All Guardians must be in good health and able to do the following:
- Lift 50 lbs.
- Push 200 lbs.
- Transfer Veterans in and out of wheelchairs/seats
- Lift a wheelchair
- Push/pull a wheelchair long distances (the equivalence of 10-15 miles)
- Bend over to tie shoes, or pick up items for Veterans
- Multi-task in order to assist two Veterans if asked
Guardians cannot be a spouse or significant other.
Guardians have to be at least 18 years old and not more than 65 years old.
Guardians may not consume alcohol the day of the flight.
All Guardians must attend Guardian training, which is scheduled on the Sunday before the flight.
Anyone who meets these requirements may apply. There is NO guarantee on selection of Guardians for the flight. Family Guardians must also meet these requirements, but there is still NO guarantee.
The flight, bus tour and meals will be provided FREE to the Veteran, but as a Guardian, we ask a tax-deductible $400.00 donation after your application is approved.
For questions or information concerning Guardians please contact Veteran Coordinator, Kim Rice-Turley at (419) 210-5096 or email her at [email protected].
As of May 3, 2023, ALL airline passengers are required to present a REAL ID compliant license or acceptable alternative identification to pass through security at Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints.
How to Applyas a Guardian
Application Form +
Click the "Apply" button to download the form.
Save it to your computer.
Fill out the form digitally, or print it out and scan the completed form back into the computer.
Email the completed form and any supplementary material to [email protected]