U. S. Army Golden Nights parachute team will jump in to kick-off new Army Expo event at US Army War College.
The U.S. Army War College will present the first annual Army Expo event at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, PA., October 14 and 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
The Army Expo is open to the public and is a free family-oriented event.
The event will give the visitor the chance to meet their Army, experience how the Army’s past has shaped the Army present and will shape the Army’s future.
The event programs kick-off at 10:00 am with the Golden Knights- the U.S. Army’s iconic parachute team- as they parachute in to begin the two-day event.
The Army will have a fully interactive “Adventure Semi” with eight virtual reality scenarios of the Army in action and TV screens that highlight the scenarios in the truck and the many different career fields available in the Army today.
The PA National Guard will have a rock-climbing wall to test your agility and regional Army units will have static displays and demonstrations of current combat vehicles and equipment like the RAVEN Drone Program.
Every era of Army history will be represented with more than 350 current serving Soldiers and living history reenactors on-site each day.
Entertainment will be provided each day from the Army Field Band’s country music group, “The Six String Soldiers,” and the 78th Army Band’s rock group, “Checkmate.”
Other event highlights include a flyover and landing from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter, operational World War II tanks moving about the demonstration area, a flyover from World War II aircraft, as well as historic artillery demonstrations from different eras of Army history.
The event also presents an “Army Employment Opportunities” room and an Army futures room featuring wargaming, robots, and interactive engagements with VR, 3D printing, and much more.
For more information and to track the evolving event program, please visit our website at ahec.armywarcollege.edu and follow us on Facebook by searching USAHEC.