Gold Team Swoops Into Duke Football Game


SSG Ryan Ray sets up to land on the 50 yard line. Photo by SSG Aaron Figel

SSG Ryan Ray sets up to land on the 50 yard line. Photo by SSG Aaron Figel

On Saturday, Gold Team jumped into the Duke football stadium prior to the Duke vs Army football game. Since the game was being televised on ESPN, there was only a small window of time to get the jumpers out of the plane and off the field, so the pressure was on! Gold Team accomplished it flawlessly, by both reducing their number of jumpers to just five and also using a static narrator, who talked from inside the sound booth, instead of jumping in on a pass prior to the rest of the Team.

The jumpers wowed the crowd, as some landed right on the 50 yard line, while others swooped in with smaller parachutes to go for long distance yards. After the jump, the Team went to the Army tent to vist with the public and the local Army recruiters. The recruiters even had a mock Soldier attached to a parachute which was inflated with helium. It was great showing for the Army all around, and the Team was proud to be a part of it.

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