Most Popular Military News

More Military Headlines

New Bill Eases Airport Screening for Vets

WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill making it easier for wounded or disabled members of the military and veterans to get through airport security screening.

Obama signed the bill Friday, a week after it received final approval in the House. The measure requires the Defense Department and Veterans Affairs to work with the Transportation Security Administration on a new protocol.

Democratic congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, an Iraq war veteran, sponsored the bill, with Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas and Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire leading the Senate effort.

Gabbard says the law ensures troops can return to life at home as quickly and seamlessly as possible. She says veterans deserve dignified screening processes that respect their service and sacrifices.

Related Topics

President Barack Obama Veterans

Military News App by Military.com

Download the new Military.com News App for Android on Google Play or for Apple devices on iTunes!

You May Also Like

  • Job search. Getty Images
    Veteran Employment Bill Passes Senate
    Daily Press, Victorville, Calif.
    The bill now heads back to the House for final passage as the Senate made minor technical changes to it.
  • MilitarySalute2
    Plan Your Military Transition
    Military.com
    The transition out of the military can be a trying time, but if you've done your research it need not be so.
  • ResearchingJobs
    Researching Jobs
    Military.com
    When you enter the job market, it's important to know what jobs are a good fit for you. It's not just about pay or responsibili...
  • StartingNewJob
    Starting a New Job
    Military.com
    Starting a new job is never easy, but especially so when it's your first job out of the military.
>