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!

The Countdown to 2011 CISM begins….

SSG Acevedo before dead center

SSG Acevedo before dead center at the 2010 CISM in Switzerland

The 5th Counseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Games is less than three weeks away.  Actually, there are less than nine training days until the members of the US Army Parachute Team depart for Brazil.  These Golden Knights will represent the United States in the 36th World Military Parachuting Championships, one of twenty world championships to form the World Games this year. (more…)

HEAD DOWN SPLASH!!!

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In the skydiving community flying head down is quite a common position for various formations, but today it was something quite different for members of the U. S. Army Parachute Team. Golden Knights and it caused quite a splash! Instead of falling out of the sky from 13,000 feet, the teams were falling into a royal blue pool of cool water for annual water training. (more…)

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