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Army chief of staff salutes Miller for Honor Flight Network

Jeff Miller on an Honor Flight trip in October 2017. Jeff Miller on an Honor Flight trip in October 2017.

The U.S. Army's chief of staff will recognize HonorAir cofounders Jeff Miller and Earl Morse for Outstanding Civilian Service for their contributions to the Army Monday in Washington.

Recipients of the Outstanding Civilian Service Award participate in an office call with the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army (CSA), a wreath laying at Arlington National Cemetery, a ceremony in their honor at Comny Hall and an evening engagement at Quarters 1. People can watch the event live here.

Morse, a former Air Force pilot who first flew World War II veterans to see the National World War II veterans in small planes, and Miller, who took the program national with large passenger airlines, have been responsible for flying thousands of WWII veterans and veterans of other wars on free trips to Washington to see the memorials. Morse and Miller merged the Honor Flight and HonorAir organizations to create the Honor Flight Network, which has spread to dozens of cities across the U.S.