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Shannon Chambers
Director, Marketing & Communications

Giving Back to Our Combat Wounded Veterans

Alexandria, VA, March 22, 2013 – The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is proud to announce its continued partnership with the Veterans Airlift Command (VAC) to help provide air transportation to our Nation’s combat wounded veterans and their families.

The brave men and women who have been wounded in combat are often in need of ongoing medical treatment far from their homes, loved ones, and fellow soldiers. VAC coordinates the transportation of these wounded veterans and their families utilizing a network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots who donate their time and equipment. Today, the VAC consists of over 2,200 aircraft owners and pilot volunteers.

This year, NATA and its members will support the VAC through a special fund, NATA Wings for Warriors, which allows NATA members to donate time and needed funds to the organization.

“NATA members will continue to be significant partners in this meaningful and rewarding endeavor. Our dedication to supporting the efforts of the VAC is a token of our sincere appreciation to these brave soldiers who have sacrificed so much on the field of battle,” said NATA President and CEO Tom Hendricks. Last year, NATA and its members generously contributed more than $15,000 to the Veterans Airlift Command.

What can you do to help?

  • Make a personal or corporate contribution to the NATA Wings for Warriors, click here.
  • Share the VAC mission with fractional 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, click here.

You can show your support for the VAC at NATA’s 2013 events including the Aviation Business and Legislative Conference to be held April 22 – 23, and the Air Charter Summit to be held June 17 – 19. For more information on these events, click here.

For the latest news on the VAC and to read stories from veterans and their families regarding the critical work of the VAC, click here.

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