All-women Veterans Flight

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Operation HerStory is so grateful for all of the support and donations we have received from many generous donors so far. While we pause to make sure everybody stays safe in response to the Coronavirus, we will be suspending our previously scheduled fundraisers until further notice. We look forward to rescheduling these in the near future, please stay tuned, and be safe.

In the meantime we are hoping we get contributions on our website. $100 will give you supporter status. We are very grateful for any contribution to give these military women their day of honor.

Important message

Thank you for signing up to be a passenger on our first all-women veterans’ Operation HerStory (OHS) flight. It is with regret that we inform you that considering the current COVID-19 pandemic and your health, the Honor Flight has suspended all of the remaining 2020 flights to Washington, D.C., including our Operation HerStory specialty flight. You will have your day of honor with your sisters in arms - we will take this flight in 2021, instead.

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Calling women who served

We seek women who served in any branch of the military during WWII, the Korean War, or the Vietnam War (or who served in the military between 1940 – 1975). You do not need to be a combat veteran or have served overseas to be eligible to take this flight. EVERYONE who served on active duty is deserving of this honor! Please nominate others and yourself – join us!

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For more information, please contact

Ginny Narsete (MSgt, USAF, Retired) by phone at +1 513 813 7808

or by e-mail at

“My head is still spinning! What a fantastic day, so well organized and the volunteers were the best!! I may change my name so I can go again!!”

Amelia Cunningham

Korean War - Air Force


Operation HerStory honors women veterans and their service in the United States Armed Forces by making them visible and highlighting their vital contributions to our military during various eras of service. As an organization, we focus on bringing women veterans together to share their military service stories while enjoying the camaraderie of fellow sisters in arms.


Operation HerStory aims to ensure that every eligible Illinois woman veteran that served during WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and periods in between 1940 – 1975, is invited on a trip to Washington, D.C. during her lifetime to tour the various war monuments and experience being honored for her service upon her return home. This one-day trip will include visits to the Women’s Memorial, WAC museum, and Vietnam Women’s Memorial.

Overview of the program

This one-day program would launch with an early morning flight out of Midway Airport in Chicago (MDW) to Washington, D.C., (IAD) on a chartered Southwest Airlines flight filled with women veterans. The day of honor could include a lunch or dinner at the Women in Military Service Memorial or the Women’s Vietnam Memorial, and a visit to the Army Women’s Museum. Our Heroes would return to Chicago Midway on an evening flight to be greeted at home by a crowd of friends, family, and community supporters. Welcome these women home for the heroes they are!

Goal 1

Fill this flight with 100 women who served during WWII, The Korean War or The Vietnam War (Served between 1940-1975)

Nominate Yourself: Did you serve with any branch of the Armed Forces at any location throughout the world in any of these conflicts or between 1940-1975? Come fly with your Sisters in Arms.

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Nominate Someone: Do you know someone who served with any branch of the Armed Forces at any location throughout the world between 1940-1975? If yes, you can nominate them to be on the flight. Simply fill our the form and send it in. We will do the rest.

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Goal 2

Support the Mission - Pledge and Raise $145,000 by July 2020

Your Treasure: Do you wish to donate to honor the women who served during these conflicts? Every size donation helps as we march forward to our flight in 2021, date TBD. Please write out your check to "Honor Flight Chicago" and in the Memo line, please write "All Women's Flight." You can mail your donation to:

Operation HerStory / Honor Flight Chicago

4214 Keim Road
Lisle, IL 60532

740 228 1099


Your Time: Will you be part of the Welcome Home Party at Midway Airport for our Heroes? Would you like to serve as a Volunteer or are you qualified to be a medical Guardian for the entire day? Please send us your interest, your role, and contact information.

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