Freefall Formation Team begins Training

8 Way exits the UV-18 Twin OtterAll of the members of the Golden Knight’s 8-way Team are back together and doing what they do best- building eight man formations while in freefall.  This year’s delayed start was due to several competitors attending Non-Commisioned Officer’s schools according to their specific MOS and rank.  (more…)

Golden Knight Women’s 4-Way Team Starts Training!

SGT Jen Schaben, SSG Laura Dickmeyer, SSG Dannielle Woosley and SFC Angela Nichols. Photo by SSG Scott Janise.

After the bout of storms in North Carolina, the temperatures are starting to rise. Dogwood trees are blooming. People are actually wearing shorts, from time to time. That can only mean one thing. Time to start training! The newly minted Golden Knight Women’s 4-Way Team has officially begun their intensive training cycle. (more…)

8 Way Takes Gold at 2011 Indoor Skydiving Championships

GK 8way members prepare for round 9The US Army Golden Knights Competition Team made a strong showing this weekend at the 2011 Indoor Skydiving Championships hosted by the Paraclete XP wind tunnel in Raeford, NC.  The Knights competed in the 4way and 8way Formation Skydiving categories. 

Saturday consisted of 8 rounds of 4way followed by 8 rounds of 8way.  16 rounds of competition in one day require a high degree of physical and mental endurance.  The Golden Knights’ Gold 4way Team finished the day in 3rd place, while the 8way Team sat atop the leader board after 8 rounds. (more…)

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