In September, Air Compassion for Veterans provided 295 flights for veterans and their family members. 54 of these flights were in direct support of OIF/OEF veterans and their families.
The mission and purpose of Air Compassion For Veterans is to ensure that no financially-stressed wounded warrior / veteran / active duty military person or their family member(s) is denied access to distant specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, or rehabilitation for lack of a means of long-distance medical air transportation. ACV is committed to the ongoing healing process of our wounded warriors and will provide transport for activities that aid in the process as long as needed.
Air Compassion for Veterans flies 300-500 missions monthly in support of wounded warriors and their family members. The influx of wounded warriors during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom is, and has been, a strain on our military medical facilities. Thousands of these wounded men and women need to reach specialized medical facilities, especially as close as possible to their families. The military cannot always provide the needed transportation and other options are not always available. That is when Air Compassion for Veterans can be utilized. We will continue to provide this air transportation at no cost.