VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Window World of Tidewater sponsored two Veterans Airlift Command (VAC) missions Sunday, March 1, and Tuesday, March 3, transporting Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Scott Woods and his family to and from Memphis, Tennessee, to visit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. These flights marked the 80th and 81st VAC missions sponsored by Window World.
VAC provides free air transportation to post 9/11 combat wounded and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots. The Window World plane was piloted by Johnny Johnston, Window World’s chief pilot and an Army veteran.
LCDR Woods is active duty in the Navy, with 25 years of service and nine deployments. During his last tour, he learned his 4-year-old son was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma. After undergoing multiple surgeries, radiation treatments and three months of high-dose chemotherapy, his son is cancer free. For his treatment plan, he must go to St. Jude every three months for MRIs.
Window World of Tidewater owners Josh Reed and Dave Reed were in attendance to meet Woods and his family before their departure. “We thank Woods and his family for everything they have given for our country and are honored to help in this small way,” said Reed.