Honoring America’s Veterans

Honor Flight SN (4)

Honor Flight Southern Nevada is a non-profit organization with the mission of escorting WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War Veterans to the memorials in Washington D.C. which are dedicated to the sacrifices they made for our freedom.  We work with veterans in Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, Tonopah, Ely, Mesquite, Laughlin, Pahrump and everywhere in between.  Priority is given to World War II veterans and veterans with a terminal illness

Next Flight is expected to be October 14-16, 2022

If you know a WWII, Korean or Vietnam War veteran that is in poor Health, please contact us to discuss our Virtual Tour program.

Please note:  As of May 3, 2023, Real ID requirements will be enforced. Visit this link for for up to date information:
https://www.dhs.gov/real-id

KTNV Channel 13 Action News produced  a 30 minute documentary about our last flight in May 2019 which you can watch by clicking on the blue link below:

KTNV Channel 13 Honor Flight Southern Nevada Documentary

To Apply:  Please download an application from the application page and mail it in or complete the online application. Once we get an application, we will call you about 45 days before the next flight.

If you have any questions or need more information, please feel free to call us at 702-749-5912 or fax your application to 702-749-5933.  

We have escorted over 460 WWII, Korean War and Vietnam veterans to Washington D.C. since our first flight in October 2013.  

Honor Flight Southern Nevada is a non-profit organization founded in June 2013, as a part of the national Honor Flight Network, created solely to honor America’s Veterans for ALL their sacrifices.  Honor Flight Southern Nevada is an ALL volunteer organization and our mission is simple: to fly our World War II, Korean and Vietnam War veterans to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials that stand in their honor, at no cost to the veterans. 

We escort our heroes to Washington, DC to see how a grateful nation pays tribute to our Greatest Generation!  The World War II Memorial is America’s way of showing our appreciation for their sacrifices, their bravery, their honor, their courage, and acknowledging their efforts that secured our freedom!

Veterans are chosen for the trip on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to WWII veterans and veterans with a terminal illness. This is a three day trip spending the main day at the World War II Memorial, and visiting other Washington D.C. landmarks such as the Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Wall, Lincoln Memorial, the Marine Corps War Memorial and others as time permits.   The remaining two days are spent in travel to and from Washington D.C.

Honor Flight Southern Nevada shall not discriminate based upon a person’s sex, financial status, race, creed, color, religion or ethnic background.

Veterans on a flight are accompanied by trained volunteer guardians, who assist veterans for the day. Veterans MUST be able to take care of themselves while in a hotel room.  Those with dementia or Alzheimer’s are not eligible to make the trip because we are not trained caregivers for these illnesses. However, we would still like to honor these veterans so please contact us for information on how.

Veterans and volunteers interested in applying should visit and read our FAQs section and complete an application here.

We are supported solely through donations and run by volunteers. We have no paid staff.  Our volunteers coordinate fundraising, communication with veterans and volunteers, training, medical supervision, travel to and from Washington D.C., and all transportation, activities and meals in Washington D.C.  We will continue to organize flights as long as we have the financial support to do so.

Many organizations and individuals support Honor Flight Southern Nevada fundraising events.  Please visit our website and Facebook regularly for event information.  Thank you for attending the many fundraising events that support us!

National Honor Flight Network

We are an affiliate of the national Honor Flight Network, which began in 2005 in Dayton, Ohio.  There are now about 130 “hubs,” or cities from which flights originate around the country. National Honor Flight Network provides us with technical and travel support and helps arrange activities in Washington D.C.  We are pleased to be granted tax exempt status from Federal income tax under 501c3 of the internal revenue code.  We are classified as a public charity and our tax number will be made available upon request.

Funds go solely to the operations of this local Honor Flight Southern Nevada program.

We are a proud member of the Honor Flight Network!

Readers Comments (22)

  1. I had the honor to do the Honor Flight Southern Nevada in October 2018 with my daughter as my Guardian. The kindness of the leaders was fantastic. The get together’s after the flight were also great. Well, yesterday, Monday the 21st of June, when I went to my mailbox i got the surprise of my life, well, maybe the 2nd or 3rd best. It was care package. Inside were goodies, the ones I like, and other things. I specially liked the notes written by the young people. Even got one from a 2 year old, (thanks Mom.) Thank you, the people that do all these things for we veterans. God Bless you all

  2. I would like to attend the welcome home in Las Vegas. When and where do we show up?

  3. David a anderson November 7, 2021 @ 5:49 pm

    I am a disable retired Vietnam vet .I spent two years in Vietnam and twenty three yrs in the military and in Vietnam I was assigned to the 1 air cav would love to go on a honor flight before I to old and thank you csm retired david a anderson

  4. BelindaM@honorflightsouthernnevada.org November 8, 2021 @ 2:24 pm

    Good Afternoon Donna,
    Sorry we missed this message.
    However, we were unable to invite the general public to the welcome home due to covid. We are hoping that our flight in April will allow us to have a big welcome home and we would love for you to attend.
    Please check into our Facebook page if you are able, it will keep everyone updated on flight returns.
    Thank you again,
    Belinda

  5. BelindaM@honorflightsouthernnevada.org November 8, 2021 @ 2:32 pm

    Dear Mr. Anderson.
    Thank you for reaching out to us. I sent you an email to let you know how to apply for the program. The application is on the website and the best way to submit it. Look for an email from BelindaM@honorflightsouthernnevada. If you have any questions please let us know.

  6. Met the last flight at the Korean War Memorial…a pleasure to see all the familiar faces and all the Vets.
    Looking forward to 2022 flights

  7. BelindaM@honorflightsouthernnevada.org November 15, 2021 @ 1:25 pm

    Glad you were able to meet the veterans at the Korean War Memorial. It was great to get the veterans back on a flight after almost 2 years without one.

  8. Frank Gerencser March 17, 2022 @ 5:41 pm

    Update on my Status of my request

  9. Frank Gerencser March 17, 2022 @ 5:41 pm

    Update on my Status please

  10. BelindaM@honorflightsouthernnevada.org March 17, 2022 @ 5:47 pm

    Good Afternoon Mr. Gerenscer, We checked on your application and it is still on the waitlist. We are working with veterans for this flight mostly born before 1942 and with older applications. I suspect you should be called early next year at the latest.

  11. Hi my name is Jodee I would like to volunteer for honor flights. I live inMesquite NV. Please like me know if you still need volunteers. Thanks

  12. Judy Hetherington May 16, 2022 @ 8:16 am

    My husband, Dennis Hetherington, a Vietnam Vet thinks he submitted an application a year or so ago. I’m not sure it was received as he didn’t get an acknowledgment. Would you please check. Thank you.

  13. BelindaM@honorflightsouthernnevada.org May 19, 2022 @ 5:45 pm

    Dear Ms. Hetherington we received your husbands application in 2021 when we were restricted to flying due to Covid. We took many of those that had their flights canceled in 2020, due to covid, on our flight we took in April 2022.
    We would expect him to go on the October 2022 flight. We will reach out for him to be interviewed in August. I am not sure why you didn’t receive an acknowledgment, as we normally send out an automated email when applications are received. I do apologize if that was not received.
    I hope this helps and we look forward to taking him on his honor flight.

  14. BelindaM@honorflightsouthernnevada.org May 19, 2022 @ 5:54 pm

    Good Afternoon Jodee.
    Thank you for reaching out. We do not have a program in Mesquite that would allow people there to volunteer. We do have veterans from that area that go on our flights, but we do not have activities in Mesquite. I really appreciate your willingness to volunteer, but I can’t think of how at this time. Sincerely. Belinda

  15. I sent my application in 2020 and hoped for a flight in 2021 but so far have not been called. Is my application still valid or do I need to reapply?

  16. BelindaM@honorflightsouthernnevada.org May 24, 2022 @ 11:11 am

    Good Afternoon Mr. Yee
    I checked our waitlist and we do not have a copy of your application. Would you please use the application online on this website to resubmit for us. We didn’t have any flights in 2020 and a small flight in Oct 2021 of those veterans that were scheduled to go in April 2020 when the flight was canceled due to covid. When we get your application it will go on the wait list. All flights are selected based on the age of the veteran, with WWII having priority. Sorry for any difficulty, but we are not seeing your application. Please resubmit and we will add you to the waitlist.
    Thank you for reaching out.
    Belinda Morse

  17. Greetings,
    Do your flights land at BWI?
    The US Naval Academy would like to welcome the flight. They have done this previously for our Rotary Club of San Jose, Ca.

  18. BelindaM@honorflightsouthernnevada.org June 13, 2022 @ 9:47 am

    Good Morning Patricia Fox,
    Our flights do land at BWI and we would love for individuals from the US Naval Academy to welcome our veterans.
    Please email me directly at BelindaM@honorflightsouthernnevada.org

  19. Dennis H Morgan June 13, 2022 @ 8:21 pm

    I had submitted my Honor Flight Southern Nevada Veteran Application back in 11/25/2019. I just ran into a Veteran today that went on the Honor Flight this past April. He suggested I reach out to you all again to see if I need to fill. out a new application. Please let me know

  20. BelindaM@honorflightsouthernnevada.org June 14, 2022 @ 10:48 am

    Good Morning Mr. Morgan,
    We do have your application and you are still on the waitlist. Most of our veterans that went on the last flight were born before 1943, so we have not gotten to your year yet. We do sometimes take a younger veteran if and older veteran has requested to go with his friend. But usually we go be the oldest veterans on our list first. The list is always changing as we get applications all the time. We still have applications from 2017 the are Vietnam Veterans that we are just getting to. Please bear with us as we do the best we can to get to everyone as soon as possible.
    Rest assure we have your application and will get to you as soon as possible.

  21. Frank H Gerencser July 12, 2022 @ 8:35 am

    Have not heard about my status

  22. BelindaM@honorflightsouthernnevada.org July 12, 2022 @ 10:46 am

    Good Morning Mr. Gerencser,
    Thank you for reaching out. You should have received a letter back in 2020 when you applied. We didn’t have any flights in 2020. In 2021 we took a particle flight due to covid restrictions in October of 2021. That flight was for those who were selected to go in April of 2019 when Covid shut down all flights. We are planning another flight in October this year and as of today your name is not on the list for that flight. The age group for this October flight is 96 – 79. We hope that we will be able to take you next year. Once we get to your name, we will reach out by phone to let you know. Rest assure we have your name on our waitlist and we hope to fly you as soon as we are able. Wishing you well. Thank you for your service to our nation.

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