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Old 04-15-2018, 12:10 PM
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My wife flies twice a year from a airport in a military town. We have never seen a soldier even in uniform flying armed on a commercial flight.

It is common for the military to charter commercial airlines to transport soldiers as a group from the air base, in our case Pope AFB. They are fully armed, but do not go through airport security. During the time after 9-11 the news often had video reporting of soldiers departing from Pope AFB armed on either military transports, or chartered flights.

When soldiers take RR on commercial airlines I believe their weapon stays with the unit.

ETA when my stepson flew out of Pope there was equipment inspections for every flight for the unit as a whole. I don't remember him mentioning confiscation of any nail clippers.

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