As of this year, military veterans with a service-connected disability of 100 percent will be able to fly Space-A on military aircraft, Military.com recently reported.
Under the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act veterans with a service-connected disability rating of 100 percent from the Department of Veterans Affairs will be able to hop on any scheduled or unscheduled military flight operated by Air Mobility Command within the continental United States — though direct flights are available to Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa according to Military.com.
For those interested in traveling this way, keep in mind: You'll be in the lowest priority group — Category 6 — along with retirees and their dependents.
However, dependents of vets with a total disability rating won't be eligible to use this service, according to Military.com.
Because Space-A travel is literally based on "space available," hence the name, it's generally a good idea only if you have a flexible schedule, and some cash for room and board during your travels in case you have to wait a bit.
Fortunately the service is pretty cheap, with participants typically paying only a small tax or inspection fee.
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A blast was heard in central Baghdad on Sunday night, Reuters witnesses said and two Baghdad-based diplomatic sources also said they heard the blast.
Officers from the California Highway Patrol arrested a homeless man Thursday morning after he allegedly threw a stolen Caltrans tripod onto Interstate 5 in downtown Sacramento, endangering the occupants of a van as it crashed through its windshield.
The incident happened just after 10:30 a.m., when the Caltrans survey tripod was stolen from the corner of Neasham Circle and Front Street, CHP South Sacramento said in a news release.
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's parliament descended into chaos on Sunday when lawmakers brawled over the appointment of a new speaker, an inauspicious start to the assembly which was sitting for the first time since chaotic elections last year.
Results of last October's parliamentary election were only finalized earlier this month after repeated technical and organizational problems and widespread accusations of fraud.