COVID-19 UPDATE - MAY 2020:
LEAPFEST 2020 is Officially Cancelled
This difficult decision is based on our continued prioritization of competitor and spectator safety, and the potential harm that may result from running such a popular and well-attended event. Additionally, the travel and social distancing restrictions that are now in effect make it impractical to conduct an International Parachute Competition here in Rhode Island. We are deeply disappointed to have to make this announcement and hope that everyone will join us next year for LEAPFEST 2021!
If you have Registered for LEAPFEST 2020, you will be contacted via email with more information regarding this cancellation. If you have submitted your Registration Payment, a refund will be forthcoming.
Thank you for your continued support of LEAPFEST!
LEAPFEST2020 EVENT BRIEF
WHO: The RI Army National Guard will be hosting Paratroopers from the Armed Forces of the US and Allied Foreign Nations.
WHAT: An International Static Line Parachute Training Event and Competition.
WHEN: AUGUST 1, 2020 | 9am-3pm | SPECTATORS WELCOME!!!
WHERE: West Kingston Elementary School (3119 Ministerial RD, West Kingston, RI 02892) | "Drop Zone" is located on the turf field behind the school.
WHY: "...to Promote the Camaraderie and Esprit de Corps of the Airborne Soldier through International Competition."
HOW: For more information,
PAST TEAM WINNERS: 1982-2018
2018 - 4th Battalion, 160th Special Operations (Airborne) | Washington, USA
2017 - D CO 2-160th SOAR (Abn) | Kentucky, USA
2016 - Detachment 2, 165th Quartermaster Company | Nebraska, USA
2015 - Delta Company/2ND Battalion 160th SOAR (A) | Kentucky, USA
2014 - Group Support Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group | Utah, USA
2012 - 3rd Battalion Royal 22nd Regiment | Quebec, CAN
2011 - Maryland Rigger Detachment | Maryland, USA
2010 - HHC 1/160 SOAR | Kentucky, USA
2009 - Natick Soldier Systems Center | Massachusetts, USA
2008 - HHC 1/160 SOAR | Kentucky, USA
2007 - US Air Force Survival Training School | Washington, USA
2006 - 14th Parachute Battalion | Paraguay
2005 - Ficezas Aemadas (Special Forces) | Honduras
2004 - A Co. 2/19th Special Forces Group | Rhode Island, USA
2003 - Explosive Ordinance Disposal #2 | Virginia, USA
2002 - Royal 22d Regiment Parachute Company | Quebec, CAN
2001 - 207th LRS (Ranger) Detachment | Alaska, USA
2000 - Luftland-Und LufttransportSchuls | Germany
1999 - 4th PsyOps Group, 82nd Airborne | North Carolina, USA
1998 - 274th Surgical Support Team, 82nd Airborne | North Carolina, USA
1997 - 1/58 AVN Regiment, 82nd Airborne | North Carolina, USA
1996 - 129th Infantry Detachment, LRS (Ranger) | Maryland, USA
1995 - 1st Parachute Regiment | United Kingdom
1994 - Tunisian Airborne Forces | Tunisia
1993 - 82nd Airborne Division | North Carolina, USA
1992 - 101st Airborne (Air Assault) | Kentucky, USA
1991 - 129th Infantry Detachment, LRS (Ranger) | Maryland, USA
1990 - C Co. 509th Infantry (Airborne/Pathfinder) | Alabama, USA
1989 - C Co. 509th Infantry (Airborne/Pathfinder) | Alabama, USA
1988 - 207th Infantry Detachement LRS (Ranger) | Alaska, USA
1987 - F Co. 425th Rangers | Michigan, USA
1986 - 4th FORCE RECON Detachment | California, USA
1984 - 1st SOCOM | Florida, USA
1983 - F Co. 425th Rangers | Michigan, USA
1982 - 10th Special Forces Group | Massachusetts, USA