On February 15, 2016, Senator Dean Heller of Nevada introduced S. 2596. This bill would permit veterans who have service-connected, total and permanent disabilities to travel on military aircraft in the same manner and to the same extent as retired members of the armed forces are entitled to such travel.
This bill would afford priority to totally disabled veterans for transportation on scheduled and unscheduled military flights within the continental United States and on scheduled overseas flights operated by the Air Mobility Command, on a space-available basis. This bill is in accordance with DAV Resolution No. 094, seeking legislation to extend space-available air travel aboard military aircraft to all service-connected veterans entitled to receive compensation at the 100% rate to the same extent and under the same conditions as is currently provided to retired military personnel.
Please use the prepared e-mail or draft your own message to request that your Senator support this important bill and ask that the measure be brought to the floor for a vote and passed as soon as possible.
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