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TSA Travel Tip: Holiday travel tips

We’ve spent a decent amount of time on Coast Guard All Hands sharing the benefits of TSA Pre✓™ for military families. With the increase in travel (and travelers) over the holiday season, we wanted to share some tips from the Transportation Security Administration to ensure you a smooth holiday travel experience.


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TSA Travel Tip: Don’t exclude yourself from TSA Pre✓™ when booking travel

With the increase in travel (and travelers) over the holiday season, we wanted to share some tips from the Transportation Security Administration to ensure you are taking the proper steps when you book your holiday flight so you don’t unintentionally exclude yourself from being selected for expedited screening at the airport.


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TSA Travel Tip: TSA Pre✓™ for military members expanded to 100 airports

Currently, members of the U.S. Armed Forces can use TSA Pre✓™ lanes at 10 domestic airports by presenting their Common Access Card. Starting December 20th, these individuals will be able to enjoy the benefits of the program at the 100 participating airports across the country, allowing them to keep their footwear on as well as light outerwear, laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry on in select screening lanes.


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TSA travel tip: TSA Pre✓™ for Active Duty Military

Deployments can be stressful on both members and their families. Our friends over at the Transportation Security Administration appreciate the sacrifices our servicemembers and their families make and offer up the following information on TSA Pre✓™ for active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces to make your time at the airport just a little less stressful.


Members of Port Security Unit 312 board a plane at San Francisco International Airport en route to the Middle East in 2010. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Caleb Critchfield.

TSA travel tip: Packing tips for military personnel

Deployments can be stressful on both members and their families. Our friends over at the Transportation Security Administration appreciate the sacrifices our servicemembers and their families make and offer up the following tips on packing for a deployment to make your time at the airport just a little less stressful.


Lt. Jeremy Rodrigues, a U.S. Coast Guard Reserve member, feeds his son, Aiden, for the first time after Aiden and Rodrigues' wife, Marcela, flew into the San Diego International Airport to meet him, Dec. 12, 2012. Rodrigues recently returned after a 7-month deployment to the Middle East with the U.S. Navy's Coastal Riverine Squadron Eleven and met his son for the first time. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Connie Gawrelli.

TSA travel tip: Military family member gate passes

Our friends over at the Transportation Security Administration appreciate the sacrifices our servicemembers and their families make and have created programs – along with participating airlines – to support military personnel and their families traveling through our nation’s airports. One such benefit is the military family member gate pass.