Veterans' Stories​

2017 Flight Schedule​

October 21 Flight - The roster included veterans who

- served as an air traffic controller  

- was a member of a drum and bugle corp and toured with Eddie Fisher

- provided electrical power off-base in the Azores, North Dakota, and Iceland

- worked with ordnance and was a French interpreter

- served as Company Armorer / Door Gunner

- was a surveyor / map maker in Greenland and Canadian Arctic

- served in Frankfort, Germany providing support to bases with nuclear warheads

- was in the Philippines and Vietnam with Army Security Agency / covert operations

​- was a sniper in Vietnam

- served with the Sea Bees building roads, bridges, airstrips in the South Pacific and Far East

- was a crypto analyst

-- Earlier Flights --

May 13 -- Sponsored by donations from proud Americans; major donor Ariel Corporation

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Looking for information about our flight partners? It's been moved. Check out our Flight Partners page for information about organizations and individuals who help make each of our trips a success.

Watch this page for our 2018 schedule

Check out our Flight Partners page for information about organizations and individuals who help make each of our trips a success.

September 9 -- Sponsored by donations from proud Americans; major donor Vance Outdoors Inc.
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October 21 -- Sponsored by Nationwide Insurance
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September 30 Flight - The preliminary roster includes veterans who

- served as a scout dog handler

- was a pilot, teacher, research lab commander, squadron commander, and base commander

- served as Radioman aboard USS Saint Paul CA-73

- was in automated data processing - programming, systems analysis, and design

- served in SKorea as Army bandsman

- was an Army cook 

- served in the submarine service, Pacific Ocean

​- worked on B-52s and KC-135s in California and Guam 

- was a Pershing Missile crewman in Germany​

All flights are on Southwest Charter 737 aircraft from John Glenn Columbus International Airport  

Watch this space for times, flight numbers and sponsorships

2017 Flight Statistics

04/1505/1306/1009/0909/3010/21YTD
WWII151271561166
Korea483918481324190
WWII & Korea111

1
4
WWII & Korea & Vietnam1
1



2
Korea & Vietnam34
2
110
Vietnam132459156050221
Other Era & TLC







Total818086808086493

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

^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 10 -- Sponsored by donations from proud Americans; major donor Chase
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April 15 -- Sponsored by donations from proud Americans; major donor Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools

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September 30 -- Sponsored by Westerville
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