Highlighted back in January 25th (post entitled “A Story of Servitude”), The Veterans Airlift Command (VAC) is once again demonstrating the generosity and support of the general aviation community to the men and women serving our country.
This national grassroots movement has grown to include over 1,500 volunteer aircraft owners and pilots, donating time and resources to be a part of the healing process. For wounded soldiers, being reunited with family and friends helps with the recovery process as they come to grasp with their injuries. For many, the logistics of traveling home or the cost associated with having family members and friends flown to medical centers for visits is beyond their means. VAC provides free air transportation to wounded soldiers, veterans and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes through their network, no questions asked. Members such as Phil Tholen feel honored being involved with such a cause stating, “They were wounded because they were defending us and our freedom and anything I can do to give back I want to do”.