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Veterans Airlift Command

Rating: 4.98 stars   172 reviews 12,391

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5775 Wayzata Blvd Ste 700 Saint Louis Park MN 55416 USA

Mission:

The Veterans Airlift Command provides free air transportation to wounded warriors, veterans and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots. Our priority is on the veterans of Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan). As capacity allows, our mission will expand to serve veterans of other conflicts.

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952-582-2911
www.veteransairlift.org

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Reviews for Veterans Airlift Command

Rating: 5 stars  

VAC was truly a blessing to me and my family. I cannot thank VAC enough for their generosity and time. Slim (pilot) was incredible and super friendly. I am honored to have been able to fly back home after my amputation at Walter Reed. I hope there is some way I can repay VAC for their generosity.

 
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VAC has flown me back and forth from my home in Jackson, MS to Washington, D.C. for appointments and then surgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The last trip included my wife and ten month old daughter. They were so very flexible, helpful, and easy to communicate with! I cannot thank them enough for making travel an easy part during a difficult time.
CJ Stewart
101st Airborne (Ret.)

 
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These guys are amazing. They flew me to hospital appointments as well as to recreational therapy. They are awesome.

 
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I first heard about Veterans Airlift Command around 4 years ago when I was going from St. Louis to Mayo Clinic, Rochester between 4-6 times a year. I have now flown with them around 10-15 times. Veterans Airlift Command has not only decreased the costs associated with the travel, but also the stress that comes with traveling. After being injured in Iraq with a Traumatic Brain Inury that caused a brain tumor to grow, I have been able to not be as stressed heading to appointments to see if my brain tumor is progressing and other symptoms that have raised due to have 3 brain surgeries and radiation therapy. I have gotten to know numerous pilots and am so blessed by their generosity. I don't know what I would do without Veterans Airlift Command!

 
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My name is Josiah Blystone. I was very blessed to have VAC, and their volunteer pilots fly me to from Wilmington NC to Boca Raton FL where I got brain scans done to help treat my TBI and PTSD. Every interaction with them made me feel very comfortable. Being able to have Hyperbaric treatments done completely changed my life and without VAC it would have been a difficult process. I thank God for the work they are doing! God Bless the USA, and God bless us all.

 
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My name is Scott Craigle and am an Air Force OIF/OEF wounded warrior with TBI/PTSD. I can not express the gratitude and respect I have for Veterans Airlift Command for taking me to and from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. These pilots donated their time and aircraft and made sure I felt comfortable and taken care of. The love and support they show for the American Veteran is incredible and deserve the high praise! Thank you VAC!

 
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Thank you for a wonderful trip to San Antonio Texas it was a great flight my husband enjoyed herself completely and longer service dog love it also you are the greatest..

 
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My name is Tyler Burdick and I am an OEF/OIF veteran and double amputee. After retiring from Naval Service in 2012 due to wounds sustained in Afghanistan, I turned an old passion, Snowboarding, into a career and competed in the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia, Snowboarding on Team USA. After complications with the Limb Salvage I had undergone since being wounded by an IED blast, I finally had both of my legs amputated below the knee.

Last week, I was invited to return to the World Cup Snowboard Racing Circuit for the 2015-16 season, however, a day before departing for Aspen, Co, I came down with a severe infection in my right residual limb. While hospitalized, my chances of making it to the classification event seemed grim, at best. In desperation and no where else to turn, I sent Veterans Airlift Command a message via their website. Within the hour, they called me to discuss our options and agreed to help me.

With less than 24 hours notice, Veterans Airlift Command was able to take me from Salt Lake City to Aspen so that I could meet a classification requirement of the International Paralympic Committee, enabling me to remain eligible for this years race season. Without their help, I would not be able to continue my carrier this season.

The service I received from this organization was absolutely incredible. The Pilot was extremely accommodating and provided for an excellent travel experience. My sincerest appreciation goes to the folks at Veterans Airlift Command.

Sincerely,
Tyler Burdick

 
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Hi!! My name is Karren Brooks and I am a wounded warrior. I obtained services through Veterans Airlift Command for my transportation to a medical rehabilitation Center that is located a couple states away from home. The process of obtaining support was an easy one to navigate with helpful and supportive pwople from the beginning. Thank you for that Maria!! I had two WONDERFUL pilots (Chris & Johnathan) who not only volunteered their time and airplane but also their support to be sure that I made it safely (and comfortably ) to my destination. They were so willing and helpful from the time I met them until the time I left them. (I tried to add photos that we took together but they were too large) I will never forget the experience. I'd definitely day that this program is one to recognize for all of their efforts. THANKS AGAIN FOR EVERYTHING!!!!
YOURS TRULY,
Karren B.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Veterans Airlift Command is a wonderful non-profit organization. It is such a wonderful feeling to know that VAC is here for our veterans. Everyone I dealt with was very friendly, courteous and very helpful. They really care! So glad to know the organization is here for us. They also call you after your trip to make sure you had a great experience. Thank you VAC.

Debra

 
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