Fisher House Distributing Free Airline Tickets Through Operation Hero Miles

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Feb 17, 2004 - The Fisher House plans to give away hundreds of free airline tickets to help reunite service members hospitalized due to their service in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, and their family members. Foundation spokesman Jim Weiskopf said the tickets, donated by Anheuser-Busch, are available to service members undergoing treatment, as either inpatients or outpatients at military and VA medical facilities as a result of their service in Iraq, Afghanistan and the surrounding area. Round-trip tickets may be used either for qualifying service members to visit their home (if not eligible for government-funded airfare), or for family members or close friends to visit them at the medical center.

Weiskopf emphasized that the service member must originate the request for tickets at the medical center in form of a fax to the Fisher House Foundation (301) 294-8562.