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CAP 2016 Drill & Ceremonies School!

2016 CAP DCSThe Virginia Wing hosted the Middle East Region’s Drill and Ceremonies School (DCS) April 8-10, 2016 at Fort Pickett (VA) and it was a great success!

The cadets went through standing manual, command voice, first step, and individual, flight, and squadron marching. We were even able to get a couple hours of manual of the guidon, flagstaff and rifle!

Here is a link to highlight pictures taken by CAP Lt Col Kimberly Frady, 2016 CAP MER DCS.

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Military Adventure Camp’s New Facilities!

Military Adventure Camp, the best in Army-based summer training for cadets ages 12-18! Located in Fleming County, Kentucky, the new Camp Sousley, is the next phase of cadet training that began in 1909. Strength and Honor! Visit www.militaryadventurecamp.com for a complete list of wide-ranging cadet training.

I teach the Cadet Joint Service Honor Guard Academy (CJSHGA, click here for the Facebook page), which is only one of a large number of courses offered. When signing up for the course, mention that the DrillMaster sent you and you will receive an over half-price discount for the CJSHGA!

Here is an official message from Mr. Jay Whitehead, Commander, MAC

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The DrillMaster Broadcasts Live on Periscope!

DrillMaster PeriscopeOn January 30th, 2016, I will broadcast two or three routines from Merrit Island High School’s Army JROTC Drill Competition while I judge platoon exhibition and regulation. The broadcasts are then turned into video recordings

If you don’t have Periscope, go to your app store for your smartphone, download it, and then follow @TheDrillMaster!

 

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Kings Dominion Drill Competition 2015!

KDDC15

Kings Dominion, the World Drill Association (WDA) and the DrillMaster partnered together to bring the first Kings Dominion Drill Competition in October or 2015. It was a huge success, the teams performed, received an education and were eager to find out when the next competition is scheduled!

The purpose of the competition, so early in the school year, is to create a foundational as well as educational score with WDA adjudication system feedback. From there, teams can only learn and grow in future competitions!

Kings Dominion, the WDA and the DrillMaster are excited about the prospects for KDDC16, stay tuned- on INstagram follow @KingsDominionVA and @DrillMasterTraining!

Click on the links below to download the DrillMaster Audio Performance Feeback files.

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Follow The DrillMaster on Periscope!

I teach in various locations around the United States of America and with the advent of Periscope, the application for smart phones, I can now share live training moments when working with law enforcement, firefighters, EMS and cadets!

Download the free app from your phone’s store and start watching. Broadcasts begin the first week of August 2015 at the Cadet Joint Service Honor Guard Academy!

DrillMaster Periscope

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#drillstrong, the Fundraising Competition

#drillstrong, the Fundraising Competition

DrillStrongFollowing For the Art (FTA) Clothing Company’s lead.

A member of the Military Drill World (MDW) is in serious need. Constantine Wilson created New Guard America many years ago with the goal of having the first professional civilian-based exhibition drill team that performs with bayonets. He did it and NGA has toured the world with performances all over the USA, Europe and Africa.

Constantine and I met at New Mexico Military Institute in the mid 80s. After we left the school, we lost touch only to have exhibition drill bring us back together in 2006 when I began my groundwork for The DrillMaster. We eventually worked on Pro America together creating some great competitions. And there are all kinds of stories that many, many Drillers can share about how he has impacted their life, either directly or indirectly.

New Guard AMerica 2013

Constantine needs help. Diagnosed with cancer in 2013, he has been fighting it with unconventional therapies that have worked- until now. He is going to begin conventional therapy soon, if he has not already, and that is where you and I come in. FTA started the ball rolling with the sale of the really cool glow-in-the-dark #drillstrong rubber wrist bands and that is a great beginning. We can do more and we will. What do we, in the MDW, do best? Compete!

#drillstrong is the competition. It will be similar to Pro America, but with additions. No entry fee, but donations will be accepted by competitors and audience members. I hope to enlist help from others in the MDW and make this a spectacular annual fundraising event. When Constantine heals, we can turn our focus onto other needs for a fellow MDW member. Right now, all I have is ideas and will make phone calls and send emails to those whom I think can help in certain ways. I want to record the competition, create a DVD and offer it for sale with 100% of the profit going to the cause.

If you have something to offer for the competition (video or audio setup skills, DVD creation knowledge, etc.) please contact me by clicking here and sending me a message. Let’s get started.

God bless you, Constantine. #drillstrong