To amend title 10, United States Code, to permit veterans who have a service-connected disability rated as total 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.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. TRANSPORTATION ON MILITARY AIRCRAFT ON A SPACE-AVAILABLE BASIS FOR DISABLED VETERANS WITH A SERVICE-CONNECTED DISABILITY RATED AS TOTAL.
(a) Availability of Transportation.--Chapter 157 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 2641b the following new section: ``Sec. 2641c. Space-available travel on Department of Defense aircraft: certain disabled veterans ``(a) Disabled Veterans.--The Secretary of Defense shall provide 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 for any veteran with a service-connected disability rated as total. Such transportation shall be provided on the same basis as such transportation is provided to members of the armed forces entitled to retired or retainer pay. ``(b) Definitions.--In this section, the terms `veteran' and `service-connected' have the meanings given those terms in section 101 of title 38.''. (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 2641b the following new item:
``2641c. Space-available travel on Department of Defense aircraft: certain disabled veterans.''. (c) Effective...