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AFJROTC Competes at Warrior and Warbirds Airshow

The Warrior and Warbirds Airshow in Monroe was the scene for the AFJROTC NC-955 Drill Team competition held on Saturday, November 9th. Congratulations to the Piedmont JROTC on placing third in the overall standings. Cadet Cody Trull was also honored as the recipient of the Piedmont High School Patriot Award.

Almost 60 cadets from Piedmont High School AFJROTC NC-955 Drill Team competed on Saturday, November 9th against four other Union County Schools at the Warrior and Warbirds Airshow. The drill meet and awards presentations were sponsored by the Union County Veterans and events included Element and Flight drills in Armed and Unarmed Regulation competitions. In addition, Piedmont JROTC provided three exhibition teams, which were not judged for the overall winner. The other Union County Schools who competed were Monroe High School, Parkwood High School, Sun Valley High School, and Forest Hills High School. Parkwood finished first, with Sun Valley in second and Piedmont in third place in the overall standings for regulation drill.

The Veterans Committee also presented Patriot Awards, an award for professionalism, community service and excellence, to the top cadet from each school’s AFJROTC program. This year, Cadet Cody Trull was honored as Piedmont High School’s Patriot Award recipient. As Chief Holmes stated, "Piedmont (NC-955) Cadets truly enjoy competing against their counterparts and then staying to watch the Warrior and Warbirds Airshow. Union County Veterans do a great job each year providing a superb drill meet venue at the airshow for the JROTC units in Union County!"

Congratulations cadets!

Written by: Dwight B. Holmes, CMSgt, USAF (Retired)
Posted: Nov 15, 2013 by Donna Helms

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