Olympic medalists Troy Dumais and Sam Dorman will travel to Thule Air Base in Greenland on Thursday, January 19 as part of USA Diving’s Dive Into Service program.
Dive Into Service is a leadership focused mentorship and relationship building program that partners USA Diving athletes with active military service members and veterans. USA Diving athletes will support and engage members of our military and will have the opportunity to learn leadership and team-building skills through sessions run by military leaders sharing their personal experiences defending our nation. In turn, USA Diving athletes will share their stories of setting both individual and team goals to be the best in the world while representing Team USA.
Dumais, a four-time Olympian and 2012 bronze medalist, will be making his second trip with the Dive Into Service program when he travels to Greenland. Dumais took part in the program’s launch on September 11, 2016, with a visit to the Air Force’s 21st Space Wing located at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Dorman, a 2016 Olympic silver medalist, will be participating in his first Dive Into Service trip.
Thule Air Base, which reports to the 21st Space Wing, is the United States’ most remote military base. Located 750 miles north of the Arctic Circle, its mission is to provide early warning and defense of ballistic missile launches against the United States and Southern Canada to the North American Aerospace Defense Command and JCS Command Centers. The 12th Space Warning Squadron also detects and tracks polar orbiting satellites in support of operational space surveillance and space control missions.
USA Diving has partnered with American300 Tours, a not-for-profit organization that supports military service members and their families with mentor programming, to implement the Dive Into Service program.