Airport screenings eased for injured troops

Flickr/redjar Starting today, injured service members no longer will need…

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Starting today, injured service members no longer will need to remove their shoes, jackets or hats at airport security checkpoints, but they must call ahead to qualify for the perk.

The Transportation Security Administration said injured troops and veterans or their traveling companions can contact the Military Severely Injured Joint Services Operations Center, at MSIJSOC@dhs.gov or (888)262-2396, before they travel to request the benefit.

Those accompanying injured troops and veterans still will have to pass through regular screening.

“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,” TSA Deputy Administrator John Halinski, a retired Marine colonel, said Wednesday.

Read more at Air Force Times

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