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The Argument From AFPAM 34-1203
What argument would this be? It’s about using the other two service manuals. It gets a bit complicated, but bear with me as we go through why the AFPAM has so little information and what to do about it. We need to understand that all three drill and ceremonies manuals are lacking in certain aspects and using ones best judgment …
The Firing Party Timing
Forensic Experts Galore What you hear and what you see can be two different things. A firing party fires so quickly that it can be impossible to hear that a single shot fired by all seven team members is not at exactly the same split second. We hear perfection, but a photo or still from a video can show a …
The DrillMaster Response
While a massive majority of readers understand exactly what I do, there a tiny few who feel that I need to be told how to do what I do. However, those few are very few and are disrespectful, arrogant, selfish, prideful, vulgar, and many times childish.
The AF D&C Manual Right Face in Marching is Wrong
While initially reading through AFMAN 36-2201, you may skim across the information and accept it at face value, however, if you look deeper into the Face as in Marching, you will see there is a problem.
NJROTC Cadets and Commands
The MCO was written for a purpose, just like all other military manuals. We need to use it as it was intended.
“Happy” Memorial Day
DrillMaster explains a little bit about the idea of Memorial Day.
AFPAM 34-1203 “Does not Promote Success”
DrillMaster shares his frustration at the ineptitude expressed by others about military drill and ceremonies.
Color Guard Performance “Factors”
As much as I am a “by-the-book” Airman, I know there are times when certain organizations must adapt and overcome and follow the spirit of the regulations rather than the letter. Speaking of letters. Below, is the text of an email from a friend of mine, MSgt Vincent Liddle of Warren Central High School MCJROTC. I was surprised to wake …
The Guidon Staff Repair Kit
“The best thing since sliced bread.” That phrase is used so often that it usually loses its meaning. Until now – and it’s only available from MIL-BAR! The Guidon Staff Replacement Kit IS the best thing since sliced bread. Well, it may be a little lower than the number one spot, but it’s on the list! Maintenance is Key! Flagstaff …