NEWS
Flight 6 Announced

Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois is proud to announce the 6th mission to Washington D.C. will depart on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from Veterans Airport in Marion.

Veterans Honor Flight is currently seeking a flight sponsor to help in funding this flight.

Anyone interested in sponsoring should email contact@veteranshonorflight.org.

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Flight 5 Deadlines

Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois announced Flight 5 will depart on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Flight 5 is made possible by a donation from Ms. Mary Nell Chew.

Veteran Application Deadline: March 22, 2019

Guardian Application Deadline: March 22, 2019

Guardian Mandatory Training Date: April 13, 2019

Veteran Medical Evaluation Date: April 27, 2019

Mail Call Deadline: April 26, 2019

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VHF Announces Fully-Funded 5th Flight Set for May 14

On February 1, Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois chairman Bryan Questelle announced Mission 5 -- the 5th flight to Washington D.C. honoring our nation's veterans -- would be departing Marion on May 14, 2019.

Mary Nell Chew presents the Honor Flight Board of Directors with a check for $83,000, fully funding Flight 5 set for May 14, 2019.

Making the flight possible was an $83,000 donation from Mary Nell Chew of Carbondale. Ms. Chew originally applied to be a [...Read more]

Vogler Ford-Lincoln Donates to VHF
Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois wishes to thank the Vogler Motor Company for its generous contribution to Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois. On Saturday October 20th, Vogler hosted a test drive campaign where each test drive given generated a donation to Veterans Honor Flight through the Lincoln Driven to Give Program. Vogler Sales Manager Kern Weshinskey and Tim Hirsch presented a check today in the amount of $2,500 to Veterans Honor Flight officials. Dale Poiter, a Veteran who traveled on Veterans Honor Flight's 3rd mission in April of this year [...Read more]
Welcome Home Celebration Parking Information

Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois to team up with Rides Mass Transit District for Oct. 16 welcoming home ceremony

Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois and Rides Mass Transit District have teamed up to provide park-and-ride services to and from several locations to Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois for the Oct. 16 welcoming home event in Marion. RMTD buses will depart the parking locations listed below throughout the event approximately every 15 minutes beginning at 5 p.m.

Designated Pickup Locations

  • Sam’s Club
  • Cornerstone Church
  • Community of Faith Church
Members of the public can gain access to the buses at the pickup locations near the front of the designated stops. All of the buse [...Read more]
Flight 4 Deadlines
Veteran Applications: August 24, 2018 Guardian Applications: August 24, 2018 Guardian Training: Sat. September 15, 2018 Veteran Medical Evaluations: Sat. September 29, 2018 [...Read more]
VHF Announces 4th Flight Honoring Veterans
"It's nothing short of amazing to be able to announce this..." Chairman Bryan Questelle stated as he announced Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois will make it's fourth flight to Washington D.C. this fall honoring veterans across Southern Illinois. "With the sponsorships from Wal-Mart, Peoples National Bank, Pass One Hour, and many others we can announce Flight 4 will be October 16, 2018." Questelle announced. Recent sponsorships from Wal-Mart, Peoples National Bank, Pass One Hour Heating & Cooling along with others have resulted in sufficient funding to secure a fourth flight. Area Wal-Mart stores along with partners have donated o [...Read more]
Flight 3 Welcome Home Celebration Parking Information

Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois to team up with Rides Mass Transit District for April 24 welcoming home ceremony

Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois and Rides Mass Transit District have teamed up to provide park-and-ride services to and from several locations to Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois for the April 24 welcoming home event in Marion. RMTD buses will depart the parking locations listed below throughout the event approximately every 15 minutes beginning at 5 p.m.

Designated Pickup Locations

  • Sam’s Club
  • Cornerstone Church
  • Community of Faith Church
Members of the public can gain access to the buses by being at the pickup locations at the front of the designated stops. All of the buses are [...Read more]
Wheelchair Banner Deadline for Flight 3
Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois has announced April 10, 2018 will be the last day for Wheelchair Banner purchases to be on Flight 3. Flight 3 is currently scheduled for April 24, 2018 and will transport over 65 veterans to Washington DC. Wheelchair banners directly help offset the cost of transporting our veterans and can be purchased online by clicking here. [...Read more]
Flight 3 Important Dates
The following dates are subject to change: February 16, 2018 - Application Deadline (Veterans & Guardians) March 24, 2018 - Guardian Training April 7, 2018 - Veteran Medical Evaluation April 24, 2018 - Flight Day  

Flight Slotting & Guardians:

Veterans will be slotted on Flight 3 on February 20, 2018 and we will begin notifying veterans on that date via mail. Veterans without a chosen guardian will be assigned a guardian after they have confirmed they can fly. Guardians selected will be notified prior to training on March 24. Guardian Training is free, but requires a ticket. Tickets will be available online at a later date to ensure adequate space for the guardians attending. Guardians must pay the $600 guardian fee at training to be able to fly. G [...Read more]