Gold Team in the Wild Wild West

SSG Chris Clark (left) and SGT Rich Sloan fly a side-by-side down-plane (photo by SSG Dan Cook)

Most of the Golden Knights’ performances are east of the Mississippi, since the Team is based at Fort Bragg, NC. A few times a year, however, the Fokker C-31 jump aircraft will embark on a cross-country trip, carrying the demonstrators to the Rockies and beyond.

It was just such a trip for Gold Team this past weekend in Rifle, Colorado. The jumpers (more…)

Mississippi Landscapes


SFC JD Berentis looks down upon the Mississippi River

It was record high temperatures for Dubuque, Iowa as we descended upon the vast backdrop of the Mississippi River. The weekend kicked off by a demonstration into the Kennedy Mall parking lot. We performed for over 800 guests of the Cedar Rapids Recruiting Station.  After the demonstration the Team members were honored to speak with many potential recruits and their families about the lifestyle of today’s modern Army Soldier.  (more…)

As American as Baseball and Fireworks

SFC Dustin Peregrin flies over the Kernels stadium, while SGT Chris Clark and SGT Tom Pryjda fly a Side-by-Side formation below to the left (photo by SGT Rachel Medley)

What better way to kick off the Independence Day weekend than to jump into America’s favorite pastime: a baseball park!

Gold Demonstration Team jumped into the Cedar Rapids Kernels stadium Friday afternoon despite tricky winds. Although two jumps were planned, only the first one went off; winds exceeded safety limits for the second jump.

A group of helpful kids helped pack the parachutes, and the recruiters were on hand to answer questions about Army opportunities to interested teens. (more…)

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