Great Falls Tribune: Bill makes flights available

Retired service members can fly on military aircraft when space is available onboard, known as space-A flights.

U.S. Sens. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and Dean Heller, R-Nev., are introducing a bill that would expand eligibility for those flights to 100 percent disabled veterans. Tester serves on the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

Currently, veterans who don’t qualify for retired pay aren’t eligible for the space-A flights.