The City of Homestead Welcomes Golden Knights to their 2012 Winter Training

On Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at the City Hall Council Chambers, the U S Army Parachute Team, Sergeant Major Stephen Young and SSG Shelby Bixler, the Gold Demonstration Team Recruiting liason accepted a wonderful award from the city of Homestead.

Mayor Bateman thanked the team for returning to Homestead, for supporting the 63rd Annual Rodeo, the upcoming Bike Festival and the opportunity to take a tandem parachute jump with the team at training last year.

 

Mayor Bateman presented the SGM a beautiful framed document welcoming the team to “Our Beautiful City” and also gave the SGM a huge bright white, yellow and blue crest from the City of Homestead established in 1913.

He said they would be honored to have them hung in our Winter Training Facility on Homestead Reserve Airbase in appreciation of the city.

 

The US Army Parachute Team, Golden Knights, would like to thank the Mayor, Council members and the wonderful people in the community for all of the hospitality extended to the team and thank them for sharing their beautiful city, magnificent blue skies and warm sunshine

For New Guys

Sergeant Earl Scott who works with the Pentagon Channel to produce episodes for their new show “For New Guys” was quite amazed to see what it takes to be a Golden Knight. The new program concentrates on Soldiers going through intense training to be selected into the Army’s most elite units. (more…)

Safety First!!!

Safety is paramount in everything we do. It all begins with professional training, repetition, debriefing and more training.The team safety officer always goes to the demonstration site to check out the proposed landing site to check for poles, trees, power lines, holes and anything else that would hinder the safe landing of the parachutist, tandem passengers or audience attending the show, which the team would be performing for at an event. (more…)

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