For almost three-quarters of a century, highly trained groups of Soldiers have been inserted behind enemy lines to disrupt the movement of enemy troops and supplies to the front lines. These brave Soldiers have frequently used parachutes as a means to infiltrate without being detected. The Black Daggers are the official U.S. Army Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstration Team. They'll be joining us all the way from Fort Bragg, NC.
Although they are capable of performing both high-altitude, low-opening and high-altitude, high-opening jumps, the principle technique demonstrated by the Black Daggers is the HALO. This form of stealth insertion used to land troops and equipment behind enemy lines was first conducted in combat during the Vietnam War by the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam-Studies and Observations Group, a multi-service U.S. special operations unit in which Army Special Forces played a large role.
We're very excited to have them perform at our Airshow this year and we're sure you will be too!