About Us

History

The inaugural Honor Flight Tour took place in May of 2005. Six small planes flew out of Springfield, Ohio taking twelve World War II Veterans on a visit to the memorial in Washington, DC. In August of 2005, an ever-expanding waiting list of Veterans led our transition to commercial airline carriers with the goal of accommodating as many Veterans as possible. Partnering with HonorAir in Hendersonville, North Carolina, the Honor Flight Network was formed. Today, the network is expanding its programs to cities across the nation.

Honor Flight Bay Area was started in 2014 to serve those in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Board of Directors

Carl J Stewart

President, Co-Founder

General Electric Co
CAPT, SC, USN (Ret)

Don Newton

Co-founder

Consultant-Telecommunications
USMC Veteran - Vietnam War

Randall Ramian

Co-founder

Retired CEO-USS Hornet Museum
Captain, SC, USN

Douglas M. Moore, Jr.

Co-founder

Rear Admiral, SC, USN (Ret)
Retired Superior Court Judge

Nathan Cheung

StubHub

Robert (Bob) Berglund

General Electric Co. (Ret)
LCDR USNR (Ret)

James H Oates

Engineering Fellow (Retired),
GE Nuclear Energy US Army Veteran

Mace Weirshauser

Battalion Chief (Ret)
Santa Clara Fire Department

LeAnn Thornton

USO-SFO Bay Area - Family Support Specialist

Connie Johnson, RN

Medical Director

Directors Emeritus

John Armenta

Co-Founder

General Electric Co. (Ret)
USN Veteran, MM1(SS)

Attilio Serafini

Co-founder

Honor Flight Treasurer
Captain, SC, USN (Ret)