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James Jenkins

Hagerstown, Md. (May 09, 2016) — Hagerstown Regional Airport is proud to announce receipt of the Balchen/Post Award and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Partnership Award.

During the International Aviation Snow Symposium HGR was honored with an honorable mention for excellence in the performance of airport snow and ice control during winter 2015 – 2016. The honorable mention award for small commercial airport recognizes HGR's crew, the personnel of the airport snow and ice control teams and those who have throughout the past winter demonstrated determination for excellence in their efforts to keep the airport open and safe.

"We're committed to making a difference and improving operations for our passengers and staff," said Phil Ridenour, director, Hagerstown Regional Airport. "Whether that's persevering through record snow fall and keeping the runway open or partnering to improve our facilities, we're focused on delivering a top–notch travel experience with a small town feel."

During the annual TSA/BWI Honorary Award Ceremony the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration recognized HGR staff with a Partnership Award. Criteria for the award includes the use of airport's creativity and flexibility in the development of security screening tools and resources. HGR collaborated with TSA to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the security checkpoint despite space constraints. This included adapting public space within the terminal to accommodate TSA requirements, ultimately leading to a better overall customer experience.

"The Transportation Security Administration values the partnership we have with Hagerstown Regional Airport and Airport Director Phil Ridenour," said TSA Federal Security Director for Maryland Andrea R. Mishoe. "Mr. Ridenour's interest and initiative taken in working together on the checkpoint redesign project with TSA has helped increase passenger throughput with a focus on efficiency. The result is a notable improvement of the security operation that will help ensure that travelers who depart Hagerstown will arrive at their destinations safely."

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For additional information, contact Public Relations and Community Affairs Manager James Jenkins at 240-313-2384.


About Hagerstown Regional Airport

Hagerstown Regional Airport (HGR), a financially self-supporting airport complex managed by Washington County, is home to a variety of businesses that provide travel services to the general public and airside services to the general aviation community. The 400-acre facility includes a secured perimeter, an air traffic control tower, state-of-the-art navigational aids, and the second-longest public runway in the State of Maryland. Sun Air Express provides passenger service to Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Allegiant provides passenger service to Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB). Visit for more information.

About Washington County, Maryland Government

Washington County, Maryland Government strives to fulfill its duty to the citizens of Washington County with regard to operational efficiency, fiscal responsibility, and responsiveness to the needs of the community. This vision is used to ably assist the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County in achieving goals for moving the County forward as present needs and future plans are addressed.

According to the Maryland Department of Legislative Services, the Washington County General Fund has one of the lowest costs per capita for services provided of all 23 counties and Baltimore City. This is attributed to the efficiency, staffing levels, and cost containment exhibited in Washington County Government operations. Visit for more information.

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