[article] WASHINGTON — The jingle of loose change abandoned at airport checkpoints might soon be sweet music to America's military personnel. The House passed a bill Tuesday that would require the Transportation Security Administration to give nonprofits such as the United Service Organization the approximately $500,000 in quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies collected every year at airport screening stations. The money would help finance airport programs that support service members as they trek from city to city. The USO operates lounges in nearly 40 major airports that offer food and other amenities exclusively to military personnel. "What may seem like a small amount of change left behind... actually amounts to hundreds of thousands of dollars each year," said GOP Rep. Jeff Miller of Florida, lead sponsor of the TSA Loose Change Act. The bill "would ensure that thousands of coins, when bundled together, will be used in support of millions of our nation's warriors."