The Golden Knights Parachute Jumpers
HistoryThe United States Army Parachute Team, nicknamed the Golden Knights, is a demonstration and competition parachute team of the United States Army. It consists of demonstration and competition parachutist teams, drawn from all branches of the U.S. Army. Members must demonstrate excellence in parachuting.
The Strategic Army Corps Sport Parachute Team (STRAC) was originally conceived by Brigadier General Joseph Stilwell. The first STRAC team consisted of 19 military parachutists. This unofficial unit competed successfully in parachute competitions, provided assistance to the military in the development of modern parachuting techniques and equipment, and provided support for U.S. Army public relations and recruiting. In 1959, the team was formally organized and later redesignated as the U.S. Army's official aerial demonstration unit on June 1, 1961.
- When: July 3rd 10:30am: The Helicopter begins circling the jump site at 10am
- Where: The North Golf Course #1 Fairway
- We recommend you bring your lawn chairs and or blankets.
- How much does it cost: The event is free and open to the public. Donations are excepted and encouraged. All donations will be presented to The Honor Flight of Dubuque and the Tristate
- Food and Beverage available for purchase
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