Nightly News   |  March 27, 2013

New airport security procedure for injured veterans

The TSA has announced injured veterans may sign up for expedited service in airports that will exempt them from having to remove their shoes, jackets or hats at airport security checkpoints. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> a welcome announcement from the tsa today. injured veterans no longerer have to take off their shoes, jackets or hats at airport security checkpoints. but this still isn't perfect. listen to why. they have to call 24 hours ahead before flying to arrange for expedited service. the new rules for our wounded warriors are being forced through because so many amputees wearing prosthetic legs have reported difficult and uncomfortable experiences at checkpoints when asked to remove their shoes.