Senator Tillis skydives with Army's "Golden Knights"

Published: Oct. 4, 2019 at 1:38 PM EDT
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Republican Senator Thom Tills had a thrill of a lifetime this week after skydiving with members of the Army’s “Golden Knights” at Fort Bragg.

On Thursday, Tillis held a town hall at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville to discuss issues that may be affecting military families.

Once the meeting was done, Tillis was invited by the United States Army Parachute Team, also known as the Golden Knights, to skydive with them. “North Carolina is the proud home of the Golden Knights at Fort Bragg and I was honored to have been invited to jump with them.” Tillis said.

The Senator Tillis jumped with Major General Frank M. Muth who got Tillis safely back to the ground. Tillis said the skydiving experience was, “one of the most exciting things I’ve done in my life.”, and he wants to do it again.

Tillis ended the day by saying, “The Golden Knights assist with the Army’s readiness, and they also play a vital role in sharing the values of the Army and the United States military across our nation and the world. I want to thank all the elite soldiers I had the honor of meeting and jumping with yesterday, and I look forward to continuing my support for the Army and Fort Bragg and their incredible mission of protecting America.”

The Golden Knights are one of only three Department of Defense-sanctioned aerial demonstration teams, along with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.