Help us find our Veterans

Sunday, November 13th, 2016 @ 6:24PM

The Permian Basin Honor Flight is looking for Veterans from WWII, Korean and Vietnam wars to go on the next Honor Flight. Applications can be found under the Applications Tab. We are also looking for sponsors. Thanks so much for making this possible.

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Jeff Coulter
November 15, 2016 at 8:04 am

I am retired Army and a veteran of Desert Storm and Afghanistan. I have submitted applications as a veteran and as a guardian with no response.

Kathy Swindler
March 15, 2017 at 9:22 pm

Letters are just now going out. The older Veterans are chosen first and most have family members as their guardians..then our older Vietnam Vets. If you can find a WWII or Korea era Veteran and apply to be their guardian, that would insure your place on the mission. You would also be honored as a Veteran. Thank you for your service.

DeAnna K Moore
November 22, 2016 at 4:37 pm

Kenneth R Moore. USMC. VietNam War Veteran. I am interested in completing an application for him as a candidate for your Honour Flight out of Midland TX in 2107. He would sponsored by His Son CARY Holt from FT Worth TX. He is a former USAF AD . I am a former US Army Sergeant who served in Berlin behind the Iron Curtain. We are a family of veterans!!
Best Regards.
DeAnna Moore. 7133019225.

DeAnna K Moore
November 22, 2016 at 4:40 pm

I apologize. His name is Kenneth E Moore Jr. Sergeant USMC. TOD VietNam Conflict.
Spouse to DeAnna K Moore

Kathy Swindler
March 15, 2017 at 9:17 pm

Someone will contact you asap.

Robert Martin
March 2, 2017 at 9:04 pm

This is my dad, he was in Korea and Vietnam Wars, he lives in Abilene Texas. He would like some information about doing the honor flight, can you give me some information for him, where to go or who to talk to, Thanks
Richard Martin

Kathy Swindler
March 5, 2017 at 5:06 pm

Great! We will have someone contact you by email asap. Thanks!

Mike Medina
March 15, 2017 at 3:52 pm

My son, Angel Medina ask me if I would be interested in going on the honor flight. I said I would I would be honored.

I am a Vietnam veteran. I served with the 173rd Airborne Division, Recon. I served in 1969. I am on Oxygen and that may disqualify me. Thanks.

Kathy Swindler
March 15, 2017 at 9:04 pm

Not necessarily. Someone will contact you very soon. Thank you for your service!

JK Johnson
April 1, 2017 at 6:36 pm

My dad who lives in Odessa was in the Navy during the Korean war. Is it too late for the May 2017 application?

Kathy Swindler
September 24, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Hi JK. It appears that this email got lost on the website. I hope you contacted us elsewhere. If you have not already done so, please email us at

Martha Farnsworth
September 30, 2017 at 1:55 pm

My dad, Billy Bundick, is a Korean Conflict veteran. He is hoping to go on the next Honor Flight. I need to find out what we need to do to make that happen.

Kathy Swindler
December 10, 2017 at 2:16 pm

You can download an application from this website. We’d also love to have you come to our next general meeting at the Atmos Energy Community Meeting room at 6pm on Monday, January 9. You can find out more. We also serve refreshments. Thanks!

Alvin C . Mize
October 15, 2017 at 11:18 am

I am inquiring for information about the next honor flight to Washington ,D.C. . for my friend ,ALVIN (Cotton ) Mize , from Big Spring , Texas . He was in the air force in the 40’s , and is now 91 years old . Please send me information so that he can plan on the opportunity to make the next trip. Thank you , Friend and companion ,Carolyn Mertz

Kathy Swindler
December 10, 2017 at 2:15 pm

You can download an application from this website and send it in. Our next general meeting is Monday, January 9, at 6pm at the Atmos Energy Community Meeting room at air terminal. We’d love to have you come to find out more.

Billy Joe Garner
October 19, 2017 at 8:03 am

This is my husband. He has Stage 2 Alzheimers. He proudly served 20 years in the United States Marine Corps. He served in Korea and loves to talk about his life in the Marine Corp. I am his full-time caregiver. He would LOVE to be included in one of your honor flights.

Kathy Swindler
October 19, 2017 at 8:57 pm

We will email you some applications to fill out.

Gale Menicke
November 28, 2017 at 9:14 pm

My dad is 92 and a WWII veteran in good health. Do you have the dates when the trips will be taking place in 2018? Are there spaces available?

Thank you

Kathy Swindler
November 28, 2017 at 11:15 pm

Absolutely! Please download the applications off this website and send them in. The next mission is May 17-19, 2018.

Charles Cotten
December 8, 2017 at 6:21 pm

I am a Marine Vietnam Vet, 76 years old in good health. I would like to be considered to go, but also to be a helper for a vet that would need lit. What do I need to do to apply and be considered

Kathy Swindler
December 10, 2017 at 2:12 pm

You can download an application from this website and send it in. Our next meeting will be Monday, January 9. We’d love to have you come to find out more. It’s at 6pm at Atmos Energy community room at air terminal. Thanks!

Hector Mario Olivas
December 19, 2017 at 4:34 pm

I am a Vietnam Vateren and I am very interested to go on the honor flight ,I already sent a form. I am a member of Texas Veterans For Veterans in San Angelo,Texas I am hoping and wondering if I have been or will be chosen to go ,I am 75 yr’s old live in San Angelo,Tx. On the.form I put a phone number for some one to call me. Thank in advance.

Donna Sturdivant
September 21, 2018 at 8:14 am

I know of three well deserving veterans. One is a disabled Marine who served from 1966 – 1970 during the Vietnam War and was part of the 3rd Division Airwing, his name is Charles Wendel Schoenberger. He would need his guardian and medical power of attorney who is also a Vietnam Veteran but does not feel worthy of being picked for the honor flight and that is Earl Michael Sebring who served in the Army. The third gentlemen Wendell Creech served during the Vietnam War and I believe he was in the Air Force. I do not know enough details to fill out an application for them but I could send you their mailing addresses if you so desire. I appreciate everything you all do!!!

Kathy Swindler
February 6, 2019 at 9:06 pm

The next flight is May 16-18,2019. Please have then fill out an application. You can download it from this site or email So sorry for the delay. This message seemed to get lost in cyberspace.

October 2, 2018 at 12:51 pm

when is the next take off for 2019

Kathy Swindler
February 6, 2019 at 9:04 pm

The flight is May 16-18, 2019. Please fill out an application. You can download it from this site or email

Blaine Corbin
January 14, 2019 at 1:55 pm

My uncle Ken Collerd is 93 and WW2 vet would like to travel to DC in May

Kathy Swindler
January 14, 2019 at 11:26 pm

Hi Blaine. Please download the application from this site and send it in. We would love to have him.

Blanca McBride
January 21, 2019 at 7:39 am

Hello my father Gregorio Salazar is 91 and a World War II and Korean War Vettam snd we are extremely interested in more information and how to be able to have this happen for him. We live in Cuero TX in DeWitt County which is in South Texas is this still a possibility? You can reach me at 361-491-0308 Thank you

Kathy Swindler
February 6, 2019 at 9:02 pm

We’re not sure. You may be in the San Antonio or Houston hub area. We’ll find out and contact you. Thanks so much for your inquiry and your father for his service.

Carolyn Mayo
February 5, 2019 at 3:29 pm

My husband is a 72 year old Vietnam War veteran. When is the 2019 Honor Flight?

Kathy Swindler
February 6, 2019 at 8:57 pm

The flight is May 16-18. Please have him fill out an application. He can download it from this site or email

Carolyn Mayo
February 7, 2019 at 7:51 pm

Thank you. He will submit an application. Is a spouse ever accepted as a guardian if she pays her own expenses?

Kathy Swindler
February 7, 2019 at 11:35 pm

In some cases if there is a medical need and the spouse is strong enough to assist the Veteran. Spouses have also flown separately and met their Veteran in DC. Depending on availability of seats, we can sometimes make arrangements for them to ride the buses with us. Go ahead and fill out a Guardian application and submit it. All non Veteran Guardians are required to pay for their trip. $1800 covers the flight, 2 nights hotel and all meals.

edward green
February 22, 2019 at 2:14 pm

would like information about the flight

Kathy Swindler
March 17, 2019 at 12:33 pm

The next flight is May 16-18,2019. Please fill out an application. You can download it from this site or email

Henry Allen Lamb
April 20, 2019 at 6:35 pm

I am interested in Honor Fight. I am Vietnam vet, retired USAF Lt Col. I live in Abilene.

Kathy Swindler
April 21, 2019 at 10:13 pm

You can download an application from this site. Please fill it out asap and return to the address on the form. Abilene is in our region.
Thank you for your service.

Desiree McAnally
May 26, 2019 at 10:02 pm

My father in law is a two time Korean War veteran. My husband would like to take him on a freedom flight to see the memorials of that war before he passes.please contact me so I can get the info for my husband.

Kathy Swindler
May 26, 2019 at 11:56 pm

You can download the Veteran and Guardian applications from this website. Please send to the address listed. Our phone number is also listed under the contact info.

Darci Michelle Mims
June 10, 2019 at 10:06 am

My father-in-law is 95 yrs. old and is a World War II Veteran who seems to have been forgotten about . I just wanted to let you know that Robert William Mins is alive and living in Odessa, TX. Can you all call. 913-205-9150.

Kathy Swindler
June 11, 2019 at 5:57 pm

Thanks for speaking with us on the phone today and bringing him to our attention. See you on next year’s mission. It will be our honor to escort him.

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