USASOC Black Daggers impress 70,000 Spectators at the Prairie Air Show in Peoria, IL Part 1 of 3

By Brandi Schiff, Office of the Chief of Public Affairs-MidwestJuly 20, 2009

The Black Daggers at the Army National Guard Armory before the Prairie Air show in Peoria, IL.
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The Black Daggers gather their parachutes after they landed at the Kroger Grocery Store parking lot in Peoria, IL.
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Sgt. Maj. Abe Sanchez takes down the jump site at the Kroger Grocery Store parking lot in Peoria, IL.
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Team Members of the Black Daggers do a run-through of their canopy relative work before an afternoon demonstration.
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The Black Daggers present the Director of the Prairie Air Show, Brett Krause, with a team plaque after their last jump.
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Sgt. Maj. Abe Sanchez and the Peoria Air Guard Loadmasters, in flight before the jump into the Prairie Air Show.
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Black Daggers check out the drop zone from all corners of the C130H jump platform, provided by the Peoria, IL Air National Guard, 169th Airlift Squadron.
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Staff Sgt. Dewey Vinaya remains in contact with the flight crew and Team Leader, Sgt 1st Class, Dave Rose, as he checks out the drop zone and team members await the go ahead to release the Wind Drift Indicators (WDIs).
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