Eastern Iowa Honor Flight is a non-profit organization dedicated to sending local Veterans to Washington D. C. to visit various historical sites and war memorials. (Learn more about the National Network at www.honorflight.org)
These memorials include the WWII Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, USMC Memorial, USAF Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery. The WWII Veterans are also taken on a city tour where they are able to see the Smithsonian, Capitol, White House and various other historical buildings.
We proudly serve the Veterans of Linn, Jones, Benton, So. Tama, Iowa, Johnson, Marshall, Jasper, Poweshiek and Washington Counties.
Veterans from surrounding areas are welcomed if they are able to fly out of The Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids.
Since Eastern Iowa Honor Flight began in 2009, we have transported more than 1,500 Iowa Veterans from Cedar Rapids to Washington, D.C.
Eastern Iowa Honor Flight Board of Directors:
Allen Stekl, president (United States Army)
Dick Bell, vice president
George Rickey, media services
Mick Langguth, ground services
Anita Munson, orientation/funding co-ordinator
Rob Myhlhousen, flight services
Mandie Wagner, veteran coordinator
Tricia Weber, volunteer coordinator
Tracy Kading, board member (United States Marine Corps)
Jason Hicok, website coordinator
Sherry Mattison, Letters to Vets Coordinator
Connie Arens, assistant medical coordinator
Jim O’Brien, medical coordinator
Tracy Kading, secretary
Cheryl King, guardian coordinator
Eastern Iowa Honor Flight Advisors:
Arlo Meyer, WWII veteran and advisor (United States Navy)
Mike Wilson, WWII veteran and advisor (United States Navy)
Mary Clapp, advisor (United States Army)
Roger Utoff, advisor (United States Navy)