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 …
A Study of Mark Time
Marching in place, marking time. Many think they know how to do it. There are three different regulation drill techniques for the US military and two techniques for ceremonial drill.
Can Any Event Have a Colors Presentation?
Must an event be a formal military occasion to be eligible for a color guard to present the colors?
To the Rear March Official and Unofficial Techniques
DrillMaster explains To the Rear March for Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, Sea Cadets, Sea Scouts, MCJROTC, NJROTC, CGJROTC, and Young Marines.
The “Why” of the Military Color Guard – Air Force and Space Force
Fourth in the series: DrillMaster explains the reasoning behind color guard standards for the Air Force.
The “Why” of the Military Color Guard – Marine Corps, Navy, & Coast Guard
Third in the series: DrillMaster explains the reasoning behind color guard standards for the Marine Corps, Navy, and Coast Guard.
The “Why” of the Military Color Guard – US Army
Second in the series: DrillMaster explains the standards for the US Army color guard.
The “Why” of the Military Color Guard – Regulations
The first in the series! DrillMaster explains why there are certain requirements for military color guards.
The Flagstaff Spade Marker
The Flagstaff/Guidon Staff The guidon staff comes in three sizes for the US military: 7′ – for colors to post ONLY (USAF only – these staffs are NEVER carried in any other circumstance, ever) 8′ – for guidon flags and 3′ x 4′ colors (all services) 9′ – for 4’4″ x 5’6″ flags (Air Force, as of 2019, it used …
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 …
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