Serving Combat Veterans and Their Families
We provide free, private air transportation to our nation's combat injured veterans for medical or other compassionate purposes through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots.
Help Repay an Enormous Debt
Our combat injured return home to face devastating injuries and long-term hospitalization—often hundreds of miles away from their families. Veterans Airlift Command believes that is no reward for sacrifice. And it’s the reason why we fly combat injured veterans to their medical facilities. It’s why we reconnect them with their families. And it’s why these flights cost them nothing. In our eyes, they’ve already paid the price.
See how we’ve made lifting combat injured veterans our mission—and discover the many ways you can join us.
Veterans Airlift Command has three ongoing needs: planes, pilots, and donations. However you choose to help, you’re actively giving something back over here to our combat injured who sacrificed so much over there.
Tell us today how you’d like to join our mission.
Attend Hero Flight 2022
Join us in Greensboro, Georgia on Nov. 11–12, for our twelfth annual Hero Flight gathering. At the Ritz-Carlton, you’ll get to meet the men and women behind Veterans Airlift Command—everyone from combat veterans and their families to volunteer pilots and owners and sponsors. You will witness firsthand the incredible impact these flights have on our veteran community and hear stories from the heroes we serve.
Learn more about Hero Flight 2022, including sponsorship opportunities.
Air Travel Services for Veterans
Veteran Medical Travel
Transportation related to service-connected medical needs. Convalescent leave included.
Transportation for family members, and close friends, visiting service members and veterans at medical facilities.
Healing and Compassion
Transportation to events that aid in the healing process, including unit reunions.
(We’re long on compassion, short on red tape.)
Review for Veterans Airlift Command, Saint Louis Park, MN, USA – Stoboz
Veterans Airlift Command has flew my family and I back and forth from Virginia Beach, VA to Houston, TX for my cancer checkups since 2018. It really benefited my family that we didn’t have to go through the long TSA lines and layovers that cause me excessive stress and anxiety. I am a retired United
Review for Veterans Airlift Command, Saint Louis Park, MN, USA – Derick Carver
I recently had my 60th surgery after initially losing my leg 9 years ago while in Afghanistan. Without Veteran Airlift Command’s assistance I would have had to settle for inefficient care given the nature of my injuries. I’ve been refused by VA’s and even turned away from another large Military installation. Each issue and event
Review for Veterans Airlift Command, Saint Louis Park, MN, USA – Phillip S Casey
My time after injury in Afghanistan in 2011 where I lost my right leg would have been substantially more complicated without Veterans Airlift Command. They helped my family and I in ways that I am not sure I will ever truly be able to show. Their ability to gather amazing patriots who are willing to