The HonorAir flight in April 2020 will honor East Tennessee women veterans. The itinerary will be changed to include the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Washington DC built to honor their service. The Women's Memorial is the only major national memorial honoring all women who have defended America throughout history since the Revolutionary War.
According to Eddie Mannis, Chairman of HonorAir, "This will be our 30th flight. I wanted to focus on women veterans as 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment that guaranteed and protected women's constitutional rights and gave them the right to vote.." The flight will also honor Avonia B. Thress of Hamblen County whose estate made a significant contribution to HonorAir.
A prohibition on women serving in combat was in effect during the Vietnam War and beyond. It was not until 2015 that all combat positions were open to them. Consequently, the flight is open to women veterans with priority given to those serving their country through 1992 .
**This flight is currently FULL. All female veterans that fill out an application will be added to the stand-by list.
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Are you a veteran that would like to join HonorAir Knoxville on one of our trips? Maybe you would like to offer your services as HonorAir Volunteer Escort or Sam Hardman Student Ambassador. Here are the applications you need:
IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE WITH THE APPLICATIONS, PLEASE LET US KNOW
HERE - OR BY CALLING US TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION: 865-859-9279
KOREAN WAR VET
Korean War veteran? All Korean War veterans are eligible to fly with HonorAir. Click the link below to download your application:
All veterans who served in WWII are eligible to participate on an HonorAir flight. Click the link below to download the WWII application:
Vietnam veterans from East Tennessee that served in-country are eligible to fly on an HonorAir flight. Click the link below to download the application:
Volunteer Escorts play a significant role on every trip, ensuring that every veteran has a safe and memorable experience. Duties include, but are not limited to, physically assisting 3-4 veterans at the airport, during the flight and at the memorials. The fee for a Volunteer Escort is a minimum contribution of $500 per trip and is payable upon your acceptance as a
Download the Volunteer Escort application below:
HonorAir Knoxville will be accepting a maximum of 4 students escorts per flight. The fee for a Volunteer Escort is waived for Students. Applicants must submit a short essay explaining why this trip is of importance to them. Duties include, but are not limited to, physically assisting the veterans at the airport, during the flight and at the memorials.
Download the Sam Hardman Student Ambassador application below:
TROUBLE DOWNLOADING THE APPLICATION?
If you experience any issues downloading the correct application, printing it out or any other issues, HonorAir can email or mail the application to you.
Click HERE to let us know -OR- call 865-859-9279.