No Jump, But Lots of Interaction at Lakewood High School


Team Leader SFC Will Fleming watches the streamers to judge the winds (photo by SGT Rachel Medley)

The students at Lakewood High School in Cleveland were disappointed today when Black Team  could not jump into their football stadium because of extremely high winds, but the Team made it up to them by driving over to the school and visiting the students. Five members of the Team took a few hours out of their day to let the students know that despite the weather, the Team was excited to spend some time with them and tell them about the Army. The jumpers were very well-received and the day was a complete success.

Lakewood High School students (from left) Jenn Walls, Taylor Kaine, Chad Keenan, Amanda Torrence, Alex Nicole, and Marianna Polichuk (photo by SGT Rachel Medley)

SFC Rob Mooney tells students about what the Army has to offer (photo by SGT Rachel Medley)

SGT Tylor Wheeler tells the students about being a helicopter crew chief (photo by SGT Rachel Medley)

Although the jump did not go off today, the jumps over the weekend at the air show did go well as planned, here are a few photos of the jumps this weekend. Thanks to SSG Jon Ewald of Tandem Team for taking the pictures.

Black Team flies an eight-way formation over Cleveland International Air Show (photo by SSG Jon Ewald)

SFC Will Fleming tracks away from a diamond formation at break-off time, gaining separation before it's time to opent he parachute (photo by SSG Jon Ewald)

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