2017 OPERATION JUMP 22

On this past Veteran's Day the culminating efforts of several organizers came together to launch the first annual Operation Jump 22. THE MISSION: Prevent Veteran suicide by introducing adventurous sport into the lives of those who need it most. On the morning of 11 NOV 2017 America's Veterans gathered from across the U.S. to experience skydiving for the first time. Throughout the day we completed over 90 jumps, caught up with old friends and made new ones, too! The Mission Volant team was honored to be the non-profit of choice to help put on this event! 

 

Thank you to the following sponsors who stepped up to enable this great event:

 

JONATHON BLANK, USMC (RET.)

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We met Jonathon Blank at the start of our organization. Jonathon was a Staff Sergeant in the Marine Corps with 6+ years of service. More than that, he was a sniper with the well-known reconnaissance community. The alpha of alphas. 

Despite Jonathon's physical wounds, he has twice the heart of anyone we have met. His vigor for life is endless and desire for more is unending. We are honored to know him and call him our friend. 

Our relationship with Jonathon will not be short lived, we plan to complete his skydiving training soon and have him a part of our team and lives until we are chasing ladies around together in the old folks home. 

As we continue to work with Jonathon you will see more photos and videos uploaded here to his blog entry. Stay tuned for some incredible happenings. 

TEAM WENDY 20TH ANN. DEMO JUMP

Team Wendy fulfills a crucial role to Mission Volant. With the innovative helmets they provide, MV can conduct our Veteran Adventure Therapy™ programs with a larger margin of safety. We are honored to have their support of what we do to serve others. Team Wendy "Innovates to Protect". 

MV SESSIONS: PARAGLIDING

In June 2017 the Mission Volant team hosted an introduction to paragliding at Torrey Pines Glider Port in San Diego, California. Even with less-than-ideal winds, we were still able to successfully introduce six (6) Veterans to the sport of paragliding. The event was capped with a raffle, including a surf board, Half Face Blades knives, and tandem skydives. Thank you to the supporters, sponsors, and teams that helped make this event come about!