Month: June 2007

Mission: Wes Schubert

The following entry was written Katie Pribyl, one of our volunteer pilots from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association: Recently, my colleague, Greg Bowles, and I had the distinct privilege of flying our first VAC mission. We work for the General Aviation Manufacturers Association in downtown Washington, DC and we operate a new Cessna 182. I …

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Mission: Peter Johns

Here’s a note I received last week from one of our pilots, Bill Kendrick: Peter Johns was severely burned about a year ago in an electrical fire while serving on a US Navy carrier. He’s had surgery to reconstruct his face, and his hands are so disfigured that he has to wear gloves. Despite these …

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Mission: Andrew Love

Tuesday June 5th was a significant milestone for USMC Corporal Andrew Love. He walked 100 yards without a walker. The last time I saw him (about three weeks ago) was at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center where he was struggling to walk WITH a walker. The 100 yards he walked on Tuesday was through a …

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Having spent the better part of the last year developing the framework of the Veterans Airlift Command, and now having passed the 100 mission mark, I thought it might be good to begin to write more often about what we do . I have always thought it a good idea to communicate with our volunteers …

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