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Marines and their families step off the Marine Corps' only C20G, named “The Ghost,” after boarding the aircraft and viewing its interior at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, June 13, 2013. The jet and its crew returned to MCAS and received a homecoming party after the jet flew to St. Louis for 11 months of maintenance. “The Ghost,” named so after being torn apart in a tornado and miraculously restored by a maintenance crew, received updated avionics and hull repairs during its stay in St. Louis. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Matthew Bragg)

Photo by Lance Cpl. Matthew Bragg

Program allows service members to skip long lines at airports

22 Nov 2013 | Lance Cpl. Dylan Bowyer

A program allowing service members to go through an expedited airport screening process is expanding to include reservists and more airports Dec. 20.

The Pre Check program allows service members keep on their shoes, light outerwear and belts during the security-screening process. Also, service members can keep laptops and approved liquid bags in their carry-on luggage.

Under the revised program, all service members including reservists, national guardsmen and members of the Coast Guard are eligible to participate.

If service members are traveling with their families, children 12 and under can go through the expedited process, but the spouses are not able to at this time.

To participate in the program, service members enter their Department of Defense ID number on the back of their common access card into the Known Traveler Number section when making reservations. Participants are not required to be on official travel or in uniform.

For a list of participating airports and airlines, click the link below.

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