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Miles for good
A program of the Fisher House Foundation, Hero Miles collects donated frequentflyer miles to provide wounded, injured, and sick military men and women receiving treatment with free airline tickets to visit home or to have their families visit them. The program has kept families close during difficult times. One such family is the Galeazzis. Captain Gregory Galeazzi lost both of his legs from an IED while serving in Afghanistan. He was sent to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. Thanks to the help of Hero Miles, all of Greg’s family (including his mom and dad, two sisters, three brothers, two brother-in-laws, a sisterin-law, four nephews, a niece, and his girlfriend) have used the program to fly from across the northeast to Texas to be with Greg. “When a family member is injured, all you want to do is get to them and provide any help or comfort,” explains his sister Julia. “The Hero Miles program allowed us to do that. It is not something we use with a sense of entitlement, but rather a sense of immense gratitude to the Hero Miles Program, its partners, and all those who donate their miles.” Echoing feelings of gratitude, Greg’s brother Steve says, “I feel blessed to live in a country whose citizens appreciate the sacrifices that our military personnel make and are willing to show their collective support in a variety of
Captain greg galeazzi
ways — from writing cards and sending care packages to volunteering their time or donating frequent-flyer miles. It makes a huge difference to families like ours who are trying to navigate this difficult journey, and more importantly, to the wounded warriors like my brother who have sacrificed so much.”
the us airways Miles of Hope program allows Dividend miles members to donate their miles to five national nonprofit organizations: uses donated miles to transport disaster-relief workers.
And perhaps most grateful is Greg himself. “Overall, this recovery has been the most challenging experience of my life, and I cannot imagine trying to go through it alone,” he says. “Hero Miles has allowed my family to be where I need them most through these difficult times: by my side.”
donated miles. hero miles program reunites families by providing airline tickets to wounded military members and their loved ones.
Fisher House Foundation
The American Red Cross Keep America Beautiful
uses donated miles to serve the needs of communities through beautifying public lands, planting trees, and more. provides long-distance medical air transport for all medically indigent, low-income, and financially vulnerable patients using
uses donated miles to help grant the wishes of children with lifethreatening medical conditions.
photo courtesy of galeazzi family
Mercy Medical Airlift
members can visit usairways .com/donatemiles to donate miles or learn more about the miles of hope program. customers who are currently not Dividend miles members can sign up at usairways.com.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - August 2012
US Airways - August 2012
Table of Contents
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: Making Waves
Wine & Dine: The American Spirit
Adventure: Reynolds Plantation
Great Escapes: Puerto Vallarta
Tel Aviv: The City That Never Sleeps
Heavy Duty: US Airways Maintenance
Toques Off! Top Chefs on Summer Entertaining
Welcome to Tampa Bay
Driving Force: The First Tee of the Triad
New Vision: Lexington, Kentucky
Best of Education: Salisbury University
Charlotte in 2012: Making a New Economy Possible
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace™
Giving Miles for Good: Fisher House
Window or Aisle?
US Airways - August 2012