Sen. Carper Announces Military TSA Program at Airports
Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard, as well as Reservists and National Guard members, eligible for expedited screening
WILMINGTON, Del. – Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del), chair of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, announced a partnership between the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Defense to expand expedited screening benefits to all U.S. Armed Forces service members, including those serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, Reserves and National Guard, at participating airports around the country, including Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).
Currently, members of the U.S. Armed Forces can utilize TSA Pre √™ lanes at 10 domestic airports by presenting their Common Access Card. The partnership expands the program to the military at 100 airports offering TSA Pre √™, allowing service members to keep their footwear on as well as light outerwear, belts, laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry on in select screening lanes.
“This program is a proven way to expedite the screening process at our nation’s airports, while still ensuring safety,” said U.S. Sen. Tom Carper. “It’s also another way to say thank you to our nation’s service members for all that they do to protect our country, and I hope this helps them travel smoothly during the upcoming holiday season.”
The new process being established under this agreement allows all active duty, U.S. Coast Guard, Reserve and National Guard service members 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 Pre √™ lanes for official or leisure travel on participating airlines.