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Ohio Numbers 22 – 29 July 2013:
Fun Jumpers Slots: 255
Mark your calendars! Only 2 months until the Work Stinks Boogie! Leave your suit and tie at home and come out and JUMP during Labor Day Weekend!! Aug 28th – Sept 2nd! Check out our ad in the current issue of Parachutist… See you there! “Registration Link”
Events are emerging for the 2013 Work Stinks! Boogie and you will want to be a part of it! We are limiting the participants to 500 this year so we can manage the event and ensure the safety of our patrons.
Aircraft slots will be $23.00 for the event 267 slots of lift per hour
- 1- CASA 312 Tailgate seats 31 (3 loads per hour)
- 1- Otter seats 23 (three loads per hour)
- 1- Grand Caravan seats 17 (three loads per hour)
- 1- Caravan seats 15 (three loads per hour)
2- R44 Helicopter slots are $60.00 if there are 3 people on the load and $89.00 if there are 2 people on the load. You must pre-manifest from 8am to 12pm Sat & Sun and Purchase helicopter jumps ONLINE.
Big ways 30-40-50 with World Record Organizer Guy Wright and other special guests
4-10 ways with the ladies on Team Tenacity
Norman Kent will be documenting the event and will be available for private videos.
Organizing of all skill levels with Jimmy T, Tom Baker and World Record Holder Melanie Johnson
10-20 ways with Brad Hunt
We are happy to announce that Full Service will be back on Friday evening. On Saturday evening, we will have live entertainment, a great BBQ meal and the Selection.Com Fastrax pyrotechnic aerial display and ground launched fireworks show. A show you will never forget.
We will have gear representives on location providing demo equipment available to those who are looking to try out some new stuff.
We have a dedicated FREE camping area that has a bonfire pit for your enjoyment. We also have 20 RV hookups for the event ($100 for the event). The hookups are on a first come basis, so reserve them early through our online store. There is a $25.00 camper permit fee for all campers not using electric.
We will be bringing in an eight-bay shower trailer to compliment our three showers already at the DZ.
Register online and all you have to do is walk up to our VIP lane, pick up your packet, and have your rig checked by our rigger. You can place money on your account before you arrive and START Skydiving!
Registration is $45.00 and includes your Saturday meal ticket, t-shirt, one lift ticket, and your Fast Slots card if you register before June 30th. Registration after June 30th will include all of the same items aside from the lift ticket.
Jumping for Jacob!
Saturday, August 17, 2013
This is an event to raise money for the Team Jacob Foundation which helps support children and their families that are dealing with childhood brain cancer. Tandem skydivers can earn a free skydive by raising money.
SALUTING OUR MILITARY: Micheal P. Barrett
Micheal P. Barrett was born in Niagara Falls, N.Y., and raised in Youngstown, N.Y.
He enlisted in March 1981 and underwent recruit training at 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, Delta Company, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.
In November 1981, Private First Class Barrett completed Infantry Training School at Camp Lejeune, N.C. He was ordered to 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, Twentynine Palms, Calif., for duty. He served in a variety of billets from Grenadier to Platoon Sergeant.
Sergeant Barrett was transferred in August 1984 to Inspector-Instructor duty with 2nd Battalion, 25th Marines, New Rochelle, N.Y. Outside of his primary duties as an infantry instructor, he was assigned numerous support duties to include; Armorer, Nuclear Biological Chemical Noncommissioned Officer, and Training Chief.
In September 1987, Sergeant Barrett was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines where he assumed the responsibilities as Platoon Sergeant of the Surveillance Target Acquisition Platoon. During the Gulf War he deployed forward with Task Force Papa Bear.
In April 1992, Staff Sergeant Barrett received orders to Drill Instructor School, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Calif. Upon completion of Drill Instructor School, he was assigned to Company F, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, as a Drill Instructor, Senior Drill Instructor, and Chief Drill Instructor. In January 1994, he was selected as the Battalion Drill Master of 2nd Recruit Training Battalion.
In January 1995, Gunnery Sergeant Barrett was assigned to Scout Sniper Instructor School, Quantico, Va., as the Chief Instructor.
In September of 1996, Gunnery Sergeant Barrett was transferred to Marine Security Company, Camp David, Presidential Retreat, for duties as the Company Gunnery Sergeant and liaison to the United States Secret Service.
Upon completion of his tour at Camp David, First Sergeant Barrett was transferred to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, Twentynine Palms, Calif., where he assumed the duties as India Company First Sergeant from August 1998 until April 2000. He was then assigned to Headquarters and Service Company from April 2000 to March 2001. His tour culminated as the Senior Enlisted Leader of Weapons Company from March 2001 to June 2002.
Sergeant Major Barrett was then assigned to Recruiting Station Cleveland, Ohio, from July 2002 until May 2005, as the Recruiting Station Sergeant Major.
Sergeant Major Barrett was transferred to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines in May 2005, where he completed two combat deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (04-06.2 and 06-08.1) in the Al Anbar Province, Iraq.
From October 2007 to May 2009, Sergeant Major Barrett was assigned as the sergeant major of Officer Candidates School, Quantico, Va.
Sergeant Major Barrett was selected as the 1st Marine Division Sergeant Major and took his post in June 2009. In December 2009, he assumed the duties as I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) Sergeant Major, and deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom (10.1/10.2) in March 2010. During this deployment, he also became the NATO Regional Command (Southwest) Command Sergeant Major for Nimruz and Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He turned over the 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) and Regional Command (Southwest) in March and April 2011.
Sergeant Major Barrett assumed his current post as the 17th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps on 9 June 2011.
His personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal with combat “V” and gold star, Meritorious Service Medal with gold star, Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal with combat “V” and three gold stars, Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal with two gold stars, Combat Action Ribbon with gold star, and the Presidential Service Badge.
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VIDEO’S Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway:
- Jared Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway: “Jared Bolhuis”
- Jordan Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway: “Jordan Folmar”
- Eric Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway: “Eric Uecke ”
- Eric Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway: “Eric Zastoupil”
- Kiel Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway: “Kiel Vickers”
- Reese Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway: “Reese Hines”
- Matt Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway: “Matt Wilkinson”
- Keith Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway: “Keith Zaneth”
- Joel Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway: “Joel Tervara”
- Jeff Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway: “Jeff Brown”
- Jacob Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway: “Jacob Pope”
- Dustin Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway: “Dustin Johns”
- Bo Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway: “Bo Wester”
- Adam Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway: “Adam Popp”
- Jessie Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway: “Jessie Fletcher”
- Karl Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway: “Karl Dorman”
- Arron Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway: “Arron Causey”
- Cody Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway: “Cody Armstrong”
- Johnny Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway: “Johnny Morris”
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06 14 2012 Start Skydiving “Flag Day” Hook Field “Team Fastrax Video By “Brett Dennis”
06 14 2012 American Legion “Flag Day” New Carlisle “Team Fastrax Video By “Bud”
06 30 2012 Kentucky Speedway “Team Fastrax Video By “Bud”
07 28 2012 Nuxhall Miracle League “Team Fastrax Video By “Dan”
08 24 2012 Simon Kenton High School (ARMY) “Team Fastrax Video By “Bud”
09 01 2012 Mead Cusa Cup West Carrollton “Team Fastrax Video By “Rudder”
09 01 2012 Mead Cusa Cup OAK GROVE PARK “Team Fastrax Video By “Bud”
08 31 2012 Fairfield High School Game “Team Fastrax Video By “Dan and Rudder”
09 01 2012 IU vs. Indiana State “Team Fastrax Video By “Dan”
09 02 2012 WEBN “Team Fastrax Video By “Team Fastrax”
09 06 2012 University of Cincinnati Football vs. Pittsburgh “Team Fastrax Video By “Team Fastrax”
09 09 2012 Darby Dan “Team Fastrax Video By “Team Fastrax”
09 15 2012 Air Force Marathon “Team Fastrax Video By “Team Fastrax”
09 15 2012 Safety Fair “Team Fastrax Video By “Dan P”
09 15 2012 University of Cincinnati Football “Team Fastrax Video By “Bud”
10 06 2012 University of Cincinnati Football “Team Fastrax Video By “Bud”
10 12 2012 Logan Hocking “Team Fastrax Video By “Dan”
06 23 2013 Dayton Airshow “Team Fastrax Video”
06 26 2013 KY Speedway NASCAR “Team Fastrax Video”
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