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October 2018 HFR Newsletter

November 3rd, 2018

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October 2018 Newsletter

Mission 62 Flight Information

September 16th, 2018

Mission 62 Flight Information


Arrive at ROC airport Saturday Sept 29 at 4am.

Depart to Baltimore  Flight 6177 6:25 AM

Arrive BWI 7:30 AM


Return to Rochester Sunday Sept 30 Flight 6933 11:20 AM

Arrive ROC 12:30 PM


Mission 61 Welcome Home Information

September 8th, 2018


Mission 61 Return Sunday at the Rochester International Airport

ROCHESTER, NY – Honor Flight Rochester (HFR) welcomes home Mission 61, the first mission of the fall-flying schedule, this Sunday, Sept. 9.  The mission has 46 veterans who served in various branches of the U.S. armed services in World War II (4), the Korean War (21), Vietnam War (4), and in the era known as the Cold War (17).

HFR Mission 61 returns to the Greater Rochester International Airport on at 12:30 p.m. The public welcome home and celebration begins between 1 and 1:30 p.m.

This is the fourth of six missions for 2018.  Not including Mission 61, HFR has escorted 2,892 men and women veterans on 60 Missions.  HFR’s longevity is due to the generosity of donations from individual donors and corporate sponsors and hundreds of volunteers. People interested in volunteering or donating to HFR can find information on

HFR is celebrating its 10th year of flying veterans from the Greater Rochester area on a free Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials built in their honor.  HFR was formed in July 2008 by Vince Hope, Col. Edwin Mench; Maj. Peter Glennon; Kim and Jeff Gould; and Patrick and Kathleen Wall.

Veterans and guardians can apply to fly online at HFR is affiliated with the national Honor Flight Network.

Please note: The airport is under construction. Please be careful when driving and parking. Room inside the airport is limited.

DATE: Sunday, September 9, 2018.

PUBLIC WELCOME CELEBRATION:  Between 1 – 1:30 p.m., after the veterans have disembarked the plane.

FLIGHT:  Southwest Airlines Flight #6933

SCHEDULE FLIGHT ARRIVAL TIME:  Scheduled to arrive 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: Greater Rochester International Airport

EMCEE: WROC-TV Anchor Maureen McGuire

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  Captain Norberto “Norb” M. Nobrega, U.S.N.

COLOR GUARD:  Lady Liberties

MUSIC: Prime Time Brass

HONOR GUARD:  Patriot Guard Riders (

Captain Norberto “Norb” M. Nobrega, U.S. Navy

Captain Nobrega assumed duties as the commanding officer and professor of naval science of Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Unit Rochester in May 2014. He is a 1989 graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy and a native of Rochester, New York. Following commissioning, he was trained as a nuclear surface warfare officer. At sea, he served as strike missile officer aboard the U.S.S. Lake Champlain (CG 57); reactor controls division officer and shift watch officer aboard U.S.S. Enterprise (CVN 65); operations officer aboard (DD 987); reactor training assistant aboard Enterprise; executive officer aboard U.S.S. John Young (DD-973) and U.S.S. Jarrett (FFG-33); and, materiel officer in Carrier Strike Group 11 embarked in U.S.S. Nimitz (CVN-68). He had deployed six times to the Western Pacific, Arabian Gulf, the Mediterranean, and South America. Norb earned a master’s of business administration degree from the Simon School of Business. He also earned a master’s of science in national security strategy from the National War College.

Ashore, he served as an assistant professor of naval science at NROTC Unit Rochester; executive officer and commanding officer of Navy Recruiting District Miami; chief of the non-governmental organizations relations branch in the J9 Partnering Directorate at U. S. Southern Command; and, as chief of staff and executive assistant for Navy Recruiting Command.

Honor Flight Rochester ( is one of many hubs within the national Honor Flight Network. It is a not-for-profit, fully-volunteer organization. Its goal is to take veterans from the Greater Rochester area, who served honorably in the U.S. Armed Forces since World War II, on an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials built in their honor. The two-day trip is free for veterans. Guardians who accompany the veterans are asked to contribute towards their expenses. Veterans fly in order of the time when they served (oldest first; medical priorities are the exception). Our flying season is in the spring and the fall. To date, 2,892 men and women veterans have now flown on 60 missions from the Greater Rochester area since the local organization began full scale flights in early 2009.

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August 2018 HFR Newsletter

September 4th, 2018

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August 2018 HFR Newsletter

June 2018 HFR Newsletter

June 26th, 2018

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HFR Newsletter June 2018

Mission 60 Flight Information

June 4th, 2018


Mission 60 Flight Information


Rochester to Baltimore BWI Airport
Saturday June 16 Flight 4617

Departing @ 6:05 am, Arrive BWI @ 7:15 am


Balitmore BWI Airport to Rochester
Sunday June 17, Flight 2647

Departing @ 11:50 am, Arrive ROC @ 1:00 pm


HFR Co-Founder and Chairman Peter J. Glennon Selected to NYS Senate Veteran Hall of Fame Class of 2018

May 15th, 2018

HFR Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board Peter J. Glennon Selected to NYS Senate Veteran Hall of Fame Class of 2018

ROCHESTER, NY – Peter J. Glennon, co-founder and chairman of the board of directors for Honor Flight Rochester, Inc. (HFR), is among this year’s honorees selected to the New York State Senate’s Veterans Hall of Fame. Glennon is the principal of The Glennon Law Firm, P.C. He retired from the U.S. Air Force/New York Air National Guard with the rank of major after more than 24 years of service.

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HFR at the Lilac Festival

May 10th, 2018

Visit Honor Flight Rochester at the Lilac Festival!  Come see our booth and talk with our staff.


Opening Day with Special guest Joe Brucato Friday May 11th

Begins at 11:30am at the Highland and South entrance

Join us as we kick off the Festival honoring all veterans, active military and service men and women. Attendees are encouraged to purchase a small American flag which they will plant in large six foot letters spelling out USA. The letters will remain on display throughout the festival as Honor Flight of Rochester continues their fundraising efforts.

Joe Brucato, local singer/songwriter will be playing his patriotic originals with Mike Gladstone.

Peter Glennon will speak at 11:30, Rich Stewart at 7:30 am.  See you there!

7th Annual Week For HFR In Victor – Supporting Businesses

May 7th, 2018

Click on the link below to see the list of business supporting Victor Honor Flight Week Friday May 4 to Friday May 11

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April 2018 HFR Newsletter

April 30th, 2018

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HFR Newsletter April 2018

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.