Update on Spring Schedule

From our national office March 18, 2020:

In response to a growing number of calls, emails and messages regarding Honor Flight trips planned for May, the Honor Flight Network Board of Directors met this evening to discuss the current CDC guidelines and outlook for the coming weeks.  Based on the information currently available, the Board has determined to extend the current mandatory suspension of all Honor Flight trips through May 31, 2020.  

Flight Alert

!! FLIGHT ALERT !! From our national office Honor Flight.org:

Today, we announced that the Honor Flight Network will postpone all trips through April 30, 2020 in response to the growing health concerns over the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. The Board of Directors made this difficult decision following an alert issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which advised that adults over the age of 60 are particularly at risk of infection and should avoid all non-essential air travel. Unfortunately, the vast majority of our veterans fall into the CDC’s high-risk category. Many of our veterans also live in community settings, such as retirement homes or assisted living facilities, where the risk of spreading illness is extremely high.

Honor Flight trips are a once in a lifetime opportunity for America’s veterans, but their safety is our highest priority. We will continue to assess if any extension needs to be made beyond April 30 as more information is provided by health authorities. Honor Flight participants with questions about their individual trip should contact their local Honor Flight hub.

Summer break and Fall schedule is posted!!

Good morning Honor Flight Volunteers!!

Your Dulles crew is in the middle of our summer break, enjoying time with family and friends while our flights trickle off until the fall. The summer months are VERY HOT on the National Mall, and the Honor Flight hubs typically find it a little more challenging bringing our great heroes our for a day in DC. There are still a few opportunities to greet with our friends at DCA and BWI, and if you are just itching to get your greeting on, you can find more information about those groups on our “other opportunities to greet” page under volunteering.

Our preliminary fall schedule is posted on the 2019 schedule page!! We are excited to have many of our familiar hubs coming back through IAD, as well as a new one, San Antonio de Valero, kicking us off with a departure from IAD on September 6th. Please know that this schedule will continue to be updated as we get more information throughout the summer. The signups are still being drafted, and there will be another announcement when they go live.

Finally, we do have our summer break away message on email. If you need something, please know that we will get back to you, but at a more relaxed pace in these summer months. We promise we will be back in the swing of things in time to get you all together for our greetings in September. THANK YOU ALL for your dedication and support to our heroes. We couldn’t be more proud of our group, and we continue to love what we do because of all of you!

HAPPY SUMMER!!!! Your Dulles Ground Crew

Last Honor Flight of the Spring is SATURDAY!!

Good evening Everyone, We have our last Honor Flight of the season coming in next Saturday:

6/22– SATURDAY _                                                                                     Roberta               

10.   North Country Honor Flight (NY)                                                  15 Veterans / 15 Guardians           

Arrive:         11:30 AM

Depart:        6:30PM (4:30 PM Return to Airport)

We would LOVE to have as many volunteers as we can get for this LAST Honor Flight for the Spring!! If you can’t join us Saturday, our flights will start up again in late August!!
You can sign up to greet HERE!!
Thank you ALL for coming out!!! 

NEW HONOR FLIGHT ADDED!!

HELLO EVERYONE!!!We recently received information that we have just added a flight to our schedule for next week!!! Here are the details:5/7 – TUESDAY _                                                                                                           Colleen                 4.     Kern County Honor Flight (CO)                                                       105 Veterans / 57 Guardians           Arrive:         BWI         Depart:        5/9 THURSDAY 4:00PM (2:00PM Return to IAD)  ***GROUP ARRIVES INTO BWI BUT, DEPARTS FROM IAD*****

This will be a DEPARTURE ONLY greeting, but we absolutely need greeters!!!There will be gate passes for this flight!!
Please sign up to greet HERE or go to our website www.heroeswelcomeiad.com and look under 2019 schedule.
THANK YOU ALL!!!!

SIGN UPS ARE LIVE!!!

What a happy way to end this beautiful Spring weekend!! The signups to greet our Honor Flights for the season are now live! Please see our 2019 schedule page HERE to sign up to greet!!

A few new features we have added for this year: you will now receive an email confirmation that you have signed up for the flight. You can also go back and modify your sign up after you have completed it.

We hope that these additions will help make our signups easier for everyone. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.

We can’t wait to see you at the airport soon!

Just what you’ve been waiting for!!

*Stretch….yawn* Ahhhhhhh….what a GREAT break it was…but for about the last month, we have been gearing up and getting ready for our 2019 season. Five of your fabulous leaders – Colleen, Roberta, Donna, Lois and Jennifer – attended the new and improved Honor Flight Summit in Baltimore, MD just a few weeks ago and met our newest additions to the Board of Directors! It was an amazing weekend and just what we needed to start preparing to welcome our heroes as only we can at Dulles!

After a few revisions and additions, we have our 2019 schedule – shiny and new – posted on our site here. 

Please NOTE the signups for flights are NOT posted yet. Those will be coming soon!

We have also added our Privacy Policy to the site, as well as revamped some of our pages, so please have a look around and see what you think!

We can’t wait to see you all out at the airport soon! We’ve missed your smiling faces!!!

See You Next Spring!!

We truly can’t thank each and every one of you, our amazing volunteers, enough for all you have done for us. You’ve given your time and your talents to come out to Dulles and see our heroes, surprise them, hug them, and most importantly, THANK THEM for their service to our country. You are absolutely the heart of our organization, and we hope you know how much you mean to us.

So our winter hiatus is upon us. Time to pack up our flags, signs, and even our hugs and take a little break with time to recharge before we come back, stronger than ever, in the spring. Be on the lookout for updates right here, on our website, and if you’re on our distribution list, in email as well.

Have a FANTASTIC Fall, a WARM Winter, and we’ll see you in the Spring!!!

Many Hugs, your Honor Flight Ground Crew at Dulles