Army jumps into Bronx

The Army Golden Knights parachute into Yankee Stadium on June 12, 2010. (Danny Wild/MLB.com)

The New York Yankees hosted “Military Appreciation Day” at Yankee Stadium on June 12, 2010 before their interleague game with the Houston Astros.

Pre-game ceremonies featured the United States Army’s Golden Knights parachute team, Army Special Forces soldiers as honored guests, Lieutenant General Frank Kearney and the U.S. Military Academy’s honor guard from West Point, NY.

A Special Forces Aiborne Army Ranger greets Astros coach Strech Suba. (Danny Wild/MLB.com)

The West Point Military Police presented the colors before the national anthem:

The West Point color gaurd takes center field in the Bronx. (Danny Wild/MLB.com)

Yankees captain Derek Jeter delivered two home runs, Jorge Posada hit a grand slam and Javier Vazquez nailed down his sixth win. Here’s Jeter’s first homer:

Derek Jeter watches the first of his two longballs on Saturday. (Danny Wild/MLB.com)

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