The School Safety Volunteer program is designed to expand the safety of our elementary students through the use of prior military service, retired, or currently serving members. These volunteers will be in uniformed CERT shirts representing their previous branch of service. Volunteers are asked to dedicate a morning or afternoon to greet the students arriving and departing the school grounds and will receive the following training and certifications:Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members http://www.hayscountycert.com/Certified in CPR/AED https://www.procpr.org/landing/responsive2/online/aedStop the Bleed https://www.bleedingcontrol.org/Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) https://alerrt.org/course_types/view/98,Standard Response Protocols (SRP) https://iloveuguys.org/srp.htmlIncorporating our local veterans who have been professionally trained in situational awareness and emergency response to all potential hazards, can provide a tremendous benefit to our local elementary campuses. A friendly face consistently greeting and bidding farewell to these young students each morning and afternoon, with positive notes of encouragement. Students will learn the values of respect, duty, honor and selfless service as exhibited by our veterans. Our schools and community will benefit from the passion of service these veterans have so often displayed and will continue to dedicate to the safety of our elementary student.Interested candidates may contact us at:Phone: 512-749-1171Email: Vets@co.hays.tx.usMike Jones-Hays County Emergency Preparedness Coordinator-------------------------------Thank you,Ben AdairAL Post 290 Hubmaster
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Disabled Veterans Can Now Fly Space-ASpace-available passengers board a C-17 at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, bound for Andersen AFB, Guam. (U.S. Air Force/Cohen A. Young)Recent legislation makes it possible for many disabled veterans to fly Space-A on military aircraft.The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act allows veterans with a permanent and total service-connected Department of Veterans Affairs disability rating to travel space available on military aircraft.Veterans will be assigned a travel priority of Category 6, the lowest priority available, along with retirees and their dependents.Dependents of disabled veterans are not eligible for Space-A travel.Authorized disabled veterans can travel in the continental United States (CONUS) or directly between CONUS and Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and American Samoa.Disabled veterans must have a DD Form 2765, Defense Department ID Card (Tan), in order to fly Space-A.
The Space Available ProgramSpace available flights, better known as Space-A or military hops, allow eligible passengers to fill unused seats on DoD-owned or -controlled aircraft. Space-A passengers can fly only after all the space-required passengers and cargo have been accommodated. Space-A passengers are then loaded in priority groups, with emergency leave being the top priority and retirees and disabled veterans rating the lowest priority.Space-A passengers can take up to two pieces of luggage at 70 pounds each; pets are not allowed.Not all Space-A flights originate from military bases. Commercial airports such as Baltimore-Washington Marshall International and Seattle-Tacoma International also offer Space-A flights.Long gone are the days of having to show up in person at the passenger terminal to register for a flight. Now, Air Mobility Command, which runs the Space-A program, lets you register for flights via email, and all Space-A terminals have Facebook pages where you can see what flights are coming up and how many seats are available.