AFTER ACTION REPORT:
One of our founders the late Kacy Craver- Master Parachute Rigger, historian, a real craftsman, who passed away on February 14 2021, His Wife & Daughter just donated a lot of equipment left in his shop to our new organization the World War II Airborne Command ™. Kacy will be missed by his spirit now lives on with the new organization.
WWII Airborne Commands mission is to restore WWII artifacts and conduct WWII military techniques designed to preserve crucial military legacy of WWII and educate the public on the importance of these military advances. We plan to establish an educational training center to preserve historical airborne and military skills. At the education center we will provide hands-on classes that teach general WWII military training, parachuting techniques, and military classes as well as, more traditional lecture focused classes that discuss the impact these WWII techniques have on modern military techniques. Our long-term vision is to operate a museum to which both preserves the past and educates the public about WWII. We believe in Remember Honor Serve, the importance of honoring the memory of those who died by maintaining our freedom by employing the techniques that these brave soldiers employed during WWII. Our nonprofit will engage in regular WWII Airborne style and other military styles for demonstrations along with other educational outreach events designed to further our mission.
The World War II Airborne Command™ just found and purchased over 30 Original M-1 Front Seam Helmets and Liners for their New World War II Airborne Demonstration Team® Our Goal is to have a Uniformed World War II Period Correct Team.
The World War II Airborne Command™ just found and purchased over 150 Original WWII Burlap Sandbags for exhibits in their Future Museum.
We have finally accumulated enough standard equipment and specialty equipment to include parachute testing machines and a complete parachute specific machine shop to allow the Airborne Command to have the capability to establish a first, second and third echelon maintenance.
OUR FUTURE SHOP
THE "KACY CRAVER' RIGGER BUILDING
THE TEAM ALSO JUST PURCHASED 75, T-5 & T-7 Reserve Pack Trays for their Demonstration Team. All Have Been Master Rigger inspected & checked, ready to install canopies.
THE TEAM ALSO JUST ACQUIRED, a Military Base Shower Conex for their new training center. By moves like this, we saved over $4500.00 in construction costs and puts us under budget. We now can use the money saved for other projects.
Kacy along with Richard & Roger Wolf, Sgt Major Herrington, Bryan Morris and Jeff Chena have spent hours tirelessly designing the facility and obtaining equipment for the new organization. “As Richard Wolf stated, We now can complete and achieve the goal which we started some 30 years ago without a board that is not on the same page of the mission."
Our Goal is to have a real looking WW II Demonstration Team and finally a Parachute Museum to Preserve The Past -To Educate The Future. Working with Kacy and the New Board has been the game changer. We would also like to thank Dennis Hayes, Dan Cutting, James Tang, Mel Tilley, Harry Hannah and Mark Smith for their help and input putting together this new organization.
The World War II Airborne Command would Like to Thank Pat Craver and Debbie Goff for their donation.
The WORLD WAR II AIRBORNE COMMAND™ also just purchased 25 Strong Mfg SET 10 PARACHUTE CANOPIES for their "NEW WORLD WAR II AIRBORNE DEMONSTRATION TEAM®" The Team also had Modified Market Garden Y-7 Harnesses made, for an Authentic WWII look. A original photo of the Y-7 is below.