Senate Bill Works To Loosen Airport Restrictions For Military Members

By: April Davis/ Carly Swain
By: April Davis/ Carly Swain

A new bill just went through the senate that asks the Transportation Security Administration to give military members a bit more wiggle room when it comes to their security screenings.

In Jacksonville, Albert J Ellis Airport director , Chris White, says if passed, the bill would add to the provisions already made for service members.

"Currently, wounded warriors are given some preferential treatment. Military personnel traveling on orders don't have to remove their boots," said White.

White says while the bill may shake things up a little for military members. Ultimately, anyone traveling on an aircraft will be subject to checks at random, regardless of any provisions.

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  • by Phil Location: Williamston on Dec 13, 2011 at 11:43 PM
    This is another mistake by our government. I guess next will be the elite of hollywood??? If you fly you need to be checked from head to toe. People are crazy this day and time. Just because your in the military does not exclude you from being a criminal or insane. I mean no disrespect to our military, but its the society we live in and no one should get a free pass at the security booth.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 13, 2011 at 10:03 PM
    This is a great idea. It will ensure that guys like Major Nidal Hassan can get through security without the ridiculous hassles. /sarcasm
  • by Lester Location: NC on Dec 13, 2011 at 09:43 PM
    With the Democrat Obama Senate? With the economy & unemployment in the ' Out House ' It is a good bill . lets get back to jobs!

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