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…)

Golden Knights Go Back to Their Roots at Raeford, NC

SSG Drew Starr, SSG Justin Blewitt, SSG Laura Dickmeyer, and SGT Jen Schaben demonstrate proper door position for a 4-way exit (photo by SGT Rachel Medley)

Forty years ago, the sport of skydiving was a somewhat obscure pastime marked with the stereotype of long haired hippies and crazy people. Because it was such a new sport, regulations were spotty and inconsistent at best. The equipment was still in its early stages of development and there was very little standardization in the industry. In 1967 the United States parachute Association (USPA) was established, and as the years went by and regulations and equipment got better and safer. (more…)

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