SSG Phillips and SPC Stahler, both of the Army Parachute Team, recently competed for the titles of Non-Commisioned Officer and Soldier of the Year for the Accessions Support Brigade. Both competitiors endured a grueling three days of stiff competition. Starting with an Army Physical Fitness Test and ending in an eight hour ride home in a very crowded sedan. (more…)
Story and photos by SGT Rachel Medley and SGT Dan Cook
Everybody knows that Rome was NOT built in a day, and that in order to do anything right, it takes time and preparation. Putting on a freefall demonstration is no momentary or spontaneous feat…and the great deal of preparation that takes place in the days leading up to it are rarely seen by anyone outside the Team.
When a person watches the Golden Knights perform an aerial demonstration, the immediate visual experience is thrilling! It starts from two and a half miles above the earth with the smoke, the bomb-burst and the flags flying on the parachutes followed by each Team member landing inside of a 12-inch circle one after the other in quick succession. It’s breathtaking! But if each spectator could see into the inner workings of every performance (more…)
As Golden Knights, we are Soldiers first, highly trained in one of the hundreds of occupational skills. We are proud to represent the high standards that are reflected in all of America’s Soldiers. This week provides an excellent opportunity to prove just that!