September 29 - Mission #91 - The roster includes veterans who

- served in Cam Ranh Bay AB-Weapons Leader, F-4 Phantom

- was Helicopter Crew Chief and Mechanic

- served in Korea as Jeep Driver in DMZ, and Tank Driver at Ft. Knox

- was Helicopter Airframe Repairman, Tan Son Nhut AB, Saigon

- served in Artillery during occupation of Japan; 79th D Batt Cook during Korean War

- was Finance Specialist in Vietnam and Ft. Jackson, SC

​- served in Morocco and Japan - Grand Nav Repair

- was Army bandsman trombone player

- served in Vietnam as Flight Deck Troubleshooter for VA-192, A-7 Squadron

​- was 22 Infantry Reg, Chief Draftsman

​- served in SAC HQ, Omaha, NE; PACAF HQ, Honolulu, HI - Flight Crew Member

​- wrote for the Army newsletter, did personnel survey work

​- was C-123 Pilot, Air Commando

- served on staff of theater commander during Europe occupation - Germany

- copied communications from Foreign countries

- served in Vietnam as Truck Driver hauling 175 rounds

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-- Earlier Flights --

May 19 - Mission #88 -- Cosponsored by Chase and the Columbus Regional Airport Authority

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November 11 - Mission #93 -- * New *

Additional flight on Veteran's Day (Sunday)

Sponsored by donations from grateful Americans

Flight Number 8217 - Scheduled Arrival 9:15 PM​
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September 8 - Mission #90 -- Sponsored by the Westerville Community

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April 28 - Mission #87 -- Cosponsored by Gahanna-Jefferson Schools, the Nick Rozanski Memorial Foundation, and donations from grateful Americans

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October 20 - Mission #92 -- Sponsored by Nationwide

Flight Number 8217 - Scheduled Arrival 9:15 PM​
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All flights are on Southwest Charter 737 aircraft from John Glenn Columbus International Airport  

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2018 Flight Statistics


04/0704/2805/1906/0909/0809/29
10/2011/11YTD
WWII51361222
29
Korea158614411115
95
WWII & Korea1
11
21
5
WWII & Korea & Vietnam








Korea & Vietnam1
124


8
Vietnam62797663257173
376
Other Era & TLC









Total84888786828691
513

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^Counts in red are preliminary, subject to change, and are not included in YTD totals^

Flight Partners

Our senior veterans served in a variety of ways, and each has a unique story to tell. We've listed several here.

Flight Partners

-- Future Flights --

June 9 - Mission #89 -- Sponsored by the All Life Foundation​
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April 7 - Mission #86 -- Sponsored by Ohio Attorney General Office

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September 29 - Mission #91 -- Cosponsored by Vance Outdoors and donations from grateful Americans

Flight Number 8217 - Scheduled Arrival 9:15 PM
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2018 Flight Schedule​

Veterans' Stories​

October 20 - Mission #92 - The roster included veterans who

- served on USS Beal, USS Crouse off the Atlantic Coast

- was a company clerk and medic

- served in Vietnam with Seebees building Highway One

- was a Weapons Mechanic

- served in Vietnam, 101st Airborne, Sniper

- was a sentry dog handler guarding military flight line

​- served during Inchon invasion, Formosa patrol, Wonson Assault, Cleaned mine fields, Sonjin Assault, Shore Bombardment

- was Firefighter in Thailand & Vietnam

- served in North Atlantic, Greenland Sea, Arctic Circle off the coast of USSR; Able Seaman-Boatswain's Mate Striker on USS Thor ARC-4, Cable Ship

​- was a Machine Gunner, awarded the Purple Heart

​- served in Da Nang, RVN; Fire Control - Phantom F4B

​- was Wheel Vehicle Mechanic, Heavy Equipment Mechanic in Vietnam

​- served in Vietnam; Riverboat - Brown Water Navy

- was a Machine Gunner in the Vietnam Northern Jungle

- served in Infantry division, was at Heartbreak Ridge

- was Flight Crew Mechanic on KC-130-F, Vietnam & US

- served in Vietnam, Combat Engineer, 9th Infantry

- served at Camp Stewart, GA and Itazuki Air Base, Japan, 90mm anti-aircraft guns protecting base