SPECIAL OPERATIONS PARACHUTE TEAM TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 15TH ANNUAL PETITE LE MANS ROAD ATLANTA OPENING CEREMONIES
The U.S. Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstration Team, known as the Para-Commandos, are scheduled to perform a free fall parachute demonstration on October 20, 2012, during the opening ceremonies for the 15th Annual Petite Le Mans Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia.
The team is comprised of active duty military or Department of Defense civilians assigned to U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL. Most are combat veterans with a Special Operations background. Many served with the US Army Green Berets or US Army Rangers, the US Air Force's Special Tactics, the US Navy SEALs, or the US Marine Corps Special Operations.
Special Operations Command was established in 1987 to bring Special Operations from all the services under one command headquarters. Special operators are highly skilled and trained in a variety of military missions ranging from direct combat to humanitarian assistance.
The command has approximately 63,000 Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and DoD civilians assigned to the headquarters, its four components and one sub-unified command.
On any given day, more than 12,000 Special Operations Forces are deployed to over 70 countries worldwide.