LAS VEGAS – Army Golden Knights infiltrated Las Vegas, NV on Saturday to begin preparations for the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS). This annual meeting brings together and eclectic mix of Air Show Organizers, Sponsors, Performers and Exhibitors. The purpose? To prepare for the 2011 Air Show Season through direct coordination. The end result is a full schedule of events across America!
Candidates Graduate US Army Parachute Team Golden Knights 2010 Assessment and Selection Program at Raeford Drop Zone
The U.S. Army Parachute Team the Golden Knights’2010 Assessment and Selection program will be conducting the annual Graduation program on Tuesday, November 2 at Raeford drop zone. The program began with 16 and ended with 9 Soldiers who endured the 8 weeks of intense training vying for a position on the elite team. They have truly earned the right to wear the prestigious black and gold uniform—representing the Army’s Official Ambassadors.
To be selected to the team, an individual must be on active duty status, have completed 150 free fall parachute jumps and have a good military and civilian record. Individuals submit their packets for selection, a process that includes a rigorous six-week assessment and selection program of training. Members that successfully completed the six-week training program were knighted today in a special ceremony as an official member of the Golden Knights.
Sergeant 1st Class Scott McGee was promoted to Master Sergeant today in a promotion ceremony at the team Headquarters. His wife, Staff Sergeant McGee pinned the rank on her husband and team commander Lieutenant Colonel Joe Martin promoted MSG McGee. (more…)