Close up image of a woman paying respects to veterans
Close up image of a woman paying respects to veterans

Veterans

Honoring those who serve

We are proud to hire and support the military and their families. Our unwavering commitment recognizes, cares for, and aids veterans, and active duty service members both in our organization and the communities we serve.

Veteran and military Business Resource Group

All Alaska and Horizon employees are welcome to join the veteran and military Business Resource Group. The objectives of this employee-led group include:

  • Career development, apprenticeship, retention and recruiting
  • Promoting education and awareness of military and veteran topics
  • Increased loyalty of military and veteran customers
  • Community outreach and networking opportunities

Military livery honoring those who serve

In 2016, we unveiled our largest (and heaviest) honor to date – a Boeing 737-900ER with a customized paint job (livery) to honor the brave men and women of the armed forces and their families. This was a result of an employee-led initiative to support and honor those who serve.

The design features an Alaska Airlines Salutes medallion and a fallen soldier badge, with the Battlefield Cross to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The plane also features five rings surrounding the engine, representative of the five branches of the United States military, and American flag winglets.

Read more about our military-themed livery

Honor Flights

Honor Flight Network is a national organization working to transport America’s veterans to visit memorials in Washington, D.C. The veterans enjoyed three days of touring and then returned home with memories to share. Alaska provides complimentary travel for the veterans and discounted travel for their guardians.

Read more about Honor Flights for veterans