House votes unanimously to ease airport security for active military personally
December 8, 2011
The U.S. House of Representatives recently voted unanimously to approve the "Risk-Based Security Screening for Members of the MIlitary Act," according to MSNBC. This bill, if passed by the Senate and President Obama, will amend the security screening requirements for active-duty military personnel and their families. This will make it easier for servicemen and women and the loved ones they are traveling with to get through airports.
"In respect to our men and women in uniform and in the best interest of our national security, this bipartisan initiative is the least we could do for our military personnel and their families traveling our nation's airports while serving out country," Minnesota Representative Chip Cravaack said, in regard to the new TSA rules.
It is hard enough for families to say goodbye to their uniformed loved ones when they are sent overseas, and having to go through the lengthy security checkpoint processes only adds to the stress of the event. If this bill passes, military personnel will have one less thing to worry about when they are deployed.
They can also consider bringing along international calling cards so they can stay in touch with their loved ones whenever they have a free minute.