Protect Nation’s Air Transportation System

SAN JOSE – 2012-12-04 — / — Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) was honored with the TSA Partnership Award 2012 at a ceremony in the Transportation Security Administration San Jose Field Office on November 28, 2012.

On behalf of SJC staff, Director of Aviation Bill Sherry accepted the award which recognizes TSA industry partners whose accomplishments and excellence in performance distinctly benefit the interests of the U.S. and clearly advance the TSA mission to protect the nation’s transportation systems.

According to TSA-SJC Federal Security Director Kathleen A. Roscher, “Bill and his great Airport Team have partnered with TSA to ensure a collaborative, cooperative approach to protecting the nation’s air transportation system is in place. Achieving TSA’s mission cannot be done by TSA alone; it is a team effort achieved with our industry partners and stakeholders. Under Bill’s leadership, the Airport Team at SJC places a high priority on organizational effectiveness, and they are dedicated to working together with TSA to enhance prevention and protection. It is with great honor and sincere pleasure that I present  the TSA Partnership Award for 2012 to Mineta San Jose International Airport.”

“SJC staff is honored to accept this award from TSA. Our teams work closely together to ensure our foundation is based on procedure, communication, and commitment,” said Director of Aviation Bill Sherry. “Ultimately, the traveling public benefits and they routinely tell us about the safe, secure and customer-friendly service they experience while traveling through SJC.

About Mineta San José International Airport
Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) is Silicon Valley’s airport, a self-supporting enterprise owned and operated by the City of San José. SJC served 8.4 million passengers in 2011, and offers approximately 120 daily flights on 10 domestic and international carriers to 30 nonstop destinations.

The airport’s $1.3 billion comprehensive modernization project, completed in 2010, makes SJC the most technologically advanced airport in the nation and the first terminal awarded LEED Silver certification for environmental sustainability. Silicon Valley’s airport is located in San José, California’s third largest city and the nation’s tenth largest city. For more airport information, visit


Rosemary Barnes
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