Welcome to Wings For Our Troops!
The Wings for Our Troops Foundation was born out of our desire to honor our son, CPL Chad S Wade, USMC, who was killed in action while in combat in Afghanistan on December 1, 2010. Wings for Our Troops Foundation strives to assist Marines/Soldiers in getting home before and/or after deployment or for family emergencies should they not have the financial means to do so otherwise. Most don’t know that these trips home for the enlisted are paid out of their own pockets and on a very modest paycheck. We cannot imagine not having had those 11 days with Chad before he deployed to Afghanistan. We never want one military man or woman to miss the chance to spend time with their loved ones before and/or after deployment or not be able to get home for a family emergency due to finances. We are forever grateful for the time we had with Chad and for the commitment and sacrifice of our armed forces.