Guardian Application

Online Guardian Application

To become a Guardian for Honor Flight Southern Nevada, you may submit the online form below or download and execute this PDF of the Guardian Application: Guardian Application.pdf.

PLEASE BE AWARE: The Transportation Security Administration is reminding travelers that beginning May 7, 2025, every traveler must present a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, or another acceptable form of identification, to fly within the United States.

A spouse, significant other or partner of a veteran cannot participate as their guardian.

For more information, please learn about becoming a Guardian.

1. Acknowledgements

Online Guardian Application.

Please read and initial the following statements prior to completing and submitting this online application.

Guardians play a significant role in ensuring a safe and memorable experience for each Veteran. In order to be considered for the Guardian position, the applicant must:

I acknowledge that I am not the spouse, significant other or partner of my veteran.
Be between the ages of 18-70 years old. [Individuals under 18 and over 70 who apply are subject to further review.]
Be physically fit and able to participate in a demanding day. Able to push 300lbs. in a wheelchair for 6 hours and be able to lift 70lbs., if necessary [Pushing a wheelchair, extensive walking, extreme weather]
Attend a MANDATORY Guardian Training session prior to the flight day. [Typically the training is two weeks prior to flight.]
Pay the $1,000 Guardian Fee. Fees must be paid to HFSN six (6) weeks prior to flight date. [Please note this fee covers the actual expenses for the Guardian.]

We often have more guardian applicants than we have seats available. Guardian selection will be confirmed. If you are not chosen for the flight, your name will go on the Guardian wait list. You will be contacted two months before a flight.

2. Guardian Information

Guardian Information
Provide your name as shown on driver's license or gov't issued ID
Individuals under 18 and over 70 who apply, are subject to review and may be interviewed by Honor Flight Southern Nevada staff members.
You will be provide a Honor Flight Southern Nevada T-shirt to wear on the trip.

3. Emergency Contact

Emergency Contact Information
Please provide who HFSN may contact in the event of an emergency.

4. Guardian Service History

Military History
A completed Veteran Application must be submitted by the Veteran.
Honor Flight Trip Information
As the flight day progresses, we have found that Veterans may need more assistance with ambulation and transfers.
Some veterans may require to be in a wheelchair all day.
(Airplane, Charter Bus, Bathrooms)

5. Medical Information

Medical Information
Please document your medical history or conditions that would impact your travel.

6. Release

PLEASE REVIEW CAREFULLY:
I, hereby authorize HFSN and the HFN to investigate my qualifications for the purpose of evaluating whether I am qualified for the volunteer position for which I am applying. I understand that HFSN and the HFN may utilize an outside firm or firms to assist it in checking such information, and I specifically authorize such an investigation by information services and outside entities of the company’s choice. I also understand that I may withhold my permission and that in such a case, no investigation will be done, and my application for this volunteer position will not be processed further. *If under 18, parents/guardian must also sign and date below.
PLEASE READ ALL PROVISIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE ACKNOWLEDGING: The undersigned acknowledges and agrees that: 1. As photographic and video equipment are frequently used to memorialize and document Honor Flight Southern Nevada (HFSN) and the Honor Flight Network (HFN) trips and events, his/her image may appear in a public forum, such as the media or a website, to acknowledge, promote or advance the work of HFSN and the HFN program. I hereby release the photographer and HFSN and the HFN from all claims and liability relating to said photographs, I hereby give permission for my images captured during HFSN and the HFN activities through video, photo, or other media, to be used solely for the purposes of HFSN and the HFN promotional material and publications, and waive any rights or compensation or ownership thereto. 2. I further state that medical insurance is the responsibility of the veteran, guardian, or volunteer, and I understand that HFSN, the HFN, and the provider of free private aircraft (“Flight Provider”) do NOT provide medical care. I understand that I accept all risks associated with travel and other HFSN and the HFN activities and will not hold HFSN, the HFN, or the Flight Provider responsible for any injuries incurred by me while participating in the HFSN and the HFN program. 3. In consideration of being permitted to participate in any way in HFSN and the HFN travel and activities, I, for myself, my heirs, personal representative or assigns, do hereby release, waive, discharge, and covenant not to sue HFSN and the HFN, its officers, employees, and agents including, without limitation, Belinda Morse, from liability from any and all claims including the negligence of HFSN and the HFN, its officers, employees and agents, resulting in personal injury, accidents, or illnesses (including death) and property loss arising from, but not limited to, participation in the travel and activities. 4. I acknowledge that participation in the HFSN and the HFN travel and activities carries with it certain inherent risks that cannot be eliminated regardless of the care taken to avoid injuries. I have read the previous paragraphs and I know, understand, and appreciate these and other risks that are inherent in the travel and activities. I hereby assert that my participation is voluntary and that I knowingly assume all such risks. Accordingly, I also agree to INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HFSN and the HFN and Board Members and Guardians HARMLESS from any and all claims, actions, suits, procedures, costs, expenses, damages and liabilities, including attorney\'s fees brought as a result of my involvement in the HFSN and the HFN travel and activities and to reimburse them for any such expenses incurred. The undersigned further expressly agrees that the foregoing waiver and assumption of risks agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the law of the State of Nevada and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect. I have read this waiver of liability, assumption of risk, and indemnity agreement, fully understand its terms, and understand that I am giving up substantial rights, including my right to sue. I acknowledge that I am signing the agreement freely and voluntarily, and intend by my signature to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law.

Becoming A Guardian

You may just end up with a once in a lifetime friendship. These two were complete strangers a couple of months ago.
Guardians: An Essential Element
Guardians are essential to the success of the Honor Flight Southern Nevada Program. Without these hard working individuals we would not be able to carry out the dreams of so many veterans, enabling them to see the memorials built in their honor.  Guardians will have a great time, seeing these memorials through these heroes’ eyes.  The Guardian is responsible for all of their expenses, paid to Honor Flight Southern Nevada. An application must be completed to be considered. Spouses or Significant others may not go as guardians unless they are a veteran. Typically during our trips, we try to pair up veterans either one-on-one or two-to-one guardian, if they are able bodied veterans. Even before the veterans arrive at the airport, the guardian’s responsibilities begin with flight preparation and going over their packets of material. Once the veterans start to arrive, guardians will ensure boarding passes and IDs are available, distribute Honor Flight Network shirts, get the veterans through security and to the gate, assist in boarding, etc.

Guardian Application details

PDF form submission instructions are detailed on the PDF form. A Guardian payment will be required. Guardian payments are a reimbursement for the costs associated with the trip.  Please consult your tax representative to determine if it is considered a donation. We cannot advise you on tax information.

Ways to pay:
PayPal
Check by mail.
Payable to: Honor Flight Southern Nevada
Mail to: 6720 N. Hualapai Way Suite 145-176 Las Vegas, NV 89149

The current Guardian payment amount is provided in the PayPal link above. Please check with the Guardian Coordinator if you are unsure of  your Guardian Status.

Because of the role of the guardians, it is important guardians are able to push a wheelchair all day – up inclines, lift a wheelchair on and off the bus, help should someone fall and in general be observant at all times to what is going on with the veterans.  Spouses may not serve as guardians. There are physical requirements for Guardians and it is not to be taken lightly.

From the moment the veterans are in our hands until we return them to their loved ones in the evening, guardians will be asked to treat these heroes as if they are family and ensure that every veteran has a safe, memorable, and rewarding experience. Guardians are volunteers and are expected to pay for their trip.  It may seem odd to pay to volunteer as a Guardian, but we could not make these trips possible without the Guardian paying for their expenses.  Fundraising goes to pay for the veterans as they are to pay nothing out of pocket for this trip.  Prices will vary depending on the departure city and airline fares.

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