GKAS: Week Zero

Exhausted yet? Muscles ache? Feeling overwhelmed with course study materials? Getting used to it is our only option as the administrative week of Golden Knights Assesment and Selection comes to an end. Now the real training starts. Appropriately the 2010 GKAS class has adopted the motto…”Let it Begin”.

Rigger Check

SFC Bovee subtlety explaining the importance of Rigger checks

 The Golden Knights Assesment and Selection Program began just 7 days ago. However, if you ask a “tryout” they would tell you the time spent in the rigorous assessment and Selection program has felt like 7 weeks. From day one the we have begun to form friendly bonds and exceptional teamwork. As candidates we spent “zero week” completeing in processing paperwork, arranging our barracks, receiving our equipment issue, aircraft safety briefings, various classes and some one on one instruction in the vertical wind tunnel. 

Candidates moving to the UV-18 Twin Otter for lift one of GKAS 2010

With the administration and basic instruction courses out of the way, it was time to get to the meat of the program. Although the weather was threatening to end our planned jump day, we managed to end the week with a total of 90 accident free precision freefall jumps. Week “zero” has been demanding on all of us. However, we all look forward to the challenges that the Cadre have promised us for Week “One”.

SGT Villegas and SGT Clark have their pins checked by SGT Sloan and PFC Stahler

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  • josh abernathy

    Good luck guys and gals! can’t wait to see a certain few of you become Golden Knights!

  • Chris

    Good job fellas keep up the good work

  • Chris A

    Tom, easy does it. I think your about to pop a vain! Why so angry looking?

  • Cyndi Hulst

    Best of luck LADIES & gentlemen and WTG Marcia, you have ALWAYS been a trailblazer!!! :0)

  • Tony Bilau

    Coo Coo Cachoo!!! Way to go Marcia, you got this!! Take care :)


  • Susie M.

    All right!! Sounds like alot of work, but oh the rewards, huh? You guys and gals are great. Keep safe and have fun. Mom

  • Joel

    Go Marcia L.S.P.C. loves ya .

  • Jacquelynne miller

    I love you sissy! lookin sharp :) hope you’re having fun and can’t wait to see you when you get home.

  • Joseph Huebner

    Good luck Sgt. Marcia Clark, I’m very proud of you! – Uncle Joe

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