Tryouts Week 5

SFC Windmiller completing the first Table Top Round of GKAS 2010Week five has come and gone. As always, the tasks get tougher and the standards increase. It’s a formula we now know well. That doesn’t make it any easier. We have moved on to Mass Formation training. This involves all candidates (the ten of us that remain) and a cadre jumping in one large formation. It’s a nice change of pace from the daily routine of maneuvers with individual debriefs and in-depth critiques. Simply put, the Mass Formations are actually quite a bit of fun. (more…)

WEEk 4 feeling like Week 40

Candidate SFC Peregrin lands dead center on target for the POPS (Parachutists over Phorty) opening ceremoniesWeek Four continued to challenge us in every way possible. More tasks to complete and higher standards to deal with. It seems just as we get used to the heat that is poured on, the Cadre find a new way to turn it up. In particular was learning how to deal with a crowd of spectators that are demanding autographs, photos and answers to their various questions. Mr. Thacker of Raeford Parachute Center and several Golden Knight Alumni visited us this week and observed training. They interacted with us in a simulated spectator environment giving us the chance to learn how to deal with the many situations that arise during a demonstration. (more…)

Tryouts 2010 Photo Album

Here you will find a photo slideshow of the 2010 Assessment and Selection class. The photos will be updated regularly, so check back often. Enjoy

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