The City of Homestead Welcomes Golden Knights to their 2012 Winter Training

On Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at the City Hall Council Chambers, the U S Army Parachute Team, Sergeant Major Stephen Young and SSG Shelby Bixler, the Gold Demonstration Team Recruiting liason accepted a wonderful award from the city of Homestead.

Mayor Bateman thanked the team for returning to Homestead, for supporting the 63rd Annual Rodeo, the upcoming Bike Festival and the opportunity to take a tandem parachute jump with the team at training last year.

 

Mayor Bateman presented the SGM a beautiful framed document welcoming the team to “Our Beautiful City” and also gave the SGM a huge bright white, yellow and blue crest from the City of Homestead established in 1913.

He said they would be honored to have them hung in our Winter Training Facility on Homestead Reserve Airbase in appreciation of the city.

 

The US Army Parachute Team, Golden Knights, would like to thank the Mayor, Council members and the wonderful people in the community for all of the hospitality extended to the team and thank them for sharing their beautiful city, magnificent blue skies and warm sunshine

Homestead invaded by UFO? Nope just the Golden Knights

Gold-Team-Night-Mass,-Photo-by-SSG-Chris-AcevedoOn 16 February, the Golden Knights conducted night jumps as part of the annual winter training. As usual the Team sparks calls to the local authorities and news channels, this year was no different. (more…)

Demo Teams Amp up for the First Demo of 2012

 

As the Black and Gold Demo Teams close out the second week of winter training, we prepare for our first demonstration of the year. Homestead’s Rodeo, at Harris Field, will be the host of this Saturday’s jump. For some of the new members of the Team, this will be the first Golden Knight demo, they ever see. As we are always looking to compliment positive community relations, the Golden Knights were happy to take part in this year’s rodeo.

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