"It is Better to be a Has Been, than a Never Was" Our Motto
The Golden Knights Alumni Association is
dedicated to honoring the men and women, past and present,
who have served as members of the most successful parachute Team in the world .
We strive to perpetuate their story and legacy for posterity.

This site offers different forms of media for you
to explore and use. That media changes and/or
expands as we collect more information
about the Golden Knights.

Enjoy your visit, and check back often to see what
has been added .

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suggestions or comments, or if something is
missing or wrong, please contact the WebMaster.

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Three Canopies Create a Colorful Display
  • News
  • History
  • Roster
  • Gallery
  • Features
  • Contact Us

Visit the News page to learn about past and present Golden Knights; about upcoming events including the biannual Reunion; to review the Association newsletters; to access bulletins for affiliated groups, and more.

Also on the News page, is the Calendar which details the location and dates for performances by the Golden Knights Demonstration Teams. The Calendar also includes schedules for other groups of interest, as well as information about other Team and Alumni events

The History of the Golden Knights is an illustrious story. After reading about the Team, you will understand why they have earned the unofficial title of the Army’s:"Goodwill Ambassadors to the World".

We continue to update our Historical content as we learn more about the exceptional service these men and women have performed for the U.S. Army, the people of the United States and for the world. If you can add to the story, please contact the Media Editor.

The Roster includes a list of past and present Team members. It also highlights the"best of the best" under the Golden Knight of the Year and Aviator of the Year categories. The roster of "Honorary Golden Knights" lists people who have provided valuable service to or otherwise promoted the welfare of the Golden Knights and/or parachuting.

The Gallery contains photos, videos and other media related to the Team, people important to the team, important events, historical media and/or other items of interest.  Albums are organized by decade and category. Albums of reunions span back to the 1960s.  The rich collection of visual material is regularly updated. Enjoy!

Please contact us if you have something to share.

Under Features find shortcuts to parachuting and flight teams, related alumni and trade groups, educational and cultural sites and/or other information about the Golden Knights, sport parachuting, the military services, and more.  Also find features about special events, people and News.

You can email Alumni Association Board Members and related personnel under Contact Us.

We welcome your news items, photos and other media, updates to information about our members, suggestions for links to related web resources, and of course, your questions and comments.

For guidelines about submitting items of interest, select "Submissions" from the navigation bar in the footing, or select "Submit Items" from related menus.

C-47 Memorial
In the early morning of March 8, 1973, the Golden Knights suffered a terrible tragedy.  Fourteen Golden Knights lost their lives in the crash of their aircraft near Silk Hope, NC.

At left is part of the memorial tribute to this event that can be viewed at Team Headquarters in Fort Bragg, NC.  Team HQ offers a museum of memorabilia showcasing the many successes and history of the Team, including a Memorial room. Team HQ is located at:
3-3327 Butner Road
Fort Bragg, NC 28310

To learn more about the C-47 crash, Team mates who gave their lives in the service of their country, Ash Jumps and other memorial tributes, see History > Tributes

Learn more about the early History of the Golden Knights under History
History is a work-in-progress.
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