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Help All Disabled Vets Get Access to Space Available

You can support our disabled veterans injured in the line of duty before September 23, 1996 in their efforts to obtain access to the budget neutral Space Available program. The problem is that the Space Available program allows only veterans who were injured on or after September 23, 1996 to fill empty seats on military owned or operated flights for free on a standby basis. Chairman Mac Thornberry included Section 1046 into the National Defense Authorization Act this year to fix this oversight and allow all disabled veterans the opportunity to use this program. Please fill out this form to generate a thank you letter that urges Chairman Thornberry to continue fighting to help our disabled veterans who are currently being excluded because they were injured prior to an arbitrary date.

It only takes about two minutes! The form can be found at: