On July 23, the United States Parachute Association celebrated its 70th anniversary with a demonstration skydive by the United States Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, onto the grounds near Massaponax, on Southpoint Centre Boulevard in Fredericksburg, Virginia. It’s been 10 years since the group moved its headquarters from Alexandria to the Fredericksburg area. The anniversary also included a dedication renaming the building the Christopher J. Needels National Skydiving Headquarters. The USPA is a nonprofit association and it is dedicated to promoting safe skydiving nationwide, establishing strict safety standards, training policies and programs at more than 230 USPA-affiliated skydiving schools and centers.
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