NEWS | Nov. 25, 2013

TSA Pre Check Program

By Courtesy of the Defense Travel Management Office

After Dec. 20, 2013, the process servicemembers use to qualify for TSA Pre✓™ will change.

TSA Pre✓™ is a voluntary, expedited security screening process that allows participants to keep on their shoes, belt and light jacket, and leave laptops and 3-1-1 compliant liquids in their carry-on bags. Under the new process, servicemembers (including reservists, National Guardsmen and members of the Coast Guard), will use their DOD I.D. number as the "Known Traveler Number" when making official travel or leisure airline reservations.

Participants will use this new process to use dedicated TSA Pre✓™ security lanes at any of the 100 airports offering the program. Members do not have to be on official travel or in uniform to participate.

Until Dec. 20, 2013, servicemembers can still participate by presenting their CAC to be scanned and verified at dedicated Pre✓™ security lanes. This program is available to servicemembers at these airports only:

Baltimore-Washington International, Charlotte Douglass International, Denver International, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, Honolulu International, Ronald Reagan Washington National, Seattle-Tacoma International, St. Louis International, Ted Stevens Anchorage and Washington Dulles International.

The TSA is phasing out the CAC scan process by March 31, 2014.

For more information and a list of participating airports, go to www.tsa.gov for a list of participating airports.