The National Guard stationed at Logan International Airport will remain through May 31, 2002. The 108 National Guard troops stationed at Logan had been scheduled to leave Logan on March 29. Logan was one of the first airports to request the assistance of the National Guard in September.
Massport also announced that Logan's new federal security director will be named in the next two weeks. Logan will be one of the first 15 airports in the country to be assigned a federal security director. The early deployment of the security director could mean new federal security screeners would be stationed at Logan as early as this spring.
Logan was one of 15 airports selected to participate in the Transportation Security Administration pilot program to study security enhancements. By participating in the program, Logan will be amongst the first airports in the country to welcome new federal security personnel and have access to the latest security technology and procedures.