Black Daggers to perform at Thunder Over Georgia Air Show Published Aug. 5, 2016 By Tannyr Watkins Robins Public Affairs ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Plummeting from the sky at 12,500 feet, traveling nearly 120 miles per hour, the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstration Team, known as the Black Daggers, will be touching down at Robins Air Force Base during the Thunder Over Georgia Air Show Oct. 1 and 2. “We are very fortunate to have a special operations team with such an awesome mission participate in our air show,” said Maj. Jim Jackson, air show director. “In our early planning efforts we knew we had to ask the Black Daggers to join our lineup and we can’t wait for people across the southeastern region to see them do what they do best!” For almost three-quarters of a century, Army soldiers have been inserted behind enemy lines to disrupt the movement of enemy troops and supplies to the front lines. These brave soldiers have frequently used parachutes as a means to infiltrate without being detected. The Black Daggers’ mission is to perform live aerial demonstrations and represent the professionalism and dedication of the Army special operations forces. The team is made up of a diverse group of volunteers throughout the Army special operations community. These global warriors have fostered positive community relationships through their demonstrations and have inspired many to join the U.S. Armed Forces. The Black Daggers continue to impress hundreds of thousands spectators at events all over the country and are guaranteed to wow at the Thunder Over Georgia Air Show. The show will also include the one and only Air Force Thunderbirds, warbird aerial acts and other civilian performers.