Price of perfection: AF Honor Guard Drill Team

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  • By Jimmy D. Shea
  • Airman magazine

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) -- A standard U.S. Air Force Drill Team performance features a professionally choreographed sequence of show-stopping weapon maneuvers, precise tosses, complex weapon exchanges, and a walk through the gauntlet of spinning weapons.

The drill team also provides an incredible four-person performance centered on a stationary drill commander, flanked by four team members who simultaneously hurl their 11-pound weapons over and around the commander, performing a sequence of events unmatched by any other professional military drill team.

Airman 1st Class Larry Brown has trained for more than a year for the evaluation to become a member of the elite four-man drill team. Will he make it?