Military personnel move to front of airport lines

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By Tiffany Griffin

Story Created: Jun 6, 2008 at 7:42 AM EDT

Story Updated: Jun 6, 2008 at 8:02 AM EDT

Uniformed military personnel will now be able to shorten wait times during security screening at the South Bend Regional Airport, with a new policy that allows them to go to the front of the lines.

John Schalliol, executive director of the airport, has announced that signs will be placed at the entrances to both security checkpoints to allow military personnel on active duty and in uniform to go to the head of the lines.

Here is the text displayed on the new signs:

"All military personnel on active duty and in uniform shall go to the head of the security checkpoint line. Thank you for your sacrifices on our behalf. This is the least we can do.

— The Michiana Traveling Public"

"We discussed this with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and they thought it was a great idea," Schalliol said in a press release. "We are confident that our patrons will share in our appreciation for the sacrifices our military makes for us every day by supporting this gesture."

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