More airports to offer faster screening for military service members

POSTED: 4:29 PM Nov 13 2013   UPDATED: 5:03 PM Nov 13 2013
UNITED STATES -

More airports will soon be offering faster screenings for members of the military.

The Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Defense announced Wednesday that expedited screening benefits for all military service members will be available at 100 participating airports beginning Dec. 20.

Currently, only 10 domestic airports allow members of the U.S. Armed Forces to use the TSA Precheck lanes by presenting their Common Access Cards, according to the TSA. But come Dec. 20, the program will be expanded to the military at all 100 airports offering TSA Precheck.

By using TSA Precheck lanes, service members will be allowed to keep on their footwear, light outerwear and belts. In addition, they will be allowed to keep their laptops in its cases and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in their carry-ons.

According to the TSA, all active-duty U.S. Coast Guard, Reserve and National Guard service members will be allowed to use their DoD identification number when making reservations. That ID number will be used as their Known Traveler Number. When arriving at the airport, service members will then be permitted access to TSA Precheck lanes.

For more information on TSA Precheck for military members, visit www.TSA.gov and www.defensetravel.dod.mil.