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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Emergency Assistance, 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

151 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't Thank VAC enough for what they do, they have helped me attend unit reunions as well as others events. Thank you to all the pilots as well who volunteer their time.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family is so thankful for this amazing program!
I prayed that we would have a way to our brothers wedding if we were supposed to be there. I filled out the info for a flight to the east coast and received a very kind and quick response. Later, got a phone call letting us know that it's harder to find a flight from CA to SC which we totally understood, and figured maybe we just weren't meant to go. She had offered to get us two tickets which we thought was so kind and generous! The only downside was not having anyone to watch our 4 young kids. A little more than a week before the wedding I was talking to my sister in law looking at flights and trying to figure out a way to get there. We said goodnight and we would talk more tomorrow. When I woke up in the morning I had an email saying please call me so we can book your flight! I could not believe it! I was so beyond excited and shocked!! I was just blown away by veterans airlift command for buying a round trip from coast to coast flight for my family! Our family was all beyond happy and greatful we were able to go. Our kids had the most awesome time ever playing with so many of their cousins! We had such an amazing weekend and we can't thank this program enough! The wedding was beautiful, and the time we spent with family was priceless. We will remember forever and be so thankful that we were able to go! Jenna was the sweetest person to communicate with and we appreciate her and everyone involved at Veterans Airlift Command! Thank you so much!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I cannot express in words my gratitude for this stellar organization. I am a combat Veteran who suffers from PTSD and subsequently choose to self medicate. I was in desperate need of a change in the dysfunctional environment I was in. Once I shared my struggle these folks jumped into action to help facilitate an opportunity to visit with other Veterans. They allowed me to spend time with some old Army family. I know this may sound a bit like hyperbole, but I feel they have played a key role in recovery. Sometimes we all need help and Veteran's Airlift Command walks the walk and live up to the phrase "I've got your six!"

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello,

Since my injury fighting in Afghanistan VAC has made it possible for my wife and I to travel comfortably to see family and attend unit reunions. Such a great program! also thank you so much to the selfless pilots that volunteer their time to fly us.

SGT Jon Harmon

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Jenna was outstanding representing the VAC for my flight out and back from D.C. to KC. She was amazing showing her support and that of the VAC. I had two great pilots; Mike and Bob. I suffered a TBI from Iraq and was able to get state of the art treatment through a private institution in Bethesda MD: The Brain Wellness and Biofeedback Center (Dr. Mary Lee)/ and treatment paid for by the Brain Wellness Fund-a 501c3 (Beth-"Supporting treatment for our nations heroes with TBI and PTS"). I was able to get parts of my brain working again through a series of these treatments that have not been working since my injury. I cannot thank enough the VAC. They will forever have my gratitude, and be part of a life changing treatment that occurred over six weeks. Thank you soo much for the pilots (Mike and Bob) and VAC support to make this happen.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family was in desperate need of assistance during a time of tremendous challenge. Veterans Airlift command went way above and beyond to provide me with transportation to a facility which I was able to heal. I cannot say enough how much organizations like this make a positive difference in people's lives.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Stellar organization from start to finish. I was in need of a flight from Denver to Kansas City and Veterans Airlift Command stepped up in a big way. This is one smooth and professional operation. Scheduling was easy and seamless. I received timely information on where and when I was to be picked up. The pilots were professional, on time, and welcoming. I truly appreciated the pilots taking the time to talk with me and take all the guess work out of flying with them in their aircraft. The organization follows up with a courtesy call to see how everything went while in their hands. I am very grateful and humbled for the willingness of everyone involved to support veterans and help my family in a time of need. Thank You!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The support that I received from Veterans Airlift Command this past week was beyond exceptional. Due to this great organization, I was able to get a family member's funeral in Texas with little notice. After filling out my request, I literally received a call a few minutes later from Jenna Deibel to see how they could assist. She took care of our arrangements and made sure we got there on time. Today I also received a call from Andrew Lourake to make sure we made it home safely and to ask how I was doing. What a great group of people helping veterans!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you VAC and pilots Eric Whyte and Mike Conley for helping me get home to see my family and attend the funeral of my Grandmother. I havent been home in over 4 years due to medical treatment and being overseas. You guys are great Americans and I am so grateful to be introduced to this great organization. Thank you for all that you do.

Juan15

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are delighted to have been the recipients of a flight to me hometown of Miami, FL after a 6-year absence; I am a double amputee, and the last time my family saw me I still had both my legs; not only did my family get a chance to see me, they also met my two youngest sons. we had the most amazing experience while flying in 'HRF510" from Veterans Evaluation Services, our pilots, Howard Turek and Michael Weimert are the most professional pilots I have ever met, thank you!!!