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Comrades and Canopies
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About Us

In 2017, Vietnam Veteran and skydiving veteran Bo Howard linked up with Afghanistan veterans Chad Garcia and Zachary Reese to form an organization the likes of which Kern County has never seen.

Our goal is to reinvigorate the lives of local military veterans by sending them on FREE tandem skydives out of Skydive Taft in Taft, CA.

As of 2021, we have sent over 130 local veterans up to 13,500 feet above the valley floor and watched them smile from ear to ear as they touched the sky. The oldest veteran who has jumped with us was a 99 year old World War 2 veteran and the youngest was an 18 year old newly graduated Marine from Bakersfield.

We have also trained and licensed 5 local veterans out of Skydive Taft's Accelerated Free Fall School. Those veterans are now licensed solo skydivers who serve as both members of our board of directors and members of our active skydiving team.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/comradesNcanopies

We Care About

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Veterans
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Health and Wellness
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Community Advocacy

Contact Information

Bo Howard
chadman@comradesandcanopies.org
661-333-6667