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Honoring our Veterans with Challenge Aspen


While our Southwest Airlines colors may be red, yellow, and blue, our Hearts beat for the red, white, and blue—we’re honored to support the brave men and women who serve our country and fight for our freedom.


One of the many ways we support our military is through our community outreach efforts with local community partners. We are dedicated to making the connections that empower communities to thrive, like Challenge Aspen’s Military Opportunities (CAMO) program. Challenge Aspen creates life-changing opportunities by encouraging participation in activities designed to redefine limits, recognize abilities, and transfer newfound courage to everyday life. Challenge Aspen is dedicated to impacting lives through year-round adaptive experiences for individuals faced with cognitive and/or physical disabilities.


CAMO gives veterans and active-duty military with a service-connected disability the chance to climb out of their comfort zones, and return home with new skills and a fresh, positive outlook on life. Last spring, Southwest had the opportunity to fly 14 veterans, including Army Command Sgt. Major Gretchen, to Denver to participate in a CAMO retreat in Snowmass, Colorado. As Getchen shared, this trip is a healing experience for many veterans and provides them the opportunity to re-engage and renew their camaraderie! It was an exciting week full of friendship, skiing, and of course, celebrating our veterans!





Happy Veterans Day to all of our Employees, Customers, and Southwest Family members who have served, or are currently serving. We salute you!