PHOENIX - Changes are now in place at Phoenix Sky Harbor and airports across the country for wounded servicemen and women.
This week the Transportation Security Administration said it's offering "expedited screening to severely injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces".
Starting Thursday morning our nation's wounded warriors are "eligible to move through security checkpoints without having to remove shoes, light outerwear jackets or hats," the TSA said in a news release .
In order to qualify for the program wounded warriors must notify the TSA before their trip.
The moves comes about a week after a wounded Marine claimed he was mistreated at Phoenix Sky Harbor when the TSA agents made him take of his prosthetic legs.
Surveillance video showed agents making Toran Gaal get out of his wheelchair and patting him down. He said the camera was out of range when agents made him take of his prosthetics.
Gaal was injured by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan in 2011. He lost both legs and fractured his skull.
The TSA denied the claims, yet the story got national press coverage after a Republican congressman sent an angry letter to the TSA.
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