Giving Back: Leading Edge Honors America's Troops with Surprise Celebration

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World's Largest Aircraft Painting Company Throws Impromptu Party at Miramar Officer's Club

We love giving back to our troops in ways they least expect it

What's a party without a few surprises and an appreciative host? That's the question that MCAS Miramar troops recently had answered after a surprise visit from Leading Edge Aviation Services. The world's top aircraft painting company recently stormed the local Officer's Club with a single mission at hand - to bring food, fun, and drinks to everyone in attendance.

From 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, the company played host to a battery of libations and entertainment as its way of saying thanks for its own success, and for the sacrifices made by each and every member of our armed forces.

"We love giving back to our troops in ways they least expect it," said Mike Manclark, CEO, Leading Edge Aviation Services. "They've given so much to our country, and our company, we thought it only fair to give them a night they'd truly remember. To be there for the smiles and cheers was quite simply an honor."

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Leading Edge has a long history with the Armed Forces. During its humble beginnings, the company earned its reputation for quality while washing and detailing aircraft for local California bases during cold desert nights.

"Back in those early days, the military is what kept us going," added Manclark. "We'd be out there freezing with our mops and buckets, but we'd always forge ahead. No matter how demanding our job was, we knew it always paled in comparison to the ones of our service men and women. We hope this little surprise party reminds them all of just how thankful we truly are."

About Leading Edge Aviation Services:
Headquartered in Santa Ana, CA with facilities across the United States, Leading Edge Aviation Services, Inc. is one of the most advanced, commercial aircraft services companies in the world. Specializing in commercial, private, and military aircraft painting, the company also provides a wide range of commercial services, including fuel system servicing, mod-center support, contract labor, line-turn maintenance, composite and sheet metal, long and short term aircraft storage, field audits, fleet assessments, interior deep cleaning, and strip and painting services to various branches of the United States Military. For more information, visit


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