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Expedited Screening Benefits

All members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including those serving in the Reserves and National Guard can benefit from TSA Pre✓® expedited screening at select airports when flying on participating airlines. Cadets and midshipmen of the U.S. Military Academy, Naval Academy, Coast Guard Academy and Air Force Academy are also eligible to receive TSA Pre✓® screening benefits. Use your Department of Defense identification number when making flight reservations. Accompanying family members ages 12 and under can be processed through expedited screening as well. Learn about TSA Pre✓®.

Veterans are not required to undergo periodic reinvestigations; therefore, they are not eligible for TSA Pre✓® under TSA’s partnership with the Department of Defense at this time. We encourage veterans to apply for TSA Pre✓® to receive expedited screening.

Enter the 10-digit DoD ID number located on the back of the common access card as your known traveler number when making flight reservations or when updating your Defense Travel System profile for official travel. If the number is not on your CAC, you may obtain it by logging on to milConnect. You will find your ID number under the “My Profile” tab. To ensure future airline reservations automatically include your DoD ID number, save it in your DTS profile. You may also save your DoD ID number in any frequent flyer program profiles of the participating airlines. U.S. Armed Forces members do not need to be in uniform and may use TSA Pre✓® while on personal or official travel.

Read the TSA Pre✓® military FAQ.