TAFT, Calif. — The United States Parachute Association estimates that more than 300,000 people skydive in a typical year.
Multiple times a year the organization takes vets, free of charge, on skydiving trips at Skydive Taft. Any and all vets are welcome.
Organizers say skydiving is a way to build comradery and reinvigorate local vets who may be struggling at home.
The oldest veteran to take the jump was a first-time skydiver and Korean War vet who turns 84 this week.
Comrades and Canopies hosts events just like this year-round. You can get involved in the organization through their Facebook page.