Mission 39 Information

Departure: Saturday, October 18, 2014 – Honor Flight Rochester Mission 39 departs the Greater Rochester International Airport at 6:30 a.m. The veterans and their guardians begin arriving at 4 a.m.

Mission 39 Arrives Home: Sunday October 19, 2014
Flight Number: Southwest Flight 1699
Scheduled Arrival Time: 11:25 am

It will take approximately 20 minutes to help the veterans disembark from the jet.


We anticipate the veterans coming through to the crowd at around 11:50. A 30-minute ceremony Begins approximately 12:00-12:20 In The First Floor International Room Beneath Concourse A

Emcee– Jermey Newman, WBEE Morning Show Host

Keynote Speaker: Peter Glennon, Chairman, Co-Founder, and Legal Counsel for Honor Flight Rochester, Major, 107th Airlift Wing, New York Air National Guard, Niagara Falls NY.

Music: Prime Time Brass
Color Guard – Lady Liberties
Honor Guard: Patriot Guard Riders

There are 45 veterans scheduled to fly on Mission 39. They include 43 men and two women veterans. There are 18 World War II veterans and 26 Korean War veterans. One veteran served in both WWII and the Korean War while two others saw service in both the Army and the Navy. The veterans served in the U.S. Navy (9), the U.S. Army (26), the U.S. Army Air Corps (1), U.S. Air Force (5) and the U.S. Marine Corps (2).

To date, Honor Flight Rochester has flown 1762 total WWII, Korean and Vietnam Veterans to Washington DC to see their memorials.

Mission 76 (58 vets)
April 15-16
Mission 77 (58 vets)
May 13-14
Mission 78 (59 vets)
June 17-18
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.