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Gold Team in the Wild Wild West

SSG Chris Clark (left) and SGT Rich Sloan fly a side-by-side down-plane (photo by SSG Dan Cook)

Most of the Golden Knights’ performances are east of the Mississippi, since the Team is based at Fort Bragg, NC. A few times a year, however, the Fokker C-31 jump aircraft will embark on a cross-country trip, carrying the demonstrators to the Rockies and beyond.

It was just such a trip for Gold Team this past weekend in Rifle, Colorado. The jumpers (more…)

And We Are Off!

The journey to the 5th Counseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) begins today.

Women's Team exits the GK Otter over Laurninburg, NC (photo by SSG Scott Janise)

The Golden Knights 8-way and 4-way competition teams hit the road today for Rio de Janiero, Brazil, the 26th largest city in the world and home to the 5th CISM World Games.  The Parachuting Championships section of the games will take place in Resende, a smaller city in the state of Rio de Janiero.  The official opening ceremonies are in just three days.

Women's Team trains 4-way over Laurinburg, NC

This past week wrapped up six months of intense training consisting of hours in the wind tunnel and numerous parachute jumps over the GK training drop zone in Laurinburg, NC.  The training is about to pay off as both teams ride that wave straight into the first round of competition.  Check back for frequent updates of the competition and the team’s time in Brazil!

Mississippi Landscapes

 

SFC JD Berentis looks down upon the Mississippi River

It was record high temperatures for Dubuque, Iowa as we descended upon the vast backdrop of the Mississippi River. The weekend kicked off by a demonstration into the Kennedy Mall parking lot. We performed for over 800 guests of the Cedar Rapids Recruiting Station.  After the demonstration the Team members were honored to speak with many potential recruits and their families about the lifestyle of today’s modern Army Soldier.  (more…)

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