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Author: Lee Matz

Photo Essay: Golden Knights Precision Landing from 12,500 feet

The Golden Knights are a demonstration parachute team of the United States Army. Members of the Black Team staged precision free-fall landings at the 2017 Milwaukee Air and Water Show on July 15 and 16, to a crowd of thousands along the lakefront. As the result of a cancelled practice demonstration on July 14, the Milwaukee Independent was invited back on July 15 to photograph a live jump during the air show. For that run, weather conditions were perfect and the team made their jump at the preferred height of 12,500 feet. Milwaukee is not known for its hot...

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Photo Essay: Golden Knights Practice Jump attempt at 2,000 feet

The Golden Knights are a demonstration parachute team of the United States Army. Members of the Black Team staged precision free-fall landings at the 2017 Milwaukee Air and Water Show on July 15 and 16, to a crowd of thousands along the lakefront. Prior to the two-day event, the Milwaukee Independent was invited for a ride with the Golden Knights as they performed a practice jump over Milwaukee on July 14. Because of the wind and weather conditions, the team made several passes at the minimum altitude of 2,000 feet before scrubbing the attempt. Images from the two flight...

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Photo Essay: Working together for a better America

Lake Park kicked off its annual 4th of July festival with the theme “Working for a better United States of America.” The 106th annual event, one of the oldest Independence Day celebrations in Milwaukee, started the morning with parades of Eastside families from Maryland Avenue School and Hartford Avenue School. The sea of people merged before heading into historic Lake Park. The traditional festivities included ice cream, bike and buggy decorating contests, and various games. Master of ceremonies for the talent contest was the PBS “Around the Corner” host John McGivern, who grew up on the Eastside. McGivern shared...

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