skip to main content

Listen

Read

Watch

Schedules

Programs

Events

Give

Account

Donation Heart Ribbon

Wounded Warriors To Get Expedited Screening At Airports

TSA

Christina Gardner, retired U.S. Army, and service dog, Mox using the Wounded Warrior/Military Severely Injured Joint Support Program.

The Transportation Security Administration announced this week that wounded warriors are eligible for expedited airport security screening.

TSA deputy administrator John Halinski (and 25-year Marine Corps veteran) said in a statement:

“In recognition of the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform, we have revised our screening requirements to allow expedited screening for this trusted group of citizens."

"Severely injured" service members will now be allowed to go through TSA security checkpoints without the need to remove shoes, hats, or light jackets, according to a TSA news release.

TSA will also offer wounded warriors curb-to-gate service.

Wounded warriors must contact the Military Severely Injured Joint Services Operations Center to be eligible for the new expedited screening.

Please stay on topic and be as concise as possible. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Community Discussion Rules. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus