Guardians are responsible to physically assist the Veterans prior to flight, during flight, during the visit to the memorials, and the journey home. This is an 18 hour day. Guardians cannot be a spouse/significant other and must be between 18 –70 years of age.
Guardians are required to pay a tax-deductible fee of $500. This helps defray the cost of airfare, meals, and clothing. Once you have been confirmed on a flight, you will be notified of where to send your payment and the due date.
Each Guardian is required to attend a mandatory training session to ensure the safety and success of the mission.
Family Guardian applications must be received prior to Veteran notification.