U.S. Army Golden Knights train together during a joint training exercise with other parachute team Soldiers. (U.S. Army/Lara Poirrier)
A U.S. Army soldier was hospitalized Thursday morning after landing hard from a parachute jump at Homestead Air Reserve Base.
The soldier, who the Army has not named, is listed in good condition at Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, said Sgt. 1st Class Robert Dodge, spokesman for the Army's Recruiting command.
The soldier is a member of the Golden Knights parachute demonstration team and was performing a certification jump around 10 a.m. when he landed too fast, Dodge said. Certification jumps are required annually to remain eligible to jump, Dodge said.
The Army did not release specifics of the soldier's injuries.