AIR FORCE NATIONAL JROTC
DRILL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
"Where AFJROTC Units Compete For King of AFJROTC!"
The Air Force JROTC National Drill Championship Series remain the annual home to most of the finest AFJROTC programs from across the United States for almost two decades. Most commonly referred to as the "Air Force Nationals", the event maintains a national geographic spread of Air Force JROTC schools from all walks of life. Most certainly all of the most well known and well respected Air Force JROTC drill and ceremony programs in the country make sure the AF Nationals are a part of their calendar.
Beginning in early 2015, SNI at the urging of numerous AFJROTC units and the blessing of the AFJROTC HQ, set out to allow schools to attend and compete within a first-class service championship competition in exciting, historic cities with competitions specifically designed to crown the USAF "Best in the Region". Those top finishing schools from each event that wish to take their lofty finish at their Air Force National Championships and go forth to compete against not only the finest drill units from their service, but the best from all services at the National High School Drill Team Championships will earn premium competition placement and have earned the excitement of ending your year in the battle of Daytona Beach!
TEAMS MAY REGISTER BEGINNING 1 SEPTEMBER!
Here are the multiple locations across the United States set for the upcoming Championships:
18 March 2017
11 March 2017
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
01 APRIL 2017
This National event continues to be sponsored by the FANTASTIC Air Force Association.
Sports Network International is thrilled to announce the upcoming Air Force National JROTC Drill Championships Series. This event has for over a decade been a fantastic platform for all Air Force JROTC units across the country of all competition levels to be a part of the fellowship, learning and excellence that is annually on display at this world-class event. SNI looks forward to producing an exceptional event your cadets and parents will remember for the rest of their lives! The "Air Force Nationals" annually provide roughly 700 young Air Force drillers at each location the ability to compete amongst their peers in a first-class competition with quality awards, trophies, judges and a great venue. Those that have competed in this event previously will attest to the awesome nature and standing this competition has within the world of competition drill & ceremony.
Knowing that virtually all schools will need hotel accommodations, plenty of hotels all very near the various competition sites have been contracted and are ready to provide very reasonable billets for competitors and spectators alike. These hotels are supporters of the military drill community and welcome the drill teams. NOTE: Schools are encouraged NOT to make hotel reservations until their entry into the event has been received and accepted).
The AF Nationals have been designed to promote the positive aspects and benefits of Junior ROTC through the medium of military drill & ceremony competition, as well as give Air Force JROTC members a drill meet to compete against their own. It is also designed to give outstanding Air Force JROTC programs a chance to compete within first-class, gorgeous, safe competition venues. The lessons learned will carry with the cadets long after their JROTC days are behind them.
Look for additional information regarding the Air Force Nationals throughout the Summer as the details and information continue to finalize. Schools we be able to download a complete scoresheets, SOP and event information in the Fall when schools will begin event registration in Early September. Many details will be published as well within the DrillNATION Magazine. This publication is mailed to all JROTC schools in mid-September and as always has been well received. Informative articles and stories regarding Junior ROTC, as well as results and general information regarding the drill events produced by SNI are annually featured, including a feature page regarding the "Air Force Nationals" competition. This magazine, along with the amazingly content-rich DrillNATION.net on-line information, provides a wealth of information to the JROTC community both in and out of the drill world. Of course, those Facebook users out there can and should "LIKE" the Air Force Nationals Facebook page as well as many year round stories, pictures and other vital info goes on these walls as well.
Please take a look through this site as it begins to fill with details later this Fall. Here at Sports Network International, we look forward to the production of the upcoming competitions. Here's wishing all Air Force JROTC programs a safe and successful school year.
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"AIR FORCE NATIONALS" EVENT
Currently, SNI maintains no written contract with the USAF to host the Air Force Nationals event. JAG has requested such an agreement and it is currently in process. We hope to have this finalized soon. All attending schools should know that currently there is no formal link or support between the USAF and the Air Force Nationals event. Any terms, logos or other identifying info pertaining to any facet of the "Air Force" is descriptive of the competitors ONLY and is not a show of any formal link.