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Real ID Deadline Extended One Year

March 27th, 2020


Federal officials have extended the deadline for Real ID compliance for one year as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

Previously Americans had until Oct. 1, 2020 to get their new ID card but amid a national emergency, the Department of Homeland Security has moved the enforcement deadline to Oct. 1, 2021.

May Mission is Postponed

March 15th, 2020


Unfortunately, Honor Flight Rochester has decided to postpone our May 2-3 Mission due to the Coronavirus. The virus is in Monroe County and in Washington, DC. We want to keep our Veterans and Volunteers safe.

We are monitoring the situation and will fly to DC when it is safe to do so.

Please continue to visit this website for updates.

M70 Is Postponed

March 7th, 2020

Please click below to see the press release regarding the indefinite postponement of M70, originally scheduled for April 4-5, 2020:

M70 Postponement Press Release

February 2020 Newsletter

February 24th, 2020

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February newsletter

January 2020 Newsletter

January 7th, 2020

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January Newsletter

M14 Flown Veteran Honored by President

November 18th, 2019

Jack Foy, M14 flown veteran, was honored by President Trump in his NYC Veterans Day speech.

This special invitation to Jack (with his son Kevin) included being seated with the Trump family.

Jack’s military actions 75 years ago included the Battle of the Bulge which was Germany’s last major offensive before its resounding defeat.


Thank you to all who contributed to another successful year for Honor Flight Rochester in 2019. 

November 14th, 2019

October 2019 Newsletter

October 27th, 2019

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October Newsletter

Article about Geneseo HFR Veteran Appears in the “Livingston County News”

October 27th, 2019


Thanks again for flying with us Al!

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HFR Welcomes Home Mission 69 Veterans

October 18th, 2019


On Sunday, October 20th Honor Flight Rochester (HFR) welcomes home Mission 69 at the Greater Rochester International Airport.

There are 61 Veterans slated to fly on Mission 69. They include 5 World War II veteran, 7 Korean War veterans, 21 Cold War veterans and 28 Vietnam War veterans. They served in the U.S. Army (24), U.S. Navy (11), U.S. Air Force (17), and U.S. Marine Corps (9).

“Honor Flight Rochester is an eight hundred person all-volunteer organization. We truly take special care of each veteran because each trip is a ‘mission’ to HFR. And each of our missions sets the bar higher for being the best ever. We fly six times per year, three two-day overnights in the spring and three in the fall”, said HFR President & CEO, Rich Stewart.

This is the sixth and final mission for 2019. Not including Mission 69, HFR has escorted 3,318 men and women veterans on 68 Missions, all funded through the generous of donations from our community including individuals, organizations, corporations and hundreds of volunteers.

View our Mission Photos at:

Unfortunately veterans cannot choose what flight they will travel on due to medical and logistic issues associated with the flight process. We also encourage veterans from the Syracuse and Buffalo area's to visit and register with their local Honor Flight hubs before registering with Rochester Honor Flight.