Our 2023 flight season came and went with a few challenges and learings. We had our first flight layover due to weather. Fortunately, our 'Plan B' kicked into action and the Veterans enjoyed an extra day in DC with some new stops.
We are looking at a robust 2024 flight season beginning in April with two flights in the spring and two more in the fall. We still have around 200 Veterans on the waiting list and are working to keep up with the applications.

A Veteran's Day messsage from our Honor Flight Bay Area President

The HFBA President, Carl Stewart - USNR, gives thanks to our Veterans.

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KSBW: Local Bay Area Veterans visit national war memorials

Veterans' Voices of Contra Costa

Join us as we discuss Honor Flights, exploring the purpose, tradition, and meaning behind them.

Hosted by Nathan D. Johnson.

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Honor Flight - Veterans go to Washington D.C.

The trip of a lifetime for a small group of veterans from WWII, the Korean and Vietnam wars.

Excerpt from the article: "I have taught Travel Marketing and Hospitality at University, lectured all over the world, write a travel blog, contribute to travel magazines and have been President of several Travel Organizations but this time, I am writing about a very unique trip which my husband, a Lt. Colonel (retired) in the U.S. Marine Corp recently took along with other special people, United States Military veterans from various services"....

By: Maureen Jones (

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Bay Area Veterans Honored With Flights To D.C. Memorials

Excerpt from the article:
The Iwo Jima memorial will mean a lot to Joseph Manfrey, since he helped forces land on those beaches.
“I had a few friends — Marines — they were lost. Makes you sad. There’s never getting over that, is there? No,” he said.

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Dick Abbott with article with Los Altos Town Crier

Excerpt from the article:
Los Altos resident Richard Abbott didn’t have much choice when it came to serving in World War II.
“My father was a Navy man,” said Abbott, 92. “It was either getting drafted or joining the Navy, so I joined the Navy.”

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KSBW: Central Coast WWII vets depart for mission to DC