Veterans Airlift Command

Rating: 4.98 stars   163 reviews

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  

2 people found this review helpful

My pilots name was Phill and he made me and my dog feel just as comfortable as can be. I'm a disable vet and didn't know this man from Adam and he just made me feel so at ease. I want to thank him and the VAC for making this happen for me and my best friend. Ty, CSM Garcia

 
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Veterans airlift command had done more for me than they will ever know. Just a few weeks ago veterans airlift command arranged for me to fly across the country In order to seek closure for injuries I received in Afghanistan 4 years ago. Thanks to this organization I am able to maintain the mental resiliency I need to continue to the job that I love so much. When I filled out the application online I received an email back almost immediately. I was helped by an extremely personable woman named Jenna. She proved to me almost immediately that VAC was willing to help me at all cost. Despite my inability to respond regularly she met my every need in arranging the flight. VAC is an amazing organization that I would recommend to any American warrior in need. I am so grateful, thank you Jenna, thank you VAC

 
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My first flight was amazing, sitting next to Mike, the pilot, and observing every thing was definitely a great experience compared to flying commercial. My second flight was a nice relaxing trip home with my service dog. The copilot's wife had bought some refreshments before they left Virginia and had offered me some.

 
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I cannot say enough how amazing veterans airlift command has been. I recently used the organization for a return flight for a wounded veterans pheasant hunt. As a quadriplegic I face many difficulties with travel, but the pilot was very helpful and understanding. I am so amazed that individuals with these resources take their time at great expense to provide this service to our wounded veterans. Thank you again so much veterans airlift command!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

It is people like VAC, Andrew Lourake and Jenna Deibel specifically, who make this life as a caregiver to a wounded veteran easier to lead. They take have both been very amazing angels to our family and 100% supportive anytime we have needed them.
Keep up the good work, you all, and your pilots, are appreciated far more then words could ever explain!

 
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Veterans Airlift Command is simply amazing. My husband was injured in 2009 and just recently left the service. After he got out he was awarded a service dog from another non profit based in Ohio. We live in Tennessee. Trying to figure out how to get there from here with a family of 6 and a wounded warrior who is not allowed to drive was a daunting task. I heard about VAC from a friend who works for Luke's Wings, another non profit who has helped us in the past. Let me tell you, I emailed VAC with our dilemma and was promptly emailed back. Over the course of a week, VAC had taken all the weight off my shoulders and found a flight to accommodate my husband. Not only did Andrew Lourake help us with the flight, but he also helped put us in touch with another wounded warrior in our area. He has proven to my family that there are good people out there who will go above and beyond to help their own. Now that my husband has his service dog, he is able to function much better and his quality of life has drastically improved. Thank you VAC and our pilots for bringing some normalcy back to our lives. You all are truly amazing!!!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

We are so very grateful to the pilots and all the volunteers within this organization. I can't express how helpful they are in times of need. I hope to have the opportunity to meet more great people in the future to help throughout this difficult recovery process my husband and our family faces. Thank you so much!!

 
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I have been honored to be supported three times by Veterans Airlift Command (VAC), and all three times I have been foutunate to have my Hero Flight as the pilots call them picked up. VAC does everything possible to help you get to your destination and back weather it is for medical treatment, family to get to their Veteran while in the hospital, trips for health and wellness recovery, and even for your Honeymoon like they did for a fellow brother of mine. VAC gets and understand that we need special services sometimes and are 110% all over it through their network of Hero's as I call them. The pilots, companies, and private organization who honor us by having their pilots and planes fly on their own dime with fuel and aircraft to help us out. Even more impactful when a private owner who flys as a hobby picks up your flight(s) and uses their own time most of them retried to help us out. ALL the organizations and privately owned aircraft and pilots are so professional and compassionate to the Veterans needs always going above and beyond. I always thank them from the bottom of my heart and for what they do for all veterans. This is truly Americans taking care of Americas Veterans which for years has been so over looked. If there was an award for Selfless Act of Heroism Veterans Airlift Command (VAC) and all the organizations and privately owned and operated pilots should and would receive it. Thank You for everything VAC! God Bless! If you all ever need anything I'm there for ALl of You!!
(SFC) (Ret) Scott A. Adams Sr
Minnesota

 
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Veterans Airlift Command (VAC) is one of the unique nonprofit organizations, that truly understands the importance of supporting our combat wounded veterans. As a wounded veteran, my long list of fellow team mates wounded in action or killed in action has humbled me over the years. VAC has always been there for us to ensure we keep supporting our brothers in arms. One of my team mates that I was wounded with, from an IED blast in Afghanistan, suffered burns to 95% of his body. VAC gave me the opportunity to visit him in San Antonio, TX. VAC is an organization of silent professionals, who are asking nothing in return, except to help combat wounded veterans. Thank you VAC for allowing me to show continued support to my wounded brother.

 
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I wanted to go to my buddy's wedding in Texas but I am currently on a Transplant waiting list and I'm not really allowed to travel too far from my home. Because of veterans airlift command I was able to travel to my buddy's wedding in Texas and if I did get the call they had everything set up for me and ready to go. It was one less thing I had to worry about!

 
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Caleb Perkins (SSG US Army Medically Retired)
I am so thankful for Veteran Airlift Command and the pilots that give their time and energy to help wounded veterans and service members. My wife and I will never forget the experience of the flight and the generosity that was bestowed upon us.
Veterans Airlift Command has such an amazing staff; I have to mention Jenna. Jenna went above the call of duty to make sure that the dates and times worked for us and it was very refreshing to know that she took charge and facilitated everything with excellence.
I highly recommend Veterans Airlift Command; thanks for all you do!

 
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