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Honoring Our Veterans

Nearly a quarter of TSA’s workforce is a veteran or currently serves as an active duty service member in the U.S. armed forces. These veterans, Reservists and National Guard members also serve on the frontlines at airports across the nation protecting the safety and security of the traveling public. TSA is fortunate that the workforce is comprised of veterans that chose to come to work at TSA and continue to apply their expertise to the field of transportation and homeland security.

Our commitment to recruiting and hiring veterans continues, and TSA works collaboratively with the Department of Defense (DoD), veterans groups and other agencies to recruit and hire these talented individuals. We salute all military personnel for their selfless call to duty and their dedication to serving our nation.

Expedited Security Screening

TSA has a long tradition in expediting the transit of military personnel through airport screening security:

  • U.S. service personnel in uniform with proper identification are not required to remove their shoes or boots at airport checkpoints unless they alarm TSA technology.
  • TSAPre✓™ offers expedited screening benefits to military personnel at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), Honolulu International Airport (HNL) and Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT). Additional airports will be added in the future.
  • TSA also offers expedited screening for U.S. veterans and their escorts on Honor Flight Network fights to the Washington, D.C. area to visit war memorials built and dedicated to honor their service.
  • TSA’s Wounded Warrior Security Program provides specialized screening to injured and wounded service heroes as they travel through the nation’s airports.

Expedited screening procedures reduce, but do not eliminate, screening requirements.


Latest revision: 18 March 2013