New airport security procedures available for wounded warriors
The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash.
The Transportation Security Administration is making a new program available for wounded and injured veterans that’s designed to make their passage through airport security screening easier and more dignified.
The program, called the Wounded Warrior-Military Severely Injured Joint Support Operations Center Program, is available around the clock at the nation’s airports, said TSA spokeswoman Lorie Dankers.
In order to take advantage of the program, wounded active duty military members or veterans or their representative should notify the operations center before their flights with the details of their itineraries.
The operations center can be contacted either by e-mail or by phone.
The e-mail address is MSIJSOC@dhs.gov. E-mail is the preferred contact method because e-mail provides a clear, written record of the airline flight details.
The toll-free phone contact number is 888-262-2396.
After the initial contact, the operations center will acknowledge the contact by e-mail or by phone.
The operations center will notify security officials at the airports involved so they’ll be prepared for the veteran’s arrival at the airport and any special requirements for screening.