4th HOOAH, Helping Out Our American Heroes, annual holds its Freedom Freefall Event. This event which completely covers all costs for Veterans to tandem jump, with full video recording. HOOAH is sponsoring 20 Veterans at 2 drop zones across the State.
“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
The adrenaline is oftentimes what is missed most from the military lifestyle; this is a way to revisit that rush.
Skydiving allows these veterans to see the beauty the world still has to offer them and this program allows us to show the veterans they have support and a community in 4th HOOAH.
The skydives will take place at:
- Seven Hills Skydivers of Madison WI
- Skydive Free Fall Adventure
In the Media:
Click here to read when we were honored to be featured in the September 2018 issue of Parachutist, issue 707 for our 4th annual Freedom Freefall event.
Sponsor a Veteran:
Each year this event continues to grow and includes more thrill seeking participants. We strive to keep the momentum going each year.
If you would like to sponsor a veteran to skydive or contribute to changing the life of a veteran struggling with PTSD and the various wounds of war please donate via the link below
Jack Shaw says
I am a disabled Iraq vet and will pay my own way to do this is it possible.
Hi Jack! Someone from the HOOAH team will reach out to you via email.