NEWS | Oct. 23, 2012

Candy scan available for JB Charleston's goblins and ghosts

By Airman 1st Class Ashlee Galloway Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

The 437th Aerial Port Squadron Passenger Terminal is making their X-ray machine available for parents who would like to have their children's Halloween candy scanned for safety reasons.

The PAX Terminal's candy scan is Oct. 31 from 5 to 10 p.m. The X-ray machine is normally used to check air travelers' baggage for unsafe or restricted items.

"We are here to promote safety for our kids and take care of our military families," said 1st Lt. Adrianne Schilling, 437th APS Passenger Operations Flight commander. "We allow parents with access to our base facilities to bring their children's candy in to be scanned to make sure there is nothing harmful inside of it."

Parents can bring children of all ages to scan their candy and there is no limit on the amount of candy that they can bring.

For more information, call 963-3069.