HONOR FLIGHT OF CENTRAL OREGON (HFCO)
Honor Flight of Central Oregon (HFCO) is one of 130 regional “hubs” in 44 states participating in the national Honor Flight Network honoring Korean and Vietnam Era War veterans by taking them to Washington, DC to visit THEIR National War Memorials. HFCO is a 501 (c) (3) non-proﬁt, tax exempt organization (IRS EIN 81-1201731). The HFCO service area includes all of Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook counties.
About 190,000 veterans from all wars and from across our nation have participated in the Honor Flight Network program launched 12 years ago. Central Oregon Veterans travel free of charge in appreciation for their service and sacrifice over 6 decades ago. “Guardians” assisting veterans pay HFCO for their lodging, meals, and bus/airline expenses – about $
1,250 Due to increased cost, 2023 cost is TBD. Our trips are reserved for Korean and Vietnam War Era Veterans only.
Time is of the essence to honor as many of them as we can.
To travel on an Honor Flight of Central Oregon trip veterans must:
Have served anywhere in the Armed Forces between June 27, 1950 — January 31, 1955, February 28, 1961 – May 7, 1975 . Live within Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook Counties, Not have visited the National Korean War Memorial in the past, and be physically able to travel and have a Guardian.
We take veterans using wheelchairs, canes, walkers and oxygen. We encourage veterans to have an able bodied family member, relative or friend serve as their guardian. Guardians must be able to push a veteran in a wheelchair. Terminally ill veterans of any war are given top priority under certain conditions. We have medical staff on our trips.
Our Central Oregon Korea and Vietnam Era War Veterans and their Guardians will visit their National War Memorials, U.S. Capitol, WWI, WWII, Lincoln, Vietnam, Navy, Air Force, Marine (Iwo Jima Memorial) memorials, Women in Military Service for America Museum and Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. Our trips are four days in duration: a day traveling from Redmond to Washington, 2 full days in Washington, and part of a day returning to a Heroes welcome at Redmond airport (RDM).
Our next Honor Flight trip is scheduled for September 2023
Dane Prevatt, HFCO Hub Leader: Cell: 720-257-1803,
Mailing address: Honor Flight of Central Oregon,P.O. Box 7963, Bend, Oregon 9770
Don DeLand, HFCO Vice President: Cell: 503-869-0318
Honor Flight of Central Oregon is recognized by the IRS as a 501 (c) (3) Public Charity and State of Oregon as a Public Interest Not for Profit Corporation, EIN 81-12011731.
Contributions to the Honor Flight of Central Oregon are tax deductible.
NATIONAL KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL