MOAACC’s Good Deeds Foundation Presents Florida Tech with $1,000 for Obstacle Course Maintenance

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The complex is a unique asset among colleges across the nation

LEFT TO RIGHT: Lt. Col. Jimmy Crook, Professor of Military Science at Florida Tech; Dave Beach, Asst Director for Florida Tech Outdoor Operations; Col. Steve Bond, U.S. Army retired, MOAACC Vice President; MOAACC’s Cpt. Donn Weaver, USA-Former. (Florida Tech image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Military Officers Association of America Cape Canaveral Chapter presented a $1,000 check to the Florida Institute of Technology for maintenance on the Air Assault Obstacle Course on July 22.

The check was from MOAACC’s Good Deeds Foundation.

The Air Assault Obstacle Course is part of Florida Tech’s Challenge Course Complex located in Fellsmere, Florida.

The complex is a unique asset among colleges across the nation and provides a variety of military specification courses, including not only the Air Assault Course, but a Leadership Reaction Course, Marine Course, High Rope Course, and a Small Unit Tactics “Airsoft” Course.

Florida Tech’s ROTC has priority for use of the courses, but it is also used by area high school ROTC programs and units from Patrick AFB and the Coast Guard.

Other organizations such as scouts, corporations, and even Olympic Athletes, have used the facility in the past for a small fee, which serves to defray operating and maintenance costs.

The Air Assault Course and other courses are used to build leadership skills and confidence, as well as prepare Florida Tech ROTC cadets for Air Assault School.

Due to COVID-19, course usage is currently down and that means revenue for upkeep and maintenance is also down.

Dave Beach, the Assistant Director for Florida Tech’s Outdoor Operations, thanked MOAACC for the generous donation, stating it will go a long way to off-set costs incurred due to the COVID-19 situation.

MOAACC is leading an effort to organize other services/veteran organizations and corporations in the community to ensure this unique asset remains available for use by the area’s aspiring military officers, military students, and military units.

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