U.S. Army Golden Knights to visit Chuckey-Doak, ETSU football games


The Black Knights are meeting the Golden Knights.

The U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team will be in the Tri-Cities throughout the weekend.

The unit has about 89 men and women in the unit. That breaks down into about 55 jumpers with two demonstration teams.

"Before you can actually apply for the team, you have to already have 100 free-fall parachute jumps whether that be acquired through civilian means or military means," Staff Sgt. Morgan George said.

This weekend, they will have eight jumpers, two pilots, and a person on the ground.

Friday night, the team is visiting the Black Knights of Chuckey-Doak High School. They will also make an appearance the following afternoon for the ETSU game.

"On Friday, we're going to jump out and pull our parachute almost immediately. We're going to have a bunch of very big flags attached to our parachute. It'll be an excellent show. On Saturday, we're all going to jump out of the same time and form an incredible mass formation while falling through the sky. We're going to have red smoke on our feet so the audience can see us from such a height," George said.

The Golden Knights will jump onto the field at Chuckey-Doak at 7 p.m. Friday.

The ETSU jump will take place at 3:10 p.m. before kickoff.

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