Honor Flight Kern County


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Honor Flight Kern County
8200 Stockdale Hwy – Suite M-10, Box 255
Bakersfield, CA 93311

Honor Flight Kern County


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Upcoming Events 

Spring Flight - May 3-5

Flight #44 Photo Album - Stay Tuned to this trip
Flight #44 Welcome Home, Thur May 5, 2022 at North High School Gymnasium

UPDATE for Honor Flight #44:

Allegiant Airlines chartered flight #4052 informs us that the plane is slated to land at 6:30 pm, Thur May 5, 2022!

With ONE WWII Hero, 7 Korean War heroes, 81 Vietnam Heroes -AND- 2 Rosie Riveter heroes, as well as 87 guardians and support persons for a total of 178 on this chartered flight!

WELCOME HOME Celebration:
6:00 pm North High School GYMNASIUM
300 Galaxy Avenue, Bakersfield, 93308
Parking near Gym on Universe Ave, McCray Street, and LDS Church parking lot.
Buses will be loading at the plane on the TARMAC. All families and community members are urged to greet at North High as our veterans and guardians will not be entering the terminal and the tarmac is TSA-closed to the public.
Join us for their SEND-OFF on Tues, May 3, 2022 at 7:00 before they go through TSA!!

Honor Flight Kern County Flights in 2022
Spring Flight
- May 3-5

Fall Flight - October 18-20
Applications on first come first served basis.
WWII, Korea, Vietnam- in that order!
Applications on line here.


Bakersfield Veteran Breakfast
- First Thursday each month - 9am
Bakersfield Elks Lodge #266
1616 30th St. (at H St.)
We are excited to resume our Bakersfield breakfasts every FIRST Thursday beginning at 9am.
Seating is available for 240 HF veterans.
Veteran meals are FREE, all other plates $6.
Veterans, please wear your BLUE HF shirts and name badges.
Tables are limited for Senior Living buses, please PM us your RSVP!
Looking forward to seeing everyone!


WE ARE ALSO ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR UPCOMING FLIGHTS!
Since it is likely that we will need to add additional flights to catch up, any fundraising and donations are very much needed and appreciated.
Our breakfasts have not begun just yet. We are hopeful they will start again in the future and we know so many of our veterans look forward to this fun time to visit. We will let you know when this will happen.
See you soon. Stay safe and healthy. Please reach out to us if you need anything!
- Lili - Director HFKC
More on the Bakersfield Breakfast

We, Honor Flight Kern County volunteers, recognize the potential health risks to our veterans and community members.
The following is the official word from our Board of Directors:
While individually we may have different levels of concern regarding the dangers associated with the Coronavirus there appears to be one variable to which all doctors and CDC personnel agree: if you are 70-80-90 years old the Coronavirus is especially dangerous. If you have a secondary health issue, pulmonary, diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. your chances of becoming a victim are increased.
We recognize as of this moment in time there has not been a recognized Coronavirus victim in Kern County. That being said, it is our belief the County of Kern will identify a Coronavirus victim as the pandemic spreads.
The decision to postpone the April flights was made because our veterans are of the most susceptible age group to the Coronavirus.
That criteria again influences our decision regarding breakfast.
Earlier today, through various emails, the Executive Committee of Honor Flight Kern County (Marsh, Whitaker, Mundorf, Sandrini) determined that placing several hundred veterans in a closed room environment (breakfast) was not in the best interest of their health and safety. As a result, until further notice, all breakfasts have been postponed.
Note: Remember Honor Flight National has postponed all flights through April 30; we would actually be putting more veterans in a closed environment than if we were in an airplane.
We ask our talented and hard working volunteers who make this event so popular to contact the Elks, veterans and post on our website and other action deemed appropriate to notify all interested in the breakfast that they have been postponed until further notice.

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