USPA to Celebrate 70th Anniversary During Summer Board Meeting


This July, the U.S. Parachute Association celebrates its 70th anniversary! To commemorate this milestone, USPA will host an evening celebration July 23 at USPA Headquarters in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The evening will also include the special dedication renaming the USPA Headquarters building the “Christopher J. Needels National Skydiving Headquarters” on the 10-year anniversary of USPA’s relocation to Fredericksburg. All USPA members are invited to join the USPA Board and staff for the festivities. Those planning to attend should RSVP by July 7 to

That same weekend, USPA will also hold its annual General Membership Meeting Friday, July 22, at 7 p.m. in Alexandria, Virginia, at the Holiday Inn & Suites Alexandria—Historic District. The meeting will take place in conjunction with the summer meeting of the USPA Board of Directors, held Friday to Sunday, July 22-24, at the same location. All USPA members in good standing are invited to attend the General Membership Meeting, which will include information on the current state of USPA, as well as an opportunity for members to bring up discussion items with the board. The Holiday Inn is located at 625 First St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 548-6300

Schedule of Events

4:00 p.m. - USPA Headquarters Open for Tours [Limited parking at USPA Headquarters; parking next door at Liberty Lanes]
4:30 p.m. - Board of Directors Arrives at USPA Headquarters
5:15 p.m. - Exhibition Jump by the U.S. Army Parachute Team
5:30 p.m. - Building Dedication as the "Christopher J. Needels National Skydiving Headquarters"
6:00 p.m. - USPA 70th Birthday Celebration at Liberty Lanes (Next Door)

  • Hors d’Oeuvres and Cash Bar
  • Introduction of Special Guests
  • Birthday Toast
  • Cutting of the Birthday Cake

7:30 p.m. - Live Music by FXBG All Stars
9:00 p.m. - Celebration End