Travelers can enroll in TSA PreCheck event at OAJ airport today

ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – An airport in the east is hosting an event Monday to make security lines easier for airline travelers taking to the sky.

Albert J. Ellis Airport (OAJ) is hosting a TSA PreCheck enrollment event today with IDMIA, a TSA PreCheck authorized enrollment provider.

Travelers have the opportunity to sign up today through February 9 at the passenger terminal inside the airport at 264 Albert Ellis Airport Road.

Those interested can apply and join the program from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

“Once enrolled, you’ll gain access to shorter check-in lines, and be able to save yourself the hassle of removing your shoes, jackets, laptops, and liquids in your future travels. Even if you don’t consider yourself a frequent flyer, your PreCheck enrollment lasts 5 years, so the benefits will likely outweigh the $78 fee,” says Interim Airport Director Mitch Sprunger.

Applicants must make an appointment for the event and travelers are encouraged to visit and enroll early.

Officials say the enrollment process is quick, convenient, and even faster when the application is completed online beforehand.

In-person enrollment requires that applicants provide proof of identity, proof of citizenship, fingerprints, and a photo.