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Updated: Jun 20, 2022
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"I understand Biggs Army Airfield no longer does Space-A. If so, why not? Thx"
Answer: You are correct that there is no more Space-A out of Biggs, but you might be able to fly in. I spoke with someone at the airfield this morning and they said that it is a permanent thing, as they are not really a terminal and not adequately equipped to handle it, so they stopped doing it.
"Do you have any updates for Gull Cottage in Maine? I understand that Space Force has taken over and it is no longer for rent but there aren’t any changes on your website."
Answer: The Gull Cottage will be turned over to the Space Force, starting September 1, 2022. Great Pond Outdoor Adventure Center took reservations though August 31st, 2022, but they do not have any more openings - they're fully booked. As of today, they do not have any information on what the Space Force plans on doing with it, and they do not currently have a contact phone number for them (I asked). If you'd like to speak with them, you can reach them at 207-584-2000, but they know as much as we do at this point. When it gets closer to the turn over date, they may have more information for you. Happy travels!"
"Looking for flights to and from Germany (Ramstein) and eastern NC. Would like to be in Germany for about 2 weeks in August or September. I am 100% disabled veteran. Home is NC"
Answer: As a 100% DAV, you are entitled to use the Space-A privilege, but with limitations - to CONUS/US Territories only. “Space Available Travel Priority of Category VI (6): Authorized veterans with a permanent service-connected disability rated as total and their dependents (when accompanied by their sponsor) traveling in the CONUS or directly between the CONUS and Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa (Guam and American Samoa travelers may transit Hawaii or Alaska); or traveling within Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.” (Table 3, Item 47). You can view the table at the link here, please go to page 39: https://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/dodi/451513p.PDF
If you are a Retiree, you may fly OCONUS, and your best bet would be a flight out of Joint Base Andrews in Maryland (https://www.amc.af.mil/AMC-Travel-Site/Terminals/CONUS-Terminals/Joint-Base-Andrews-Passenger-Terminal/). Also, Dover AFB in Delaware flies to Ramstein (https://www.amc.af.mil/AMC-Travel-Site/Terminals/CONUS-Terminals/Dover-AFB-Passenger-Terminal or https://www.dover.af.mil/Units/436th-Passenger-Terminal.) Air National Guard flights aren't consistent, and Norfolk Naval Station (https://www.facebook.com/NorfolkPassengerTerminal) usually flies to other Navy bases in Europe, such as Rota Spain & Sigonella Italy. You might be able to check out Charleston, SC (https://www.amc.af.mil/AMC-Travel-Site/Terminals/CONUS-Terminals/Joint-Base-Charleston-Passenger-Terminal/) also, as they are a joint base.
Bear in mind, summer is approaching, and as such, Space-A becomes increasingly difficult. It is still possible though, as long as you have time and patience!