Angelo State University’s Air Force ROTC Detachment 847 will host its annual Junior ROTC (JROTC) Drill Meet for high school students from across Texas on Saturday, April 9, at the Junell Center/Stephens Arena.

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Events will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and are open for free public viewing. Cadets from JROTC units at more than 23 high schools across Texas will compete for awards and trophies in various events.

Judges for the contests will be active duty members of the U.S. Marine Corps, Air Force and Army. Events at the Drill Meet will include:

  • Unarmed inspection
  • Unarmed regulation
  • Unarmed exhibition
  • Armed inspection
  • Armed regulation
  • Armed exhibition
  • Color Guard competition
  • Individual drill
  • Tandem drill
  • Knockout drill
  • Warrior Challenge
  • Saber Team drill

In addition to the Drill Meet, the USAF Band of the West’s Top Flight ensemble will perform a free live concert during the lunch hour and 5:30-6:30 p.m. after the awards presentation. Other special programs and presentations will be made by U.S. military recruiters, the Civil Air Patrol, and Goodfellow and Dyess Air Force Bases, including flight simulators, rocket demonstrations, remotely piloted vehicles and military working dogs.

For more information, contact ASU’s Aerospace Studies/ROTC Department at 325-942-2036 or afrotc847@angelo.edu.