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April 2, 2010

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April 2, 2010

My family and I had a great experience. I would highly recommend Veterans Airlift Command to other veterans or family members of veterans. It was great not having to go threw security and waiting in line.

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The members and the volunteers everyone in this organiztion was very professional.

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The staff members and volunteers that my family and I met were great. All volunteers were very generous. My family and I had a great time and we would like to do this again.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

be the best organization ever

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 1, 2010

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April 1, 2010

I am a Soldier who has served in Iraq on a couple of occasions. I am currently with the Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Hood, Tx. VAC and some of its wonderful volunteer pilots flew me, my wife, and two boys home to New Jersey to visit my parents for the first time since my surgery. It was the most wonderfull experience I have had in recent memory. Everyone was so helpfull, accomadating, and pleasant. They gave of their time and aircrafts just to thank me, yet I am the one who should thank them. I hope they realize just how much joy they brought to me. Seeing my mom and dad along with all of my nieces and nephews gave me a memory that will last a lifetime.

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I not only got to visit my family, but I also met a lot of wonderfull people.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Meeting new people and seeing my family.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

I met several pilots and co-pilots.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Provide every wounded warrior with a visit home.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

March 31, 2010

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March 31, 2010

A GREAT program started by a GREAT Patriot! I have only flown two missions so far, but both experiences were very moving for me. We all take for granted what these young men and women do for us. they give freely of themselves and put themselves in harm's way without blinking an eye. It feels REALLY good to be able to give them some help when they need it!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the few missions that I've been able to fly. I look forward to flying quite a few more!

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excellent. VERY efficient and effective in getting their needs distributed to the volunteers quickly, AND getting the volunteer pilots on board to handle every mission required!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide ALL the injured soldiers - and their families - the opportunity to be with each other, whenever they needed it.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

March 26, 2010

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March 26, 2010

Outstanding organization. Provided at least 2 separate flights, one for me while at walter reed hospital and one for my family member later to come visit me. Thank you all!

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volunteering flights for myself and family

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good food was served on flights, HEHE

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

March 24, 2010

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March 24, 2010

What generous people! We had never been on a small plane and found it to be quite fun.Thank you everyone! Cole & Heather Gainey

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extemely helpful and kind. Making us feel comfortable and informed through the entire trip.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

March 22, 2010

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March 22, 2010

It was so nice to be able to be with my son in San Diego for an important doctor appointment. Both pilots, coming and going, were very friendly. This is a wonderful service that you do. thanks again, Lisa Santana Proud Mom of a Marine

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the fact that the pilots love what they do and are proud to reunite a worried mom with her injured Marine. thanks again!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

March 22, 2010

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March 22, 2010

My name is Chris Payne. I was injured in Iraq in 2007. I heard about Veterans Airlift Command while at Walter Reed. My extended family was planning a vacation to Myrtle Beach while my wife, two children and I were still at Walter Reed being treated. There was no way, due to the ages of my children and the status of my injuries at the time, that we could make the trip driving or flying commercially. We contacted VAC and we were surprised at how easy everything was. We were treated with the utmost respect throughout the entire process, both in filling out the application and throughout the planning the trip with the pilot. We were so impressed that a few months later when were going on leave to Tennessee when we were in the same situation with planning the trip that we contacted VAC again. i would recommend VAC to anyone and everyone. Both pilots were amazing. They were couteous and helpful and very friendly. Thank you so much VAC you were very helpful and because of your kindness two of the most important emotional events in my recovery were made that much easier to plan and that much more helpful to me and my family.

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amazing in every way. From the kindness to the respect shown to my wife and children.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the lives of every wounded vet suffering from every war since WW II

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

March 22, 2010

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March 22, 2010

Veterans Airlift is a great organization. When my husband lost his arm in Iraq in January of 2008, we were living in Savannah, GA. He was sent to Walter Reed up in DC and Veterans Airlift provided transportation for myself and my children numerous times between Savannah and DC. My mom was recovering from a bone marrow transplant and was not allowed to fly commercial due to the germs. Veterans Airlift provided my parents with a flight to be able to visit. They also provided the whole family with transportation to a wounded warrior bike ride in Colorado.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the people. Everyone I flew with were amazing.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

March 18, 2010

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March 18, 2010

"Imagine returning home from combat facing devastating injuries and long term hospitalization--in a facility hundreds of miles away from your family. Imagine somebody brings you together." With these words, the Veterans Airlift Command (VAC) introduces its website (www.veteransairlift.org) and summarizes its mission. Consisting entirely of volunteer pilots and aircraft owners who receive no compensation, the VAC provides private air transportation to our wounded warriors who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as to their families. I have just had the honor and privilege to fly my first mission for the VAC, transporting a severely wounded young soldier and his wife to their hometown in Texas. Ryan was a 22 year old gunner on a Humvee that was blown up in Iraq. He has been receiving medical treatment for 2 years. He is doing well, but his injuries are horrific. The FAA has assigned the call sign "Hero Flight" to these missions, and as we flew across the country and I spoke to each air traffic control facility as a Hero Flight, most of the FAA controllers knew the meaning and conveyed a personal message of thanks to my passengers before handing us off to the next facility. Those controllers that did not know the meaning of Hero Flight asked, and my explanation was met with the same expressions of thanks. Ryan and his wife smiled when they heard these air traffic control thank you's directed at them. Ryan and his wife were greeted at our destination in Texas by both their families, and I was overwhelmed by the expressions of appreciation directed at me. What I did was nothing, compared to what Ryan and his fellow soldiers have done. Thank you, Ryan.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

helping our wounded soldiers

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

personally thanking young soldiers for their sacrifice

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

outstanding

Ways to make it better...

The organization and people are the best without change needed

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

March 18, 2010

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March 18, 2010

setting up the flights was easy. the pilots and co-pilots were awesome. i would reccomend VAC to anyone who needed a flight home.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

awesome

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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