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“They’ve got heart. They need wings.” NATA Air Charter Summit Raised Funds for Wounded Warriors N ATA partnered with the Veterans Airlift Command (VAC) to raise funds for wounded warriors at the recent NATA Air Charter Summit in Dulles, Virginia. As you may already know, the Veterans Airlift Command is a charitable organization that provides free air transportation to wounded warriors, veterans, and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes. NATA and VAC have established a special fund, NATA Wings for Warriors, for NATA members and friends to contribute to the organization. The VAC has flown over 3,880 veterans more than 2.2 million miles since its inception five years ago. Here are only a few examples of the amazing missions the VAC has completed in the past several months: ■■ In June, an Army medic who was seriously injured in Iraq was flown from her home in North Carolina to see her son graduate from high school in Florida. The former combat medic has had nine surgeries and four years of rehabilitation since returning from Iraq. Without the VAC, she would not have been able to see her son graduate. ■■ In April, VAC helped make it possible for one Air Force and two Army enlisted men from the 59th Warrior Transition Battalion to participate in the annual Bataan Death March Memorial hike through the White Sands Missile base. The hike is almost 30 miles in the heat of the New Mexico desert. The young men participated in the hike with various combat-related injuries; one did so with a prosthetic leg. ■■ In January, a veteran who lost part of his left leg, his whole right leg, and his left hand, was flown to his hometown in Indiana to a hero’s welcome. Commercial ■■ transportation would have been too difficult for him at that time. His hometown held a special benefit to support the veteran. Last November, three soldiers had just returned injured from a nine-month tour in Afghanistan and had not yet been able to see their families. A VAC mission sent all three men home in time to spend Thanksgiving with their families. What can you do to help VAC continue their important missions? Make a personal or corporate contribution to the NATA Wings for Warriors fund by visiting the VAC website. ■■ Share the VAC mission with fractional share owners and card program members. Ask them to donate unused flight hours to the VAC. ■■ Give a corporate gift of flight hours to the VAC. ■■ Help raise awareness of the VAC with your aircraft owner and pilot friends and colleagues. Our servicemen and women are returning from Iraq, Afghanistan, and other conflict-torn areas in need of compassion. All of our soldiers deserve our respect, but those who are wounded serving our country especially need comfort and care. Won’t you join NATA in supporting the Veterans Airlift Command, so wounded warriors can receive medical treatment and heal in the presence of their families and friends? Make a donation today or visit www.veteransairlift.org to learn more. ■■ * Veterans Airlift Command is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Aviation Business Journal | 3rd Quarter 2011 19 http://www.veteransairlift.org

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