HOOAH hosts Freedom Freefall, a national skydiving event which completely covers all costs for Veterans to tandem jump with full video recording.
Freedom Freefall is an ongoing event to help reduce issues and stressors that lead to depression and Veteran suicides.
In 2020, HOOAH hosted its 6th annual Freedom Freefall with 46 Veterans at 5 drop zones across the country.
“We have seen a significant spike in mental health issues since the onset of COVID-19. Our Veteran population is at increased risk given pre-existing depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress.
Unfortunately, Veterans experience too many barriers when seeking mental health care and often benefit more from non-traditional forms of therapy. HOOAH’s National Skydiving event is a perfect example of this.
Events like this help Veterans by giving them an opportunity to experience a greater sense of camaraderie and peer connection.
It also gives Veterans a great way to get out there, challenge themselves, and regain a sense of purpose.”
-Dr. Carlos Garcia, Licensed psychologist, Marine Corps Veteran, former first responder
Veterans can jump anywhere in the country. Freedom Freefall 2021 Dropzones include Zephyrhills Florida, Skydive Panama City, Skydive Tecumseh, Skydive Tennessee, Seven Hills & Skydive Freefall Adventures
The 2015 Freedom Freefall Trailer: