The Eastern Iowa Honor Flight is a non-profit 501(C)3 charity dedicated to sending veterans to Washington D. C. to visit historical sites and memorials dedicated to their service. 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. Learn more about the National Honor Flight Network at www.honorflight.org.

The memorials we visit are the WWII, FDR, MLK, Lincoln, Korean War, Vietnam, Arlington National Cemetery, USMC and the USAF Memorial.  The veterans are also taken on a city tour where they are able to see the Smithsonian, Capitol, White House and various other historical buildings.

Meet our Board of Directors


Dick Bell, President
Iowa Army National Guard


Jason Brandon, Vice President
United States Army


Allen Stekl, Board Development
United States Army, United States Navy


Connie Arens, Medical Coordinator
United States Army


Tracy Kading, Secretary
United States Marines


Bruce Adams, Media/PR
United States Air Force


Mike Weaverling, Treasurer



Frank Grizel, United States Army
Photography Coordinator, Webmaster

Tricia Weber
Volunteer Coordinator


Lynette Gittins, Veteran Coordinator
United States Naval Reserves


Mary Seely,
Funding Coordinator

Meet our Advisors


Mike Wilson, Advisor
United States Navy


Roger Uthoff, Advisor
United States Navy

Meet our Coordinators


Allen Stekl,
Board Development Coordinator


Mary Seely,
Funding Coordinator


Frank Grizel,
Photography Coordinator, Webmaster

Bruce Adams,
Media/PR coordinator


Lynette Gittins,
Veteran Coordinator


Tricia Weber,
Volunteer Coordinator

Jim O'Brien,
Medical Coordinator


Connie Arens,
Medical Coordinator


Tammy Walton,
Guardian Coordinator


Becky Croy,
Guardian Coordinator


Kris Hoeger,
Orientation Coordinator


Jean Connor,
Letters to the Veterans Coordinator


Sherayl Brown,
Letters to the Veterans Coordinator


Charlie Ross,
Ground Services Coordinator


Tracy Kading,
Logistics Coordinator