The United States Navy Parachute Team ‘Leap Frogs’ stole the show at ‘Navy Week’ in Mobile, Alabama which began Thursday at USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. The US Navy was highlighting their ‘signature outreach effort’ which tours 15 cities in 2017 showing Americans why it is important to have a strong Navy.
The event will begin with Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson making a tandem parachute jump with the Navy’s parachute team, the Leap Frogs, at 8:50 a.m.
Following that, the Navy Band Brass Quintet will perform at 9 a.m.; Rear Adm. Thomas Ishee will speak; and a Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team, working with an EOD unit from the Mobile Police Department, will present a “Hollywood-type” explosion. Later, at 5:30 p.m., the Leap Frogs will make a night dive into Mardi Gras Park. – AL.com
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The Leap Frogs are part of the United States Naval Special Warfare Command. The team is made up of active-duty Navy SEALs, Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen (SWCC) and support personnel. They have 26 shows scheduled in 2017 with their last event being at the Army versus Navy football game in December.
Featured image of The U.S. Navy Parachute Team, the Leap Frogs, performing a parachute demonstration during Navy Week Mobile, Alabama. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Marcus L. Stanley, US Navy