2018 AFA Virginia State Drill Team Champions!
The Yellow Jackets Drill Team is a student-owned and student-led competition team that not only earns championship titles, but comes together as a family committed to supporting one another on all of the challenges life has to offer. As Coach TSgt Tina Laing will attest, the cadets are successful because of their teamwork, family commitment, hard work ethic and strong team morals and values. The cadets are learning far more than basic drill movements, they are learning life skills; by being committed to a team, they develop both followership and leadership skills, all while never leaving a teammate behind.
The Yellow Jackets Drill Team consists of several performance teams including Inspection, Armed and Unarmed Regulation, Armed and Unarmed Exhibition and Color Guard. The Inspection Team reports to a judge and performs Open Ranks Inspection while the judges examine their uniform in accordance to AFI 36-2903 and quiz the cadets' AFJROTC and USAF general knowledge.
The Regulation Teams are a marching unit that performs routines based upon a preexisting military drill card identifying simple drill commands to be executed in sequential order and performed in accordance to AFMAN 36-2203.
The Exhibition Teams are a unit that creates their routine, typically ranging from six to nine minutes, based upon precision drill movements. The Color Guard team consists of two flag members and two armed riflemen who perform a sequence of drill movements identified on a drill card and performed in accordance to AFMAN 36-2203 and Army Publishing Directorate TC 3-21.5.
2018 - 2019
Yellow Jackets' Invitational Drill Meet: Overall 2nd Place
- 1st Place trophies in 1st Year Color Guard, Unarmed Regulation, Advanced Color Guard
- 2nd Place trophies in 1st Year Inspection and Armed Regulation
- 3rd Place trophies in Unarmed Regulation, and Advanced Inspection
- Knockout competition: Jacob Gehly '20 earned 1st Place and Citlaly Sosa '20 won 2nd Place
2017 - 2018
2018 AFA Virginia State Drill Team Champions
- 1st Place trophies in Unarmed Regulation, Inspection
- 2nd Place trophies in Armed Exhibition and Unarmed Exhibition
- 3rd Place trophies in Armed Regulation and Solo Nathan Stewart '20
- 4th Place trophy in Color Guard
2018 R-MA Yellow Jackets Invitational Drill Meet: Overall 1st Place
- 1st Place trophies in Advanced Unarmed Regulation, Armed Regulation, and 1st Year Inspection
- 2nd place trophies in Advanced Color Guard, Advanced Inspection, and 1st Year Color Guard
- 3rd Place trophies in 1st Year Unarmed Regulation
2017 Wolverine Invitational Drill Competition
- 1st Place Armed Regulation
- 2nd Place Unarmed Regulation
2016 - 2017
AMCSUS Silent Drill Competition: 3rd Place
2016 Wolverine Drill Competition
- 1st Place trophies in Unarmed Regulation and Inspection
- 2nd Place trophies in Color Guard
- 3rd Place trophy in 1st Year Unarmed Regulation
2016 AFA Virginia States Drill Competition: Overall 6th Place
- 3rd Place Unarmed Regulation
- 4th Place in Color Guard
- 5th Place in Armed Exhibition