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TRAVEL VIA THE MOON

AGCM Claude R. "Moon" Mullen, USN RET


His Biography Since Joining USN

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 Let’s head out to the great Outdoors!



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Zion Nat'l Park Utah -- Click Image to Enlarge

House Passes Veterans in Parks (VIP) Act

Article from FRA Today, October 2021

Submitted by the Editor to honor the adventurous spirit of AGCM Moon Mullen, USN (Ret)

 

The House unanimously passed the Alexander Lofgren Veterans in Parks (VIP) Act (H.R.4300) sponsored by Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (Iowa). The bill would give veterans and gold star families free lifetime access to national parks and public federal lands, and would also continue to provide active-duty military free annual passes.

 

The America the Beautiful Pass provides access to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks, national forests and wildlife refuges. This includes some of the country’s most iconic natural treasures, ranging from Acadia National Park to the Redwood National and State Parks. The VIP Act would allow all veterans, active-duty service members and gold star families to visit all national parks and public lands free of charge. In 2020, the America the Beautiful annual pass became free for veterans and gold star families. However, this change for veterans has never been put into law and could be undone in future years.


The bill would protect these passes by codifying them into law and making them lifetime passes instead of annual passes. Passage of the bill would also mean that current service members could convert their annual passes into lifetime passes once they leave the military.

 

The bill now goes to the Senate for further consideration. Members can go to the FRA Action Center (VotervoiceFullInfo (fra.org)) to weigh in on this issue.



 

Source: Aerograph November 2021

Thinking About Hitting the Slopes this Winter?

6 Reasons Why Traveling is Good for You

Courtesy of Emily Holland, Certified Health Coach





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Now is Time to Plan for Trips
(Excerpts from Feb & May 2012)



2019

Rental Cars
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Visas...Baggage and Safety Tips
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 Previous August 2011 Aerograph


Don't Forget Manners While Traveling; Dec. Costs

May 2019 Aerograph

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2017

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 2015

November Aerograph

Protect Yourself from Travel Delays Beyond Your Control
with Backup Plans and Insurance 
August Aerograph

Beware of the Germy Magazine, Seat-pocket, For Bargains Make your Summer Reservations in February,  and Check the Fine Print for the Months of Deep Discounts 

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May Aerograph

Get the Planning Done NOW (before the prices go up), Fly Overnight and Check that Passport.
February Aerograph






2014

European River Cruises and Informing your Credit Card Co. of Travel Plans
November Aerograph

   
Visiting Normandy France and Omaha Beach, Oversize Bags, and Bravo Zulu NWSA #40
August Aerograph

Effects of Weather on Flights, Severe Thurbulence, Shop for Lower Prices and Buy at the Right Time
May Aerograph

Less Restrictions on Liquids At European Airports, Higher First-Class Airfares,  Exercise at Airports, NEVER Put Passport in Checked Baggage

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February Aerograph



2013

Snacks/Lite Meals in Rooms, "Gotta-goes", Health Kits and Travel Insurance
 November Aerograph

Medical assistance and considerations while traveling.

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August Aerograph

Fees for Upgrades, Alerting your Credit Card Co. to Travel Plans, Ireland and Dublin, Best Time to Purchase Tickets

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May Aerograph

Bags, getting them delivered; Miscellaneous Tipping; and Tour Guides 

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February Aerograph

  


2012 

 

Using your Credit Card Out-of-Country, AAA/AARP Discounts, Group/Guided Travel Vacation Cautions

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  November Aerograph

 

Reunion #38; Best & Least Expensive Travel Times; Baggage Limits and Costs

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August Aerograph


Medications, paying for and lists of them on trip; Credit Card cautions; and those "dirty" handles, knobs and trays...

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May Aerograph

Travel to UK, Cuba?; New rules for airlines...

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February Aerograph


 

 2011

 

Rental Cars

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November Aerograph


Visas...Baggage and Safety Tips
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 August Aerograph


...to Days Gone By

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May Aerograph

Baggage Tips and Travel to Japan and Taiwan

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February Aerograph