JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas –
Airmen from the 343rd and 344th Training Squadrons and the 59th Training Group performed practiced march routines during the 37th Training Wing Drill Down Competition Sept. 18.
Teamwork, dedication, and innovation were on full display during regulation and freestyle drills with teams demonstrating their diverse skills.
“At the start of my service, I learned that ‘Drill is the backbone of discipline.’ The student’s time management outside of class to become proficient in not only their specialty but also in an area some find too difficult to excel in, reinforced that,” said Master Sgt. Thomas Liscomb, 344th TRS, a special missions aviation instructor who served as an exhibition drill coach. "Their performance is the epitome of our core values and shows that even with limited time our new Airmen will find a way or make a way to succeed.”
Airmen presented in formation as judges assessed the overall accuracy and presentation of competing teams. Professionalism, showmanship, and performance difficulty were a few categories evaluated.
Military Training Leaders from the 37th Training Group who organized this year’s event were Senior Master Sgt. Kelli Jackson, and Tech. Sgts. Morgan Grebens, Matthew Daum, and Takiah Christensen.