2017 Schedule

Date Details Location
Wed, Jul 19, 2017 Planning Team Meeting – Status, Open Items and Milestones
9:00-5:00 PM Pick Up Ambassadors at Airport Dayton AP primary
6:30-8:00 PM Final planning team meeting – Food and Drinks Provided for everyone Hilton Garden, Austin Landing, 12000 Innovation Drive, Miamisburg, OH 45342
8:00-11:00 PM Evening Social/Party at Austin Landing Bar Austin Landing Common Area, Miamisburg, OH 45342
Late Evening Night Bow Fishing with Warriors – Sponsored by Cabela’s (Private) Caesar Creek, Waynesville, Ohio
Thu, July 20, 2017 Warrior Orientation and Dragons Game
Morning Breakfast at the Hilton Garden (Ambassadors) Hilton Garden, Austin Landing, 12000 Innovation Drive, Miamisburg, OH 45342
Sunrise-Noon Ambassador Hot Air Balloon Rides and Tandem Skydiving Start Skydiving, Middletown, Ohio
9:00-2:00 PM All Warrior/VIP Transport, Registration, Hotel Check In, Food and Orientation Hilton Garden, Austin Landing, 12000 Innovation Drive, Miamisburg, OH 45342
9:00-10:00 AM Set up and Staff Registration and Command Post Hilton Garden, Austin Landing, 12000 Innovation Drive, Miamisburg, OH 45342
9:00-2:00 PM Pick Up for all Honored Warriors and VIP (Dayton Airport is primary) Dayton Airport primary
11:00-4:00 PM Greet Arriving Warriors in Lobby (Bow fishing boat out front on display) Hilton Garden, Austin Landing, 12000 Innovation Drive, Miamisburg, OH 45342
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch at the Hotel for all Warriors and Volunteers Hilton Garden, Austin Landing, 12000 Innovation Drive, Miamisburg, OH 45342
3:30-5:00 PM Warrior Weekend Orientation (Ambassadors & Warriors) Hilton Garden, Austin Landing, 12000 Innovation Drive, Miamisburg, OH 45342
Opening Prayer – Col. Shon Neyland, Command Chaplain HQ AFMC/HC Hilton Garden, Austin Landing, 12000 Innovation Drive, Miamisburg, OH 45342
5:00 PM Muddies Buddies all linedup for drive to Dayton Dragons Hilton Garden, Austin Landing, 12000 Innovation Drive, Miamisburg, OH 45342
5:30-6:00 PM Warrior Transport/Jeep Convo to Dayton Dragons Hilton Garden, Austin Landing, 12000 Innovation Drive, Miamisburg, OH 45342
6:30-11:00 PM Dayton Dragons Game (Honored Warriors, Sponsors) Fifth Third Field, Dayton, Ohio
6:30 PM Jeeps drive into Dragons Stadium
6:40 PM (TFX DEMO) TFX Jump US Flag at Dragons Game Fifth Third Field, Dayton, Ohio
6:45 PM Pre-game warrior acknowledgements Fifth Third Field, Dayton, Ohio
11:00-11:30 PM Transport Warriors back to hotel Hilton Garden, Austin Landing, 12000 Innovation Drive, Miamisburg, OH 45342
Late Evening Night Bow Fishing with Warriors – Sponsored by Cabela’s (Private) Caesar Creek, Waynesville, Ohio
Friday, July 21, 2017 Warrior Gun Shooting and Concert
Morning Breakfast at the Hilton Garden (All honored warriors) Hilton Garden, Austin Landing, 12000 Innovation Drive, Miamisburg, OH 45342
8:00 AM Transport Warriors to Gun Shoot Hilton Garden, Austin Landing, 12000 Innovation Drive, Miamisburg, OH 45342
9:00-4:00 PM Multi-gun Shoot at Miamisburg Sportsmen’s Club (Private) Miamisburg Sportsmen’s Club, 6300 S Union Rd, Miamisburg, OH 45342
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch – All Warriors and VIP at the Miamisburg Sportsmen’s Club Miamisburg Sportsmen’s Club, 6300 S Union Rd, Miamisburg, OH 45342
Afternoon PM Warrior Rest, Relax, Yoga, Caregiver Support Hilton Garden, Austin Landing, 12000 Innovation Drive, Miamisburg, OH 45342
5:30 PM (TFX DEMO) Ohio Challenge Demo Jump – TFX Flag/Streamer Jumpers Smith Park, Middletown, OH 45044
5:00-6:00 PM Warrior Weekend Hotrod Happy Hour Austin Landing Park (Open to Public) Austin Landing Common Area, Miamisburg, OH 45342
6:00 PM (TFX DEMO) TFX Jump US Flag at Austin Landing Austin Landing Common Area, Miamisburg, OH 45342
6:00-6:30 PM Hot Rods Transport to Warrior Concert Hilton Garden, Austin Landing, 12000 Innovation Drive, Miamisburg, OH 45342
8:00 PM (TFX DEMO) Ohio Challenge TFX Jump Big Flag at Ohio Challenge Smith Park, Middletown, OH 45044
6:30-11:00PM Warrior Weekend Concert Party (Private) Horsepower Ranch, 2227 Trinity Dr, Middletown, OH 45044
6:30 PM Warrior Welcome – Honored Warriors Arrive – People line up in Drive way Horsepower Ranch, 2227 Trinity Dr, Middletown, OH 45044
6:30-11:00 PM Music, Eat, Socialize, Monster Truck, Jeep Rock Garden and Rally Cars Horsepower Ranch, 2227 Trinity Dr, Middletown, OH 45044
7:00 PM Live Music with DV8 – http://www.justdv8.com/ Horsepower Ranch, 2227 Trinity Dr, Middletown, OH 45044
8:30 PM (TFX DEMO) TFX Jump US Flag at Warrior Weekend Concert Horsepower Ranch, 2227 Trinity Dr, Middletown, OH 45044
8:45 PM Ceremony to acknowledge honored guests and warriors (Honor Guard/Bag Pipes) Horsepower Ranch, 2227 Trinity Dr, Middletown, OH 45044
10:00 PM (TFX DEMO) Ohio Challenge TFX Jump – TFX Pyrotechnic Skydive Smith Park, Middletown, OH 45044
11:00-11:30 PM Transport Warriors from Concert to Hotel Hilton Garden, Austin Landing, 12000 Innovation Drive, Miamisburg, OH 45342
Late Evening Night Bow Fishing with Warriors – Sponsored by Cabela’s (Private) Caesar Creek, Waynesville, Ohio
Saturday, July 22, 2017 Warrior Ride Day and Ohio Challenge Hot Air Balloon Festival
Morning Breakfast at the Hilton Garden (All honored warriors) Hilton Garden, Austin Landing, 12000 Innovation Drive, Miamisburg, OH 45342
8:00 AM Transport Ambassadors to Bill Wilch Memorial 5k to send off and greet runners at end Smith Park, Middletown, OH 45044
8:00 AM Transport Honored Warriors to Drop Zone for AC Rides and Skydiving Start Skydiving, 1711 Run Way, Middletown, OH 45042
7:30-10:30 AM Bill Wilch Memorial 5k Walk/Run (Open to the Public)(Ambassadors onhand) Smith Park, Middletown, OH 45044
6:00 AM Set up for PFC Bill Wilch 5k Run and Ranger Ruck Smith Park, Middletown, OH 45044
7:30 AM Open Registration for Walk, Run and Ranger Ruck Smith Park, Middletown, OH 45044
7:45 AM Warrior Pancake Breakfast Smith Park, Middletown, OH 45044
8:45 AM Welcome, Race Directions and Thank You, Invocation, Warrior Pep Talk Smith Park, Middletown, OH 45044
8:50 AM (TFX DEMO) US Flag, PH Flag and GS Flag, Bill Wilch Tribute Jum, National Anthem Smith Park, Middletown, OH 45044
9:00 AM Start Bill Wilch Memorial 5k Run, Walk (Open to the Public) Smith Park, Middletown, OH 45044
10:30 AM Conclude Race – Warriors award medals at finish line (All Ambassadors on hand) Smith Park, Middletown, OH 45044
8:00-5:00 PM Golf Cart Transport Available (Use Planning Team and TFX) Start Skydiving, 1711 Run Way, Middletown, OH 45042
8:00-3:00PM Warrior Aircraft Rides and Tandem Skydives (Honored Warriors Only) Start Skydiving, 1711 Run Way, Middletown, OH 45042
11:30- 1:00 PM Lunch for all Warriors and Sponsors Start Skydiving, 1711 Run Way, Middletown, OH 45042
Afternoon PM Warrior Rest, Relax, Yoga, Caregiver Support Hilton Garden, Austin Landing, 12000 Innovation Drive, Miamisburg, OH 45342
1:00-5:00 PM Sponsors Aircraft Rides and Tandem Skydives Start Skydiving, 1711 Run Way, Middletown, OH 45042
4:00 to 10:30pm Full Ohio Challenge Festival, Hot Air Balloons, Music and exhibits Smith Park, Middletown, OH 45044
4:00-5:00 PM Charity Car Show – Warriors Choice Judging4:30 to 5pm(Open to the Public) Smith Park, Middletown, OH 45044
6:00-10:00 PM Lima Company Memorial – On Display Smith Park, Middletown, OH 45044
3:00/4:00/5:00 PM (TFX DEMO) TFX Jump – Flag/Streamer Jumpers Smith Park, Middletown, OH 45044
4:30-6:30 Private Warrior Weekend VIP Dinner (300+ People)
4:30 PM Guests arrive – Live Music Entertainment
5:00 PM Dinner
Welcome:David and John Hart, Blues Skies Founders
Proclamation:Larry Mulligan Jr., Mayor City of Middletown, Ohio
Post Colors:Middletown PD Honor Guard
Honor Fallen:Bagpipes, Drew Kennedy, US Army Ranger
Comments and Prayer:USAF Captain Guy Gruters, Vietnam POW, Silver Star (2), Distinguished Flying Cross (2), Purple Heart (2), Bronze with Valor
Serve Food:Combs BBQ
Acknowledge: CSM Bennie Atkins, US Army Medal of Honor
Acknowledge: VIP and Sponsors
Acknowledge:Alumni/Ambassadors Gold Stars and Purple Hearts
Acknowledge:Honored New Warrior Gold Stars and Purple Hearts
Meet Team Fastrax:(All hands-on)
Leadership Award
6:30 PM Wrap up and proceed to Ohio Challenge
6:45-7:00 Warriors Convoy in Muddy Buddys Jeeps to Ohio Challenge Main Stage
7:00-8:00 Public Warrior Ceremony, Warrior Award Presentation with Senior Military Leaders
USAF Brigadier General Allen Day,Commander of Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Richmond, VA. Commissioned 1989, USAF Academy VIP Tent, Smith Park, Middletown, Ohio 45044
USAF Brigadier General Donna Shiptonis the AF PEO Tanker Directorate, AFLCMC, AFMC, WPAFB, OH. Commissioned 1991, AFROTC Clemson University VIP Tent, Smith Park, Middletown, Ohio 45044
8:00-11:00 Warriors, Sponsors and VIP Enjoy Ohio Challenge Hot Air Balloon Festival at Selection.com VIP Pavilion VIP Tent, Smith Park, Middletown, Ohio 45044
10:00 PM (TFX DEMO) TFX Jump Pyrotechnic Skydive VIP Tent, Smith Park, Middletown, Ohio 45044
10:05 PM Ohio Challenge Fireworks Show VIP Tent, Smith Park, Middletown, Ohio 45044
Evening Transport Warriors back to hotel as needed and request Hilton Garden, Austin Landing, 12000 Innovation Drive, Miamisburg, OH 45342
Sunday, July, 23, 2017 Warrior Wrap up and Travel Day
Morning Warrior Farewell Breakfast and Wrap Up at Hilton Garden (Informal) Hilton Garden, Austin Landing, 12000 Innovation Drive, Miamisburg, OH 45342
Morning Optional Church for Warriors who want to attend Hilton Garden, Austin Landing, 12000 Innovation Drive, Miamisburg, OH 45342
Morning Check out from Hotel Hilton Garden, Austin Landing, 12000 Innovation Drive, Miamisburg, OH 45342
9:00 – 3:00 PM Shuttle warriors to airport Dayton Airport Primary