Local military families enjoyed a day at the Manassas Air Show thanks to Our Military Kids, Warrior Flight Team, and Alpha Industries. Alpha invited families with a parent who is either active duty military or a wounded veteran to spend the day at Manassas Regional Airport for the annual Manassas Air Show. To bring the families to the show, Alpha partnered with one of our corporate philanthropies, Our Military Kids. This organization supports military families by providing grants for children to take part in extracurricular activities. The families enjoyed lunch, games, an aviation scavenger hunt, and a meet and greet with members of the Warrior Flight Team. The children were able to ask the pilots questions and get up close and personal with the team's fighter jets, Vandy-1 and Roman.
Warrior Flight Team is Alpha's other corporate philanthropy, which provides scholarships for job training to wounded U.S. veterans. To raise awareness for the organization, Warrior Flight Team flies in air shows across the U.S. They also use this as an opportunity to meet veterans, and give many of them rides in one of the team's two jets.
Despite the wind and grey skies, the rain help off, and The families enjoyed VIP front row seats the air show. Featured acts included the Wing Walkers of the Flying Circus and a choreographed dogfight between Vandy and Roman jets flown by members of the Warrior Flight Team. The day concluded with prizes for the kids, and autographs from many of the show's main acts.
Alpha would like to give a huge thank you to everyone from the Manassas Regional Airport, Our Military Kids, Warrior Flight Team, and volunteers from our own team that made the day possible!