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Start Skydiving 04 13 2015

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Last weeks Ohio Numbers

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Basic Canopy Course April 11 2015

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TEAM FASTRAXThese two little girls sang an awesome national anthem at the Dragons Game skydiving in OhioEmily MacDonald with Jennifer Kapalin indoor skydiving ohioAnnie Kayser Jumps with Alex and John.

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Photo Bomb 2015 Weekend to Remember “Tony Ryan” USANational Anthem Photo by Rick Winkler.

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SALUTING OUR MILITARY: Staff Sgt. Jeffery M. Dawson

jeffery-dawson021715Staff Sgt. Jeffery M. Dawson

An American Soldier from the U.S. Army’s only airborne Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company was presented with the nation’s second highest award for valor at Fort Benning, GA on Feb. 17, 2015.

Staff Sgt. Jeffery M. Dawson earned the Distinguished Service Cross while deployed to Afghanistan with the 28th EOD Company (Airborne) in support of the U.S. Army’s elite 75th Ranger Regiment.
Dawson said the mission in Afghanistan on Oct. 5, 2013, was supposed to be routine.

“That mission started out the same as every mission. The IED (Improvised Explosive Device) threat was low and it was supposed to be a quick easy target,” said Dawson. “Upon infiltration everything changed in minutes.”

During the mission at a remote enemy compound, a fleeing insurgent donated an explosive, killing himself and the team’s multi-purpose canine Jani.

Dawson then realized that his team was surrounded by IEDs.

“Being the only EOD tech on the objective, it was up to me to clear medical personnel to the wounded and clear to all other personnel to get them to safety,” said Dawson.

Despite being wounded by two separate explosions, Dawson halted the mission, disarmed the improvised explosive devices and aided in the evacuation of dead and wounded Soldiers.

Navigating the chaotic situation in limited visibility for more than two hours, Dawson exposed himself to grave danger while locating three confirmed pressure plate IEDs and an additional six suspected devices, the award citation said.

“In any situation like that, you always revert back to training and stick with what you know,” said Dawson, a Coalville, Utah native who has served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Dawson said he was inspired by the dedication of his fellow Soldiers who braved the explosive-ridden battlefield to recover their fallen and wounded teammates.

“I remember looking around at all the devastation and seeing American flags draped over casualties in an effort to help keep them warm,” said Dawson.

The staff sergeant said he was surprised to be put in for the medal, second only to the Medal of Honor.

“When I got back to camp, people were coming up to me and shaking my hand and hugging me telling me that they heard great things about me,” said Dawson. “I kept thinking to myself that I was just doing my job

The Fort Bragg, North Carolina-based 28th EOD Company (Airborne) is part of the 192nd EOD Battalion, 52nd EOD Group, 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), the only Defense Department formation that combats global CBRNE threats.

According to 28th EOD Company Commander Capt. Taylor J. Duren, his Soldiers conduct rigorous training to stay ready to jump out of airplanes and defuse explosive devices. Duren said his Soldiers regularly serve with the 75th Ranger Regiment, the U.S. Army’s premier direct-action raid force.


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