TSA facilitates the screening process for veterans traveling through the Honor Flight Network by escorting them through the checkpoint to the departure gate. The network grants veterans the opportunity to visit memorials in Washington, D.C., built and dedicated to honor their service.
On September 27, TSA assisted 85 veterans of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War who were part of an honor flight from Stewart International Airport (SWF) in Newburgh, NY.
In 2013, TSA supported approximately 375 honor flights to Washington, D.C.
“As the name indicates, we find it to be an honor to conduct security screening for these flights and have the opportunity to personally thank our veterans for their service,” said Assistant Federal Security Director Michael Klusacek.