TSA PreCheck is free to DoD civilians and Service members (including Reservists, National Guardsmen, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), and now Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) employees, as well as students at the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and the U.S. Air Force Academy). The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) offers TSA PreCheck expedited security screening at all participating TSA PreCheck airports when travelers use their Department of Defense (DoD) identification number when making flight reservations.
Military personnel are included automatically, and DoD policy requires that civilian employees wishing to participate in the TSA PreCheck program must sign up for the program via the DoD ID Card Office Online, idco.dmdc.osd.mil/idco
. DoD, USCG, and NAF civilian employees opting to participate in TSA PreCheck can follow the steps outlined on the DTMO website, travel.dod.mil/Programs/Commercial-Air/TSA-PreCheck/
. NAF employees will need to visit their personnel office if there is a problem with the online record.
In addition to the above opt-in provision, participants in the TSA PreCheck program must enter their DoD ID Number into the Known Traveler Number field when booking flight reservations or when updating their Defense Travel System (DTS) and/or MyTravel profile for official travel. The ten-digit DoD ID Number is located on the back of the Common Access Card (CAC).
More information on the TSA PreCheck program can be found at tsa.gov/precheck