At Flight of Gratitude, our mission is to help veterans get the treatment they need. It is even more special taking a veteran home following treatment. That was the case with Chris, a #Marine #Veteran who was returning home to #Ohio. It was extra special to talk with Chris about his time in the #service since he was an aircraft inspector. Chris took advantage of the smooth skies to catch a few zzz's, so no interview video. Best wishes for a wonderful future! https://www.
Charlene is a #Marine #veteran who operated forklifts and other heavy machinery. Charlene needed a flight from Norwood, MA to Coastesville, PA where she will spend some time at the VA facility. Charlene was an amazing passenger and we hope to be able to take her back to Massachusetts! #SemperFi #Military #Gratitude #ServingThoseWhoServed #MarineCorps #AnchoreGlobeAndAnchor
Brandon is a 14-year #veteran of the #USNavy who is beginning a rehab program in Elmira, NY. Brandon was flown from Concord, NC to Luray Caverns, VA by Angel Flight North East pilot Nevin Showman. During our flight, Brandon and I discuss his time in the Navy, his father who used to fly a Cessna, and what Brandon has been doing since leaving the Navy in 2014. #AnchorsAway #Military #Gratitude #ServingThoseWhoServed
Winston Reed is a Navy veteran who served on the Spadefish and Toledo submarines. He was able to walk (and snowboard) on the North Pole! Winston completed a 7-week program at the Cincinnati, OH VA facility, and was anxious to return home to his wife and 2 daughters. Winston continues to serve his community as a fireman and paramedic. Winston's leisure activities include painting, hiking, and teaching his daughters horseback riding. It was a pleasure being able to help Wi
Preston is a Marine veteran who completed a 2-month program for PTSD. Many soldiers like Preston have a difficult with the transition from military life to civilian life. Now Preston is ready to get back on track by finding a job and studying cyber security. Flight of Gratitude was pleased to be allow Preston a stress free method of transportation from the Pittsburgh area to Vermont. What would have been a nearly 9 hour drive was a flight of just over 2 hours. #SemperFi #
Jerry is a fellow Army Paratrooper Veteran who has battled numerous challenges. Jerry lost a teenage daughter in a drowning accident, a stillborn grandchild, had a son seriously injured in a car crash, and another son battle addiction; all while battling his own cancer for over 20 years. Jerry's written a book about his ordeal and it's available on Amazon here. It was a pleasure to fly Jerry from Richmond, VA (KRIC) to Teterboro, NJ (KTEB) to allow Jerry to see a specialis