The Veteran Air Warriors will hold a fundraising banquet on Thursday, September 12, at the Billings Flying Service Hanger, 3655 A J Way, which is located near the Billings Airport. The event features a Silent Auction at 5 pm and a live auction at 6 pm. Special guest to follow the live auction will be Pete Hegseth, a US Army Veteran and a Fox News anchor.

A private non-profit, Veteran Air Warriors was established a year ago with the mission to provide the necessary resources to train and certify veterans so they may develop a successful career in aviation. The organization raises funds to relieve veterans of the financial burden that student pilots encounter throughout their training. Veteran Air Warriors will support veterans through their ratings by sponsoring them until they are able to use their GI Bill benefits to continue. They continue to mentor the veteran through their training and their employment.

The program serves a dual purpose of assisting veterans in achieving a professional career and filling an increase need for pilots. There has been close to a 30 percent decrease in private pilots and over 20 percent decrease of commercial pilots in the last decade.

Items to be auctioned include military memorabilia, unique experiences, firearms, veteran sponsorships, vacation packages and many other items and opportunities.

Veteran Air Warriors (VAW) has developed a program, in cooperation with several strategic partners, to provide scholarships for training, mentorship and a solid career path to America’s military veterans, helping them become a successful professional in America’s aviation industry

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