Fayetteville Swamp Dogs

 

SSG James Hackett Jumping in the American Flag to Lee Greenwoods God Bless America

SSG James Hackett Jumping in the American Flag to Lee Greenwoods God Bless America

 

The Black Demonstration Team had the honor of being able to perform a local parachute demonstration this weekend at the Fayetteville Swamp Dogs baseball game.The Fayetteville Swamps Dogs are a collegiate summer baseball team playing in the Costal Plain League since the 2001 season, when they swamped the South Division with a record of 18 wins and 8 losses.

  Eleven black team demonstrators exited our C-31 Friendship five thousand feet above JP Riddle Stadium and put on a fantastic display of our infamous stackout maneuvers followed by a biplane (canopy relative work), which was piloted by SSG Chris Clark and navigator SGT David Echeverry to close out the show.

  SSG Chris Clark jumped in the game ball and presented it to the City of Fayetteville Mayor Nat Robertson, who threw the first pitch into the game. It is such a great privilege to be able to jump into local venues around our prestigious All American City, which is the Home of the US Army Parachute Team, Golden Knights. It was such a great pleasure to have our friends, family and local community cheering us on as we landed our black and gold canopies in the center of the stadium.  Join us for our next stop Rockford, Illinois!

SSG Bixler

 

 

 

 

11th Annual Jones Beach Airshow

Black Yearbook 14 The Black Demonstration Team led by SFC Kevin Presgraves made their third air show appearance of the season at the 11th Annual Jones Beach Airshow in New York. It was an honor to be back in the skies again performing alongside so many prestigious acts including the US Navy Blue Angels and legendary aviation pilot Sean D. Tucker of Team Oracle.

 

The Team performs for more than 1/3 of the American Public Annually

The Team performs for more than 1/3 of the American Public Annually

 The team was welcomed back to the air show circuit at the Cradle of Aviation Museum to kick off the weekends festivities. SFC Kevin Presgraves presented a team lithograph to air show sponsor Bethpage Federal Credit Union and thanked all of the air show sponsors for inviting us back to Jones Beach, NY.

 Downing Travis SGT 14SGT Travis Downing and SGT David Flynn were the narrators for our performances on Saturday and Flynn David SGTSunday. They both had the honor of flying in our Nation’s Colors prior to our performances. During each of our narrators canopy decent into the 200 by 200 foot landing area,  Mr. Sean D. Tucker and his aerobatic dream machine circled each of them with the Team Oracle plane.

 

 

 What an honor it was to represent all Soldiers past and present in front of a record setting crowd of close to 500,000. After each of our performances this weekend we walked out of our 200 by 200 foot drop zone carrying our parachutes into a crowd of thousands of spectators. We received plenty of high fives and were thanked over and over again for our service to this wonderful Country as well as the spectacular performances. The strength of our Soldiers comes from the support we receive all across the Nation. Thank you Jones Beach!

  Black team is preparing for another local performance into the Fayetteville Swamp Dogs Minor League Baseball game this weekend and then will make their 4th air show appearance in Rockford, Illinois.   SSG Bixler  Photos by SSG Pendleton

The Black Demonstration Team Jumped into the 65th Armed Forces Day Celebration

 

SSG David Echeverry was the first demonstrator to jump in the American Flag and he then narrated the rest of the show for his team.

SSG David Echeverry was the first demonstrator to jump in the American Flag and he then narrated the rest of the show for his team.

Members of the Black Team performed at the Fayetteville’s Veteran’s Park this past weekend

for the 65th Annual Armed Forces Day Celebration.There was approximately 800 participants that went on the bike run this year.  

SSG Echeverry narrating the demonstraton.

SSG Echeverry narrating the demonstraton.

 

An excited audience cheers as the jumpers come in.

An excited audience cheers as the jumpers come in.

SSG Clark and biggest fan

SSG Clark and biggest fan

CSM Thomas Holland watching the team as they come in to the drop zone.

CSM Thomas Holland watching the team as they come in to the drop zone.

 

SSG Sloan and MSG Cooley signing autographs for Veterans.

SSG Sloan and MSG Cooley signing autographs for Veterans.

SPC Luke Olk and PFC Wenger sign autographs for visiting veterans

SPC Luke Olk and PFC Wenger sign autographs for visiting veterans

SSG Hackett, MSG Cooley and SSG Sloan taking photo with fans

SSG Hackett, MSG Cooley and SSG Sloan taking photo with fans

 

MSG Cooley, Luc Looley and Black Team

MSG Cooley, Luc Cooley and Black Team

Lining up for the target

Lining up for the target

Pyro exit

Pyro exit

 

                                                                                                                            It was a great honor to be able to perform in our hometown and continue to be the ambassadors for the

US Army as well as Soldiers past and present who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

The team had the honor of jumping with MSG Charles Cooley to log his last jump as a Golden Knights.

We wish MSG Cooley the best as he transitions into civilian life.

 Black team begins their preparation this week as they head to

Jones Beach, NY this weekend. SSG Bixler

 

SSG Clark jumps in thae Army Star Camopu

SSG Clark jumps in the Army Star Canopy

US Army Parachute Team,Golden Knights Black Demonstration Team

US Army Parachute Team,Golden Knights Black Demonstration Team

SSG Chris Clark hits dead center the target

SSG Chris Clark hits dead center the target

 

MSG Charles Cooley making his last local jump prior to his retirement

MSG Charles Cooley making his last local jump prior to his retirement

 

 

Black Demonstration Team CSM Thomas Holland and MSG Charles Cooley

Black Demonstration Team CSM Thomas Holland and MSG Charles Cooley

 

POW/MIA Flag

POW/MIA Flag

Jumping pyro at dusk with the NC Flad

Jumping pyro at dusk with the NC Flag

 

 

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