Health & Safety

October 4, 2012

More airports offer streamlined security screening

Amaani Lyle
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON – Active duty service members and other eligible travelers now have more opportunity to take advantage of streamlined security check-in, as Transportation Security Administration officials have added two more airports to the program.

Eligible passengers can enter a separate security lane at participating airports without removing their shoes, light outerwear and belts, and they donít need to remove their laptops and 3-1-1 compliant liquids or gels from carry-on luggage.

Washington Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Va., and Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, N.C., now participate in the initiative, which allows eligible passengers to volunteer information about themselves to expedite their airport experience through pre-screening.

Since March, TSA has partnered with the Defense Department to more efficiently screen active duty service members. Dulles and Charlotte Douglas join Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Va., and Seattle-Tacoma International in Washington state in offering the option.

“TSA remains committed to working with our partners across the aviation community to provide travelers the most effective security in the most efficient way,” TSA Administrator John S. Pistole said. “Building on the success of the pilot programs at Ronald Reagan Washington National and Seattle-Tacoma International, we look forward to expanding our [pre-check] screening process to additional airports for active duty service members.”

TSA officers manning the special security lane will scan presented common access cards to determine eligibility for expedited screening, and eligible service members need not be in uniform, officials said.

Additionally at both airports, select Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and US Airways frequent travelers and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Trusted Traveler program members also are eligible to receive expedited screening benefits for domestic travel.

TSA will always incorporate random and unpredictable security measures throughout the airport and no individual is guaranteed expedited screening, officials said.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Legislation changes UCMJ for victims of sexual assault

WASHINGTON — The fiscal year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, signed into law last month, significantly changes the Uniform Code of Military Justice, known as UCMJ, in cases pertaining to rape and sexual assault. All of the UCMJ amendments contained in the NDAA pertain to investigating and prosecuting sexual assault crimes and victim...
 
 

Airmen get a refresher on water survival training

Airmen backstroke as a unit during a water survival training refresher course. The group activity focused on getting aircrew members accustomed to working together while in water so they are able to preserve energy in the event of a ditched aircraft. Staff Sgt. Whitni Levering, 42nd Electronic Combat Squadron airborne linguist, is dragged through the...
 
 
(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jamal D. Sutter)

Want to quit smoking? Here’s how

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — By using the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, all federal employees and retirees – as well as their spouses and dependents – have full access to evidence-based tobacco c...
 

 

AF government travel cards receive tech upgrade

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Beginning this month, Citibank is issuing chip and PIN-enabled government travel cards (GTC) to new card applicants, individuals whose cards will expire in 2015 and individuals who have reported lost or stolen cards. This is the first phase in a multi-phased rollout, which will enhance the security and convenience of government travel...
 
 

Air Force makes strides in combating sexual assault

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Eight-hundred fewer Active-Duty Airmen experienced some form of unwanted sexual contact in fiscal year 2014 than in fiscal 2012, and 500 more Airmen reported the crime over the same period. This data was part of a report provided to the President, Dec. 2, that summarizes the progress the Department of Defense and...
 
 

Officials encourage precaution with flu symptoms prevalent

Flu season is in full swing and health care professionals have seen an uptick in the number of patients reporting with flu-like symptoms. There are steps that can be taken to protect you and your family. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that normally influenza activity is at its peak during the months...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin