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Amazing Women: Nebraska Female Veterans Flight

  • September 25, 2018
  • By Taylor, Communications Team
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Amazing Women: Nebraska Female Veterans Flight

It is always our honor and our pleasure to participate in special flights for our military heroes, and the one that was flown on September 24, 2018, was no exception. Organized by Patriotic Productions, a non-profit based in Omaha, this charter flight was, in fact, remarkable – a group of all-female veterans were flown by an all-female flight crew.

Traditionally, our servicewomen haven’t always been given the recognition they’re due. According to Patriotic Productions, this particular Veterans Flight was intended to honor the special sacrifices women have made for this country and will give them the “thanks” and “welcome home” that most never received.

In the spirit of highlighting these amazing women, here are a few things to know about this Nebraska Female Veterans Flight:

  • Women are not, and never have been, subject to any military draft. That means, that each individual on board volunteered for her service.
  • The service of these veterans had quite the range – from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf War, Iraq or Afghanistan. Most of the women who were on the flight are veterans of the post-9/11 wars or the Persian Gulf War in 1991, making it a somewhat younger than normal group than previous veterans flights. However, there is still an impressive range of ages, spanning from 27 to the 98-year-old Edith Peterson, who served as a nurse in World War II.
  • The trip also included three separate sets of mother-daughter veterans, including Ruth Schuster and Rebecca Lantz, who have a combined 58 years in the Army Reserve.
  • A pre-flight dinner was held the evening before the flight, with Loretta Swit, who played Army nurse Maj. Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan in the TV series “M*A*S*H”, as the keynote speaker. While Swit did not serve in the military herself, her character inspired many women of her generation to enlist.
  • The itinerary included stops at the Pentagon’s 9/11 Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, and the Air Force, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam Veterans, and Women in Military Service for America Memorials

Thank you to each of the brave women who have sacrificed for our freedom.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By Taylor, Communications Team, September 25, 2018 Taylor is part of the Communications Team at Sun Country Airlines. What she loves most? Sun Country’s love of all things Minnesota and the airline’s focus on making everyone – from crew to passengers – feel right at home. If she were hopping on a flight tomorrow, she’d be headed west to Portland or south to Puerto Vallarta.

Taylor, Communications Team

Taylor is part of the Communications Team at Sun Country Airlines. What she loves most? Sun Country’s love of all things Minnesota and the airline’s focus on making everyone – from crew to passengers – feel right at home. If she were hopping on a flight tomorrow, she’d be headed west to Portland or south to Puerto Vallarta.

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