HomeNewsArticle Display

Disabled veterans now eligible for Space-A travel

The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act was recently signed, which included a measure that will allow fully-disabled veterans the ability to utilize Space-Available travel. Travelers should contact their local Passenger Terminal for further details and review travel information found on the AMC Travel Page for specific details on the Space A travel program. (U.S. Air Force photo)

The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act was recently signed, which included a measure that will allow fully-disabled veterans the ability to utilize Space-Available travel. Travelers should contact their local Passenger Terminal for further details and review travel information found on the AMC Travel Page for specific details on the Space A travel program. (U.S. Air Force photo)

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act was recently signed, which included a measure that will allow fully-disabled veterans the ability to utilize Space-Available travel.

Under the Disabled Veterans Access to Space-A Travel Act, veterans with a service-connected, permanent disability rating of 100 percent will be able to travel in the Continental United States or directly between the CONUS and Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa (Guam and American Samoa travelers may transit Hawaii or Alaska); or traveling within Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands on flights operated by Air Mobility Command.

Prior to this authorization, only military retirees, meaning those with a blue DD Form 2, and current service members were entitled to this benefit. This particular piece of legislations was originally introduced by the House Veterans Affairs Committee in 2016.

According to lawmakers, this proposal will allow travel on Space-A at no additional cost to the Department of Defense and without aircraft modifications. Additionally, data from the Government Accountability Office noted that roughly 77 percent of space-available seats in 2011 were occupied by only 2.3 percent of the 8.4 million eligible individuals for the program.

Travelers should contact their local Passenger Terminal for further details and review travel information found on the AMC Travel Page for specific details on the Space A travel program.

Editor’s note: Passengers seeking Space-Available or Space-A travel must keep in mind that there is No Guarantee you will be selected for a seat. Be aware that Space-A travelers must be prepared to cover commercial travel expenses if flight schedules are changed or become unavailable to allow Space-A travel. Per DODI 4515.13, Section 4, Paragraph 4.1.a, Reservations: There is no guarantee of transportation, and reservations will not be accepted or made for any space-available traveler. The DOD is not obligated to continue an individual's travel or return the individual to the point of origin or any other point. Travelers should have sufficient personal funds to pay for commercial transportation, lodging, and other expenses if space-available transportation is not available.

Engage

Twitter
RT @usabmc: Yesterday @SecAFOfficial Barbara M. Barrett, @HQUSAFEAFAF Commander Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, and U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia,…
Twitter
RT @GenCQBrownJr: The #Airmen of the 100th ARW know what it means to #accelerate in all opportunities. #Bestof2020AF @HQUSAFEAFAF Click h…
Twitter
Safety first The Human Factors Division at the #AirForce Safety Center is providing a safety culture survey, allow… https://t.co/P0i6kHxfph
Twitter
RT @USAFHealth: Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg received her first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination this morning. Prioritized DoD personnel a…
Twitter
Building the force of the future. @TeamTyndall received the #AirForce’s 1st Mobile Vehicle Access Control Inspecti… https://t.co/WdhB552Zji
Twitter
RT @cmsaf_official: Self-care is not selfish. It’s a necessity. Have a fantastic Wednesday! Take care of you, so you can take care of th…
Twitter
RT @GenCQBrownJr: The #Airmen of the 621st CRW never hesitate to respond at a moment’s notice. 2020 was no exception. #Bestof2020AF @AirMob
Twitter
RT @RamsteinAirBase: 👏💪The vaccinations have officially started! 💪👏 First responders and select medical personnel from the 86 AW received…
Twitter
The Special Victims' Counsel is there to help The SVC is there to help survivors of sexual assault, sexual harassm… https://t.co/wfLcxUTYDW
Twitter
RT @SecAFOfficial: Celebrated #Niger’s C-130 delivered for service while meeting with military leaders in #Africa yesterday! Interoperabili…
Twitter
RT @GenCQBrownJr: Wyvern Nation #Airmen continue to excel through the biggest challenges 2020 handed them. #Bestof2020AF @HQUSAFEAFAF @AirA
Twitter
The Department of the #AirForce has directed commanders to conduct a comprehensive review of unit emblems, patches,… https://t.co/vVLqYiR3B9
Twitter
RT @AirNatlGuard: Airmen of the 165th ASOS, @165thAW, participated in casualty evacuation training with Marines assigned to VMM-261, @2nd_M
Twitter
Give @GenCQBrownJr a follow for the latest on how he's leading the charge to accelerate change throughout the… https://t.co/oA4pxZz0C7
Twitter
Airmen from the Sri Lanka Air Force engaged w/@PACAF Airmen during the 1st virtual & 4th annual Airmen-to-Airmen Ta… https://t.co/fZfRlocNcG
Twitter
Fill up and back to business. Aircraft are refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker in the @CENTCOM area of responsibilit… https://t.co/AsgUPsYMzH
Twitter
Crash & recovery training #Airmen assigned to the 48th Equipment Maintenance Squadron use a wire cable sling durin… https://t.co/9HYtn7ZcAl
Twitter
RT @GenCQBrownJr: As an introvert, I have to build in time to recharge during the day. I encourage our @USAirForce leaders to learn their o…
Twitter
RT @GenCQBrownJr: Thanks to the motivated #StrikerAirmen of @AFGlobalStrike, the nuclear mission never stops. #Bestof2020AF https://t.co…
Facebook
The newest Air Force Podcast recently dropped. Listen to a small snippet of CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright talk with Staff Sgt. New about resiliency. Listen to the entire podcast on Youtube: https://go.usa.gov/xpnAD or Subscribe to The Air Force Podcast on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/the-air-force-podcast/id1264107694?mt=2
Facebook
Our mantra, "Always ready!" It's the spirit we fly by! #B2Tuesday
Facebook
Need some motivation to get your week started off right? Listen as CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright weighs in...
Facebook
The U.S. Air Force Academy gives its cadets some unique opportunities. Ride along one of this opportunities.
Facebook
A United States Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an F-22 Raptor over northern Iraq, Nov. 6, 2019. U.S. Central Command operations deter adversaries and demonstrate support for allies and partners in the region. (Video by Staff Sgt. Daniel Snider)
Facebook
Although the Silver Star is the third-highest military medal, it's not given often. Today, TSgt Cody Smith was the 49th Special Tactics Airman to receive this medal since Sept. 11th, 2001. Read more of TSgt Smith's amazing story: https://www.airforcespecialtactics.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2024815/special-tactics-airman-battled-through-injuries-awarded-silver-star/fbclid/IwAR2LZWwx1VHdTnQe39rIEBOuJS_0JvMQBBGt7I-E6zsxxn-Lx9387yu43Bc/ Cannon Air Force Base Air Force Special Operations Command United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
Facebook
Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are awarded the National Medal of Arts.
Facebook
Like Us
Twitter
1,341,671
Follow Us