Randy Kimpton is the president of The Last Frontier Honor Flight, a nonprofit organization that takes Veterans from Alaska to Washington, D.C., to see the monuments constructed in their honor. Anchorage has been his home since early childhood, besides the two years he spent serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Glasgow, Scotland. After returning from there, he married his best friend, with whom he will celebrate their 44 anniversary this month. He is retired after working 30 years at JBER, followed by a stint with Allen and Peterson. Randy keeps himself busy with hobbies, including restoring or working on collector vehicles—pretty much anything with wheels—and traveling. Still, most of his time is spent serving our veterans through working with The Last Frontier Honor Flight.
Ron Travis was a founder and first president of the Last Frontier Honor Flight program. He was raised in rural Washington. Immediately upon graduation from High School in 1961 at age 17, he joined the Navy, following in the footsteps of his dad, a WWI vet, and brother, a Vietnam Vet. He attained the Machinist Mate 3rd class rank, spending most of his tour in the Far East and Vietnam. After he was discharged in 1964, he earned a degree in Social Work from the University of Eastern Washington. He headed to Alaska in 1976 to find his fortune, working as a mechanic during the Pipeline days. From 1989 to 2000, he worked as a probation and parole officer for the State and then another five years as a Security Officer on the Pipeline in Valdez. Ron has been active with the American Legion in Wasilla for 20 years, serving as Adjutant for eight years and past Commander three times. Ron and his wife Lynda have been married for 43 years and have four children.
KTUU's Last Frontier Honor Flight story & Videos - Video © KTUU Channel 2/Alaska's News Source. Used with permission Note that the two specific clips used in today's Forum presentation come at “Day 5" - the one that has the caption “Last Frontier Honor Flight makes journey back to Anchorage” and the one that has the caption “Last Frontier Honor Flight receives rousing homecoming at airport” - https://www.alaskasnewssource.com/2023/10/31/last-frontier-honor-flights-17th-mission/
Website - https://www.lastfrontierhonorflight.com/
Speaker photos - https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/8d1ff8p888o1l9cc7bj9k/RandyRon-Tiffany.jpg?rlkey=h95urrs28u7qsiwzvn98nxum0&dl=0