Air Charity Network
Air Charity Network™ (ACN) provides access for people in need seeking free air transportation to specialized health care facilities or distant destinations due to family, community or national crisis.
Air Compassion for Veterans
Air Compassion for Veterans® serves to ensure that no financially-stressed wounded warrior, veteran, or adversely-affected family member is denied access to:
- Distant, specialized medical evaluation
- Healing and restorative programs
- Programs assisting with reintegration into a productive life
ACV is committed to the ongoing healing process of our nation’s injured veterans. We also provide medical air transportation for older veterans–those serving prior to the OIF/OEF conflict.
Angel Airlines for PTSD Recovery
Angel Airlines for PTSD is a charitable patient airline ticket agency. The organization works with in partnership with Air Compassion for Veterans (ACV). ACV provides air transportation for these wounded warriors, veterans and their adversely affected family members. This transportation provides access to specialized counseling and a variety of treatments they may need in order to eventually reintegrate into society as healthy and productive citizens. We have contacts for that special care; just call us.
Angel Airlines for Veterans
The mission and purpose of Veterans Angel Airlines is to ensure that no financially-needy veteran / active duty military person or their family member(s) is denied access to distant specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, or rehabilitation for lack of a means of long-distance commercial airline transportation.
Angel Flight arranges free air transportation for people that have a medical need that can’t be filled in their local area. Angel Flight serves primarily patients who are traveling from, to or through the states of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and the Carolinas. Our organization believes that the cost of travel should never stand in the way of receiving medical care. Therefore, our angels will take flight to get people to the hope of lifesaving treatment and all of our services are free!
Angel Flight volunteer pilots are ready to act as angels in the lives of others. We are totally committed to our mission of removing the obstacle of transportation for individuals with medical and financial needs.
Armed Forces Foundation - Bereavement Services
The Armed Forces Foundation's Bereavement Program helps to augment funeral costs and travel arrangements for military families in times of mourning.
Arms Outstretched Ministries
Arms Outstretched Ministry together with Dixie Bones Restaurant, provide catered lunch, care packages, and friendship to the wounded warriors, their families and staff at the National Naval Medical Center in the Bethesda, MD. We conduct this ministry monthly. We also provide transportation services in the form of airline tickets, rental car needs, hotel, and food needs to the families of the wounded warriors as funding is available.
Fisher House (Hero Miles)
The nonprofit Fisher House Foundation's Hero Miles program is comprised of individual airlines whose passengers donate their frequent flyer miles to assist service members and their families. Specifically, Fisher House Foundation provides free airline tickets to military men and women who are undergoing treatment at a military or VA medical center incident to their service in Iraq or Afghanistan, and their families.
Heartbeat for Warriors (Washington)
The Emergency Assistance Program provides direct financial support for wounded service members and their families in Washington state. Heartbeat—Serving Wounded Warriors helps with many crises that happen when there is reduced income or delayed military pay:
- Rent is due or past due. Eviction might be an outcome.
- A wounded service member is in the hospital and has no family close by. A close relative can’t visit and offer emotional support because travel expenses are too high.
- Utilities are scheduled for shut-off. There might be no heat in the middle of winter and no warm water for bathing.
- There isn’t enough money to buy food for the whole family.
- A wounded warrior’s parent in another state has a heart attack, but there isn’t money for airfare.
When life crises occur, Heartbeat provides funds to help wounded service members and their families get through the difficult times. No repayment occurs.
Let's Bring 'Em Home
Each year we take donations to purchase plane tickets for junior enlisted military personnel, allowing them the opportunity to fly home and spend the holidays with their families. This program was initially started in December 2001 to show our grateful appreciation to American service members deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and has become an annual tradition ever since.
The season kicks off on Veterans Day 2013. To put in an application at that time, go to www.LBEH.org, click on the tab at the top that says "apply for a ticket", and IF they are open, it will bring up an application for you to fill out. If they are not open, there will be a note usually saying when applications will be open next, with a date and time posted.
We provide travel planning and complimentary airplane tickets to Texas Veterans all over the country.
We also provide travel planning and complimentary airplane tickets to wounded warriors and the families of wounded warriors currently recovering at military hospitals all over the country.
Lastly, we provide a travel booking website for our supporters and friends. When you book with Luke's Wings, it helps finance plane tickets for our Texas Veterans and wounded warriors and their families.
Old Glory Honor Flight
Our mission is to offer our local World War II veterans a memorable, safe and rewarding tour of honor to our nation's capitol. It's a whirlwind tour. This trip happens all in one day and is completely free of charge to the vet! It's our small way to say 'thank you' for their service and sacrifices to this great country. We are also dedicated to making this trip as safe as possible. Trained volunteer 'guardians' are assigned to accompany every veteran. For added safety, we travel with volunteer medical professionals.
Operation First Response
The mission of Operation First Response, Inc (OFR) is to support our nation's wounded Heroes and their families with personal and financial needs. Some assistance may be given for travel expenses to and from major medical facilities.
Operation Homefront - Miles for Military
Operation Homefront is bringing families together again this holiday season! Quicken Loans has donated 400 flights at a minimum of 2,000,000 miles for domestic and international air travel.
If you are an active duty member of the U.S. military, use the application on their website to submit your request to be considered for a free flight home to visit your loved ones or to request flights to have your loved ones visit you.
The program is open to active duty service members, E1-E6 or wounded, ill or injured, any rank.
Operation Ride Home (Jack Daniel's and AYSMCA)
The Jack Daniel Distillery and Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) announced the 2013 kick-off of “Operation Ride Home” to help junior-enlisted service members and their families travel to their homes across the country this holiday season.
Operation Ride Home has assisted 820 service members and their families, a total of 2,040 individuals, travel from their bases to homes across the country to celebrate the holidays the last two years. Troops from every branch of service have been assisted and traveled to 44 of the 50 states.
The famed distillery has once again kicked off the effort with a $100,000 donation and is asking its friends to visit www.jdoperationridehome.com and contribute what they can to help with the campaign. The top-rated charity Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) will partner with military commands and committed volunteers to identify those junior-enlisted service members and families in most need of financial aid and assist them with travel. All donations are 100% tax deductible.
Vouchers for plane tickets (averaging $300-400 per person) or $100 pre-paid debit cards to help with gas, lodging and food for each identified service member and dependent will be provided through the campaign based on the service member and his or her family’s individual circumstances.
Pilots for Christ
Pilots For Christ International is a non-denominational organization of pilots and aviation enthusiasts, dedicated to the promotion of the Gospel through aviation and necessary ground transportation. Free air and ground transportation is available! If you need air or ground transportation, Pilots for Christ might be able to help.
The Homefront Cares (Colorado)
The Wounded Troops/Casualty Assistance Fund pays travel costs and incidental expenses of military family members traveling to visit seriously wounded service members in military hospitals. The same service is extended to family members to attend memorial services of service members killed in action.
The Honor Flight Network
Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America's veterans for all their sacrifices. We transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans – World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill.
Veterans Airlift Command
The Veterans Airlift Command provides free air transportation to wounded 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).
Veterans Airlift Commands Team-Up
Team-Up is an aviation themed mentorship program focusing on post 9/11 combat zone deployed veterans, who are returning to community/civilian life.
Team-Up utilizes a common interest in aviation as a backdrop platform to establish and foster a connection between homecoming combat veterans, and our volunteer aircraft owners, pilots, and community leaders, for the purpose of mentoring, networking, and assisting the veteran’s integration back to civilian life.