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President Donald Trump remarks at 2020 Salute to America

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP:  Wow.  Are you having a good time?  (Applause.)  Members of Congress, members of my cabinet, and my fellow Americans: The First Lady and I are delighted to welcome you to the second annual Salute to America.  (Applause.)

On this wonderful day, we celebrate our history, our heroes, our heritage, our great American flag, and our freedom.  Happy Fourth of July to everyone.  (Applause.)

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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Golden Knight Parachute Team holds Tandem Camp in Clarksville

 

Written by Sgt. John Miller
U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights

U.S. Department of the ArmyClarksville, TN – The day starts the same as all tandem camps with the Tandem Master in this case Sergeant First Class Jimmy Hackett giving a brief on tandem operations to a class full of people who are prepared to voluntarily get thrown out of a perfectly good airplane. During this class the students for the day learn how to effectively be an exemplary tandem passenger learning the proper way to exit and land a tandem jump.

During the camp many local dignitaries were given the opportunity of a lifetime and conduct a tandem jump with the Golden Knights. Several members of the “Veterans Trust”, a strategic grant-making foundation, were on hand to jump including Lee Hediger the founder and Fred Roger the executive director.

A tandem instructor and passenger execute a picture perfect landing after a successful jump at 13,500 feet on Outlaw Field, TN on March 1st, 2018. (Sgt. John Miller)

A tandem instructor and passenger execute a picture perfect landing after a successful jump at 13,500 feet on Outlaw Field, TN on March 1st, 2018. (Sgt. John Miller)

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan tandem sky dives with Golden Knights

 

Lessons learned jumping from a Plane

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, along with a number of community leaders, accepted an invitation to parachute from a military aircraft with the Golden Knights, the official aerial parachute demonstration team for the U.S. Army.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan tandem sky dives with Golden Knights Clarksville Regional Airport.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan tandem sky dives with Golden Knights Clarksville Regional Airport.

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5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) celebrates 50 years of service

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Barbara Ospina
5th Special Forces Group (A) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division5th Special Forces

Fort Campbell, KY – There have been many milestones observed by Green Berets of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) over its relatively short, but storied history, but many pale in comparison to the milestone celebrated here last week.

Past and present members of the 5th SFG (A) commemorated the 50th anniversary of the unit’s activation, which originally took place September 21st, 1961, at Fort Bragg, NC. The week-long Reunion allowed Soldiers and veterans alike to observe and participate in various events, but more importantly it was a time to simply enjoy the camaraderie between the generations of Green Berets present.

Soldiers of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) present arms as the oldest and youngest Green Beret of the Group still living unveil a 9/11 display during a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the Group's activation on September 21st, 1961. The display features two World Trade Center structural steel columns that were recovered from Ground Zero and presented to the unit by the Port Authority of both New York and New Jersey. (photo courtesy of Staff Sgt. Tobias McCoy)

Soldiers of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) present arms as the oldest and youngest Green Beret of the Group still living unveil a 9/11 display during a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the Group's activation on September 21st, 1961. The display features two World Trade Center structural steel columns that were recovered from Ground Zero and presented to the unit by the Port Authority of both New York and New Jersey. (photo courtesy of Staff Sgt. Tobias McCoy)

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