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Our mission is simple - To Fly as many World War II, Korean Veterans and Veterans that are 65 years of age or older, no matter if they served in a "war" or not. We will not leave anyone behind... The Veterans will be scheduled by date of birth, the most elder Veterans will travel first.
The trip is at no cost to the Veterans and we are currently looking for Vets in the Tri-State area. We are accepting applications from all Vets that are age 65 or older. World War ll veterans have top priority and will be moved to the top of the waiting list. All Korean veterans will be taken in order of receipt of their applications. The list is long, but the first step is to fill out an application on this website. See the area to the left and click onto the veteran application.
If you prefer a paper application, please call the hotline number and leave a message.
The Hotline number is: 513-277-9626.
We are also accepting guardian applications. Guardians can be family members, no spouses - ages 18-64. Guardians are interested patriotic citizens that would like to escort these vets to see their memorials at their own expense.
Veterans may wish to take family members or friends, but applications must be sent in with the veteran's application to be considered. All guardians, whether they are family members or patriotic citizens interested in helping, will pay the guardian fee. All guardians over the age of 64 will be required to fill out an additional medical form ( mailed when the guardian is scheduled for a flight ) to participate in the program.
Both forms are available on line with the links to the left and or can also be printed out in a pdf form and mailed to the Headquarters. Honor Flight Tri-State, 8627 Calumet Way, Cincinnati, OH 45249
Applications in hard copy are also available by calling the hotline number and leaving a full name and address of the persons or persons wanting to travel with us - an application will be forwarded immediately. The cost for guardians in 2015 is $440 . The fee is not due until you are scheduled for a flight (please do not send payment at the time of application ). After we receive your application, we will put your name on the waiting list.
All veterans and guardians will be called when their names come to the top of the waiting list. A phone interview will be conducted at that time.
All veterans are screened additionally with a medical form ( Form # 2) that must be completed and filled out by their primary care physician. This will be forwarded to you after the phone interview.
This is a long day but a long time coming - and we must be sure that the veterans can endure this type of trip / tour. The safety and honor of our veterans is our top priority.
Wheelchairs are available at no cost to the veterans, BUT all veterans participating in an Honor Flight Tri-State trip must be able to go up and down the steps of a tour bus ( 14 times on the day of the trip ), and be able to board a commercial airplane by walking down the aisle. Veterans must be strong enough to be away from home for 18 hours. We do not have the capacity to take wheelchair bound veterans or veterans using motorized scooters. Those needing canes will be considered but no walkers on the trips.
If a veteran needs a walker, we recommend that you use a wheelchair for the whole day. Those needing wheelchairs for long distances are good candidates for Honor Flight but we must repeat - all veterans must be able to ambulate up and down 6 steps of a bus numerous times during the day and also be able to ambulate down the aisle to board and be comfortably seated in a commercial aircraft.
We do have a list for the 2015 flying season , but applications are still being taken at this time. If you know of any veterans that would be interested in flying with us, please contact us on the hotline 513-277-9626.
For many of the surviving veterans, a trip to Washington DC to see their memorials is not financially or physically possible by themselves. This is the mission of Honor Flight Tri-state - to make these dreams of as many veterans as we can. If a veteran does not have a family member or friend to accompany them , we have many qualified and anxious guardians ready to assist them on their trip of a lifetime. These guardians are available for all trips and we supply them.
All flights include : Air fare, bus tour, an Honor Flight Tri-State signature t-shirt ( which must be worn on the trip ), name badge souvenier,3 meals, and assigned guardians on a one day trip. Veterans and guardians must arrive at the CVG terminal at the assigned time and we take care of everything from there. All veterans must have their own transportation to and from the airport. Guardians will be asked to attend a guardian meeting one week before their flight.
The Honor Flight Tri-State Team wishes to thank our many sponsors without who, this program would not be made available to our treasured veterans. The Simply Money Foundation, Emery Community Foundation has given us extraordinary help in sponsoring many trips in 2014 and we want to thank them . With the generous support of Nathan Bachrach and Ed Finke of the 'Simply Money Show' featured each night on 55 KRC, and their listeners. The message of Honor Flight Tri-State has spread to other corporate sponsors. We are overwhelmed with their generosity.
Many corporate sponsors can be found on our Honor Roll section on this website. With the outstanding of the Greater Cincinnati community, Honor Flight Tri-State will be able to continue taking World War ll and Korean veterans to their memorials in 2015. Corporate Sponsorship packets available upon request. Call 513-277-9626 for further information.
To donate to the Honor Flight Tri-state program, you can do so online using our secure PayPal Payment System (Click Here to Contribute). Checks or money orders may be mailed directly to the Headquarters : 8627 Calumet Way, Cincinnati, OH 45249. All donations are tax deductible and you will be sent a written receipt for your tax purposes.
From all of the volunteers staff and the Board of Directors of Honor Flight Tri-State we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts ! You have made it possible to take over 2,500 local veterans on the trip of a lifetime!
"Honor Flight Tri State is a member of the National Honor Flight Network"