Over the past eight years, the USAF 7 Summits Team has been a constantly changing set of faces…a pick-up team of dedicated folks who wanted to get out and be Â apart of something special. Â A lot of people have asked us, â€śHow can I get involved?Â How can I join the team?â€ťÂ Hereâ€™s your chance.
With the groupâ€™s new focus of â€śAirmen Helping Airmenâ€ť, we want to introduce more Airmen to the healing power of the mountainsâ€¦especially those who may be dealing with the stresses of combat deployments or injuries, or stresses at home.Â Getting outdoors, working up a sweat, and reaching a summit is good for the soul.Â If youâ€™re the kind of person who already knows that, weâ€™d like you to join of effort and carry that message to others.Â And the good news is, you wonâ€™t have to save up the airfare to Nepal; you can do it much closer to home.
The original goal for the team was to carry the USAF flag to the highest point on each continent, and thatâ€™s been accomplished.Â In just a couple weeks, Majors Rob Marshall and Mark Uberuaga will present that flag to the AF Chief of Staff, Gen Mark Welsh.Â Weâ€™d like all of you to be part of the new effort, and carry an AF flag to the highest point in the 50 states.Â If youâ€™re stationed at Eglin or Dover, thatâ€™s OK.Â Just get together a group of Airmen and make a fun day of it!Â If youâ€™re at Beale or F.E. Warren, then youâ€™ll need to plan and select your team a little more carefully.
Weâ€™re here to help.Â Over the next month or so, we will reorient this website to the new project (while keeping an archive of the 7 Summits climbs), and weâ€™ll use this site and our Facebook page to help you connect with others who want to join you.Â What we need from you is what we know Airmen have in abundance:Â enthusiasm, organizational skill, and leadership.Â Get out there and make it happen!Â Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or message us on FB, and let us know where you are and what summit youâ€™d like to do. Â All we ask is that you send us short trip report and photos so we can share it here on the website. Â Get after it!