Wings of Blue

Tech Sgt. Andy Hegwood, Wings of Blue jump instructor, heads back to the hangar after performing tandem jumps with 56th and 944th Fighter Wing members. The Wings of Blue is the parachuting unit at the United States Air Force Academy, near Colorado Springs, Colorado. Over the last several decades, the Wings of Blue has been one of the outstanding parachute units in the United States. Since 1967, cadets have dominated national intercollegiate parachuting, winning 21 national championships. They perform about 50 demonstrations each year, and have shown off their skills at the Copper Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, and Pro Bowl and most Air Force Falcons football games. The team travels locally, nationally, and internationally to perform in air shows and competitions. Their stated mission is to: "Develop Airmen through flight in its purest form--STAND IN THE DOOR!" (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Denise Willhite)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Denise Willhite
VIRIN: 120321-F-WV361-203.JPG
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