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Expedited TSA checks for servicemembers expands to 100 airports

Members of the U.S. armed forces will be able to use the Transportation Security Administration’s expedited Pre-Check security lines at more than 100 airports starting Friday, the TSA announced Thursday.

The benefits will be extended to members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, as well as reservists and National Guard members, when traveling on nine participating airlines.

“Expanding the TSA Pre screening benefits is great news for our service members, and is a tangible sign of this nation’s gratitude for the men and women who serve this nation bravely each and every day,” said Mary Snavely-Dixon, director, Defense Manpower Data Center. “We will continue to work with the Transportation Security Administration to help expand this program further.”

Benefits include being able to leave laptops and the quart plastic bag holding liquids in their carry-on luggage and not having to remove shoes and light jackets. The lines typically move more quickly than standard security lines.

Travelers may still face additional screening on a random basis.

Previously, members of the military were offered the expedited screening at just 10 airports nationwide.

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