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Humana Veterans Healthcare Services Sponsors Second Emerald Coast Honor Flight

Congressman Jeff Miller to Take World War II Veterans to Washington, D.C. to Visit WWII Memorial and Arlington National Park


Friday, October 3, 2008 7:00 am EDT



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LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Veterans Healthcare Services (HVHS), along with Congressman Jeff Miller (R-Fl-01) announced the sponsorship of the second Emerald Coast Honor Flight trip. The mission of this flight is to take World War II Veterans from Northwest Florida to Washington, D.C. to visit their memorial. The flight is scheduled for October 15, 2008. There are expected to be nearly 100 veterans on this flight.

Honor Flight is about recognizing the many sacrifices the Greatest Generation made for this country, said Al Poteet, HVHS president and chief executive officer. Providing the opportunity for these veterans to visit and remember their times in service and fallen comrades is a way for us to say thank you for all they did.

The Emerald Coast Honor Flight is an organization, composed of individuals and businesses throughout Northwest Florida, and is a group dedicated solely to honoring Americas veterans for their many sacrifices. Congressman Miller conceptually brought the idea to community leaders and initiated the organization.

Earl Morse, a physician assistant and retired Air Force Captain created the Honor Flight Program to honor veterans he has taken care of for 27 years. In May 2004, when the WWII Memorial was completed, Morse continuously heard from these veterans that they would like to travel to see the memorial. Honor Flight was conceived and the maiden flight took to the sky in May 2005.

About HVHS

HVHS, headquartered in Louisville, KY, is a subsidiary of Humana Inc. The company was formed in 2007 to develop solutions to veterans healthcare issues. It provides an organizational structure that is flexible, agile, and responsive to the emerging requirements of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the veterans who rely on VA services.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the nations largest publicly traded health benefits companies, with approximately 11.5 million medical members. Humana offers a diversified portfolio of health insurance products and related services through traditional and consumer-choice plans to employer groups, government-sponsored plans, and individuals.

Over its 46-year history, Humana has consistently seized opportunities to meet changing customer needs. Today, the company is a leader in consumer engagement, providing guidance that leads to lower costs and a better health plan experience throughout its diversified customer portfolio.

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