Atlanta airport now offering faster service for active-duty service members
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced Wednesday that active-duty service members in the U.S. Armed Forces are now eligible to participate in TSA Pre✓™ at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
TSA Pre✓™ is a pre-screening initiative that allows eligible passengers to volunteer information about themselves to expedite their screening experience when traveling at participating airports.
Passengers may be referred to the TSA Pre✓™ lane where they will undergo expedited screening, which could include being able to leave their shoes, light outerwear and belt on, allowing them to keep their laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on.
“Including active-duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces in TSA Pre✓™ demonstrates our commitment to expanding key risk-based security initiatives,” said TSA Assistant Administrator of Risk Based Security Doug Hofsass. “These men and women put their lives on the line every day, and it makes sense to screen them accordingly.”
In addition to Atlanta, service members may also participate in TSA Pre✓™ when flying out of Charlotte Douglas International, Honolulu International, Ronald Reagan Washington National, Seattle-Tacoma International and Washington Dulles International airports.
Active duty and reserve members of the military can present their Common Access Cards (CAC) to a TSA Officer in front of the TSA Pre✓™ lane, where it will be scanned to determine if they qualify for expedited screening. TSA uses a CAC card reader and computer connected to a DoD database to verify the service member’s active duty status before they are cleared to receive TSA Pre✓™ screening benefits. Eligible service members do not need to be in uniform to be considered for TSA Pre✓™.