100% service-connected disabled Veterans are eligible for Space Available Travel since Congress signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act last year. Air Mobility Command (AMC) maintains an extensive network of flights throughout the continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and American Samoa. Supplementing this network, several Air National Guard and Naval Aviation Units have flights available. To be eligible, Veterans must have a permanent and total service-connected disability rating and obtain a DD Form 2765, “Department of Defense/Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card (TAN).

Some things to know before flying Space-A:

*Disabled Veterans, along with retirees, are in priority group 6. This means active service members on emergency leave; post deployment respite and other important transportation needs will have priority.

*A contingency plan and resources, including commercial airfare, need to be available in case of a scheduling change or sudden unavailability.

*Dependents of disabled Veterans are not eligible for Space-A travel.

For more information including: eligibility, locations, schedules, baggage, contact info, and; to register for the Space-Available Travel Email Sign-Up visit the Air Mobility Command—Space Available Travel Page.