-USVCP Staff Writers
When President Trump signed into law the new National Defense Authorization Act, unknowingly,disabled veterans were granted a huge travel perk that has virtually gone unnoticed. Not only will the new perk save veterans thousands of dollars, but it will increase morale, esprit de corps, and open the door for many veterans to connect with the military again in ways they can only image. One veteran said, “I’m shocked! I can’t believe the military has opened this door to us.” Under the new Disabled Veterans Access to Space-A Travel Act, veterans with a service connected,permanent disability rating of 100% can hop on any scheduled or unscheduled military flight within thecontinental United States (and scheduled overseas flights) operated by Air Mobility Command (AMC). The new Act would authorize veterans who have a service-connected, and permanent disability rated as100 percent to travel on Space-A at no additional cost to the Department of Defense (DoD) and without aircraft modifications, according to military officials. This is a huge benefit to disabled veterans who travel on aircraft. Many veterans find airports unaccommodating, and difficult to get around. Flying from military terminals are much less congested,and will probably be more suitable for disabled veterans. Sign Up for Space A Travel Complete AMC Form 140, Space Available Travel Request, And email it to your desired AMC Passenger Terminal.Required SignUp Info:
Email address, Personal information (Rank/Grade, First Middle Last Name), Service Branch (AF,Army, Marines, Navy, CG),Status (Active, Guard, Reserve, Retired, Disabled Veteran, etc.) Travelers (dependents names), Total number of seats required, Travel status (See Travel Eligibility, Category I-IV), Leave Dates (Start-End Leave Dates), Overseas Travel Ready Status (Have Required Passports/Visas etc.) 5 Destinations (Sign-up for up to 5 Destinations e.g. Germany, USA, Japan, Alaska, or Hawaii). Please Do Not Provide Personally Identifiable Information (PII) such as Social Security Numbers (SSNs)
For those considering traveling via SPACE A, here are some websites that you might want to check out: http://pepperd.com/ or https://www.amc.af.mil/Home/AM.