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Perfect landing

A member of the Golden Knights, the U.S. Army's premiere parachute team, lands on a precision target as the Golden Knights' announcer catches the American flag before it touches the ground. The Golden Knights parachute team exited a C-23 Sherpa aircraft at an altitude of more than 12,000 feet to allow them the maximum amount of time to perform their dynamic aerial stunts.



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This work, Perfect landing [Image 5 of 5], by SSG Matthew Winstead, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.27.2012

Date Posted:07.31.2012 16:39

Photo ID:636291

VIRIN:120727-A-#####-001

Resolution:1317x768

Size:317.82 KB

Location:JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, AK, USGlobe

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