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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Emergency Assistance, Human Services, Military & Veterans Organizations, Transportation Assistance, Veterans

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

Programs: The purpose of the organization is to provide free air transportation for medical and other compassionate purposes to wounded warriors, veterans, and their families through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots. Such air transportation will be provided to these individuals when other practical means of transportation are inadequate or unavailable.

organization provides transportation to wounded veterans from their homes to various medical facilities arownd the country as deamed necessary by the military medical staff.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

VAC has provided much needed transportation services for wounded veterans served by our program. They have been responsive and dedicated to providing not only the service, but also making sure that the clients are afforded the respect and care they deserve.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization headed by one of my heors Walt Fricke has been a life saver for many w wounded and his family. I just cannot say enough about Veterans Airlift Command and hope all get a chance to donate. You will not regret it. Much love and Angel wing hugs to VAC wingtip to wingtip. Patti Patton-Bader Soldiers Angels

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a social worker at a VAMC and have used Veterans Airlift Command several times to send injured Veterans and Servicemembers home to visit family and friends as many of them are far away from family while they are being treated for injuries. In my experience, Veterans Airlift Command has been very accomodating to my patients' wishes and needs. Many of the patients have also expressed not only enjoying their trip home, but enjoying the flight and the pilots. Your kindness and compassion toward the Veterans and Servicemembers we treat is much appreciated.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As the case manager for the military outreach program at the Shepherd Center, Atlanta (the Share Initiative), I have had extremely positive experiences working with Veterans Airlift Command. They have assisted in flying veterans as well as active duty service members and their families to our TBI/ PTSD treatment program, and have also been very flexibile in developing transportation schedules to allow our clients to commute between our program and their homes if their treatment focus is the transition back into the home. This allows our clients to apply and practice routines and strategies acquired in our program into in their home environments and then provide feedback upon their return to treatment. Veteran's Airlift Command has been extremely flexible and has been able to assist us with rather complicated flight schedules and destinations (e.g., Atlanta to South Dakota) on short notice and free of charge to our clients. Our clients with PTSD appreciate not having to fly from large, busy airports on commercial airlines and have had very positive experiences with the personal attention of the Veterans Airlift Command Pilots.