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Veterans Airlift Command

Rating: 4.98 stars   164 reviews 11,719

Nonprofit Issues:

Human Services, Veterans

Address:

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.

Geographic areas served:

National

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952-582-2911
www.veteransairlift.org

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Reviews for Veterans Airlift Command

Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

VAC was so great. Flew to Pittsburgh from NC and than back again. Great pilots and very accommodating. Couldn't have asked for better help and service.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Veterans Airlift Command, along with their volunteers and pilots ,provided myself and my Veteran friends a flight to and from Disney,in Orlando, Fl, this past weekend. We could participate in the 1/2 marathon either running or cycling because of their compassion and dedication to getting us there , comfortably, with our equipment. Thank you very much V.A.C. , I look forward to spreading the word about your great team.
All The Way!
-- Adam Keys, U.S. Army ( SSG ret.)

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I've now flown with VAC 3 times and they are very accommodating. The pilots are always nice and willing to help veterans and their families in anyway possible!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Veterans Airlift Command is an incredible organization. I previously served in the Army and due to my experience in war, I suffer with disabilities that VAC was extremely understanding about and attentive to my needs. The Pilot and crew were amazing people and so supportive. Because of VAC, I was able to reunite with my family after many years of being apart. I am so grateful to Veterans Airlift Command for providing the safest, most comfortable, and organized flight experience of my life. I cannot thank this organization enough for what they have done for me. Thank you all so very much.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have used VAC on 2 occasions and both were top notch experiences. Both times have been from mississippi to texas. VAC keeps you informed of what's going on with your upcoming flights, your pilots are quick to make contact with you, there is no crowded aiports or any of that type of harassment you receive when you fly commercial. VAC and it's members are truly caring folks that give up alot for combat veterans. Very very pleased with everything that they have done for me and my family to help us with my healing process.

1sg Tim Bell
155 ABC "Dixie Thunder"

 
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2 people found this review helpful

My family and I have used Veterans Airlift Command twice. Both times were outstanding. The pilots and crews were awesome and helpful in every way. Veterans Airlift Command ensured that my family and I had a means to get where we were wanting go. Thank you, VAC!

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I attended an amazing retreat with another great nonprofit called Songwriting with Soldiers. That opportunity lead to me being offered a chance to play a song I co-wrote with Mary Gauthier at the Grand Ole Opry! One problem, I can't drive and my wife/caregiver was due with our second son. In just 4 days.

Maria Miles worked so hard to find me a flight that would accommodate my power chair and escort. Maria contacted after midnight via email. Letting me know she found us a flight that could handle my heavy chair. She worked on that all day into the next!

We met with our Pilot Joe Bartosiak. We instantly knew this was going to be an experience like nothing we've had before. Joe was amazing not only as a pilot but as a person.

He made me feel so comfortable and genuinely cared not only for me but all veterans and service members.

Joe and VAC got me to Nashville and ensured that we even had a wheelchair accessible van for transportation to our hotel.

I don’t know how I could ever repay VAC and Joe for giving me that once in a lifetime opportunity. I played the song I co-wrote in two soldout shows for the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman. On the 90th anniversary of the Grand Ole Opry!

Thank you so much VAC, Andrew Lourake. Lt Col, USAF (ret)
Director, Veteran Outreach, Maria Miles and Joe Bartosiak.

I was so thrilled that Joe was able to attend our first show. That we were able to share that experience together.

Forever in their debt! VAC is so incredible, their dedication and compassion is awe-inspiring. Thank you VAC!

With Greatest Respect,


JOSHUA M. GEARTZ
US ARMY/SGT(DAV/PRM)

 
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1 person found this review helpful

My pilot Roger and his wife were extremely accommodating and generous. My flights in their Cirrus aircraft was extremely comfortable! Thanks to Roger and the VAC for their continued support of myself and all warriors.
-William T.

 
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