Jay Mercer, head of HR for Kenai Drilling LTD experiences his first skydive with SSG Jon Ewald
We were in San Antonio last week conducting tandems in connection with the Army’s All-American Bowl. While we enjoyed mild days with blue skies, a huge cold front swept through our home base of NC taking temps down into the teens…no complaints from any of us! Stinson Airport, a small private airport in south San Antonio treated us fabulously, as usual, and was there to help us at every turn.
The passengers included teachers, school administrators, and entrepreneurs from companies who are heavily involved with hiring vets. Unfortunately we didn’t stay for the game because we need to get home and prepare for our eight week winter training period, which starts next week. We had a great time and can’t wait to come back to TX next year!
Five WWE Superstars came to jump with the Tandem Team at Laurinburg, NC Friday. The wrestlers were in town for their annual “Tribute to the Troops” performance. Admission to the event was completely free of charge to all military ID card holders and their dependents, including retirees. Singers Mary J. Blige and Nickelback performed as well. The event aired on USA last night as a two-hour special, and will air again Sunday. The wrestlers LOVED the jump and the team had a great time hanging out with them. The jumpers were Eve Torres, Kofi Kingston, Cody Rhodes, CM Punk, and Alberto del Rio.
Vanessa Vaquez of Miami Dade College jumps with SSG Aaron Figel
The Golden Knights travel to Homestead, FL every January for their annual 8-week intensive training cycle. So when we (Tandem Team) showed up to Homestead Air Reserve Base this last week to do some tandem jumps for local VIPs, all the locals were asking, “Where’s the rest of the team?”
We are pretty well-known around the base, and many familiar faces greeted us as we arrived