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GAMA Applauds Veterans Airlift Command for Flying 10,000 Combat-Wounded Passengers and Families

GAMA NEWS 15-12 For Immediate Release: Mar 17, 2015

Washington, DC—The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today congratulated the Veterans Airlift Command (VAC) on flying their 10,000th passenger. The flight took place from Gaithersburg, Maryland to the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport in Florida. The VAC is a volunteer organization that coordinates a U.S. network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots to provide free air transportation to post-9/11 combat-wounded veterans and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes.

“The Veterans Airlift Command provides an invaluable service to those brave men and women who have given so much in the defense of freedom,” said GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce. “The historic milestone of transporting the 10,000th passenger demonstrates the commitment to warriors wounded or injured during this long war against terrorism and the passion of the general aviation community to support these heroes and their families as long as there is a need.”

More information about VAC can be found at

Communications Director:
Andre Castro:
General Aviation Manufacturers Association
Headquarters: (+1) 202-393-1500
European Office: (+32) 2 550-3900

GAMA exists to foster and advance the general welfare, safety, interests, and activities of the global business and general aviation industry. This includes promoting a better understanding of general aviation manufacturing, maintenance, repair, and overhaul and the important role these industry segments play in economic growth and opportunity, and in serving the critical transportation needs of communities, companies, and individuals worldwide.