Troops Skip Long Lines with Pre Check

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. -- A program allowing servicemembers to go through an expedited airport screening process is expanding to include reservists and more airports Dec. 20.

The Pre Check program allows service members keep on their shoes, light outerwear and belts during the security-screening process. Also, service members can keep laptops and approved liquid bags in their carry-on luggage.

Under the revised program, all service members including reservists, national guardsmen and members of the Coast Guard are eligible to participate.

If servicemembers are traveling with their families, children 12 and under can go through the expedited process, but the spouses are not able to at this time.

To participate in the program, servicemembers enter their Department of Defense ID number on the back of their common access card into the Known Traveler Number section when making reservations. Participants are not required to be on official travel or in uniform.

For a list of participating airports and airlines, click the link below.

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