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Members of the Naples drill team participate in the unarmed regulation competition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships at Ramstein, Germany, Saturday, March 2, 2019. More than 100 cadets from 11 JROTC drill teams participated in the competition.
Members of the Naples drill team participate in the unarmed regulation competition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships at Ramstein, Germany, Saturday, March 2, 2019. More than 100 cadets from 11 JROTC drill teams participated in the competition. (Brian Ferguson/Stars and Stripes)
Members of the Naples drill team participate in the unarmed regulation competition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships at Ramstein, Germany, Saturday, March 2, 2019. More than 100 cadets from 11 JROTC drill teams participated in the competition.
Members of the Naples drill team participate in the unarmed regulation competition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships at Ramstein, Germany, Saturday, March 2, 2019. More than 100 cadets from 11 JROTC drill teams participated in the competition. (Brian Ferguson/Stars and Stripes)
Members of the Naples drill team participate in the unarmed regulation competition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships at Ramstein, Germany, Saturday, March 2, 2019. More than 100 cadets from 11 JROTC drill teams participated in the competition.
Members of the Naples drill team participate in the unarmed regulation competition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships at Ramstein, Germany, Saturday, March 2, 2019. More than 100 cadets from 11 JROTC drill teams participated in the competition. (Brian Ferguson/Stars and Stripes)
Jvid Lmatos, AFNORTH, participates in an armed execution drill competition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships at Ramstein, Germany, Saturday, March 2, 2019. More than 100 cadets from 11 JROTC drill teams participated in the competition.
Jvid Lmatos, AFNORTH, participates in an armed execution drill competition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships at Ramstein, Germany, Saturday, March 2, 2019. More than 100 cadets from 11 JROTC drill teams participated in the competition. (Brian Ferguson/Stars and Stripes)
Natalie Toney salutes as she competes in the dual saber exhibition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships at Ramstein, Germany, Saturday, March 2, 2019.
Natalie Toney salutes as she competes in the dual saber exhibition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships at Ramstein, Germany, Saturday, March 2, 2019. (Brian Ferguson/Stars and Stripes)
The Sigonella drill team gets ready to head to the next competition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships at Ramstein, Germany, Saturday, March 2, 2019. More than 100 cadets from 11 JROTC drill teams participated in the competition.
The Sigonella drill team gets ready to head to the next competition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships at Ramstein, Germany, Saturday, March 2, 2019. More than 100 cadets from 11 JROTC drill teams participated in the competition. (Brian Ferguson/Stars and Stripes)
The Sigonella drill team heads to the next competition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships at Ramstein, Germany, Saturday, March 2, 2019.
The Sigonella drill team heads to the next competition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships at Ramstein, Germany, Saturday, March 2, 2019. (Brian Ferguson/Stars and Stripes)
Nubia Guerra, Naples, hold her saber at the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships at Ramstein, Germany, Saturday, March 2, 2019.
Nubia Guerra, Naples, hold her saber at the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships at Ramstein, Germany, Saturday, March 2, 2019. (Brian Ferguson/Stars and Stripes)
Lakenheath High School drill team participates in the armed exhibition drill competition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships at Ramstein, Germany, Saturday, March 2, 2019. More than 100 cadets from 11 JROTC drill teams participated in the competition.
Lakenheath High School drill team participates in the armed exhibition drill competition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships at Ramstein, Germany, Saturday, March 2, 2019. More than 100 cadets from 11 JROTC drill teams participated in the competition. (Brian Ferguson/Stars and Stripes)
More than 100 cadets from 11 JROTC drill teams participated in the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships at Ramstein, Germany, Saturday, March 2, 2019.
More than 100 cadets from 11 JROTC drill teams participated in the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships at Ramstein, Germany, Saturday, March 2, 2019. (Brian Ferguson/Stars and Stripes)
Gunnery Sgt. Matthew Nolan watches as Brandon Hwang from Aviano High School competes in the rifle solo exhibition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships at Ramstein, Germany, Saturday, March 2, 2019.
Gunnery Sgt. Matthew Nolan watches as Brandon Hwang from Aviano High School competes in the rifle solo exhibition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships at Ramstein, Germany, Saturday, March 2, 2019. (Brian Ferguson/Stars and Stripes)
Staff Sgt. Garrett Rhodes and Gunnery Sgt. Matthew Nolan judge the rifle solo exhibition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships at Ramstein, Germany, Saturday, March 2, 2019.
Staff Sgt. Garrett Rhodes and Gunnery Sgt. Matthew Nolan judge the rifle solo exhibition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships at Ramstein, Germany, Saturday, March 2, 2019. (Brian Ferguson/Stars and Stripes)
Twin brothers Edward and Andrew Collazo Borges from Ramstein High School compete in the dual-unarmed drill competition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships at Ramstein, Germany, Saturday, March 2, 2019.
Twin brothers Edward and Andrew Collazo Borges from Ramstein High School compete in the dual-unarmed drill competition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships at Ramstein, Germany, Saturday, March 2, 2019. (Brian Ferguson/Stars and Stripes)
Kurt Wendt calculated a score sheet during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships at Ramstein, Germany, Saturday, March 2, 2019. More than 100 cadets from 11 JROTC drill teams participated in the competition.
Kurt Wendt calculated a score sheet during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships at Ramstein, Germany, Saturday, March 2, 2019. More than 100 cadets from 11 JROTC drill teams participated in the competition. (Brian Ferguson/Stars and Stripes)
Ramstein's Jackson Hill tosses his rifle as he competes in the rifle solo exhibition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships at Ramstein, Germany, Saturday, March 2, 2019.
Ramstein's Jackson Hill tosses his rifle as he competes in the rifle solo exhibition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships at Ramstein, Germany, Saturday, March 2, 2019. (Brian Ferguson/Stars and Stripes)

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — More than 100 cadets from 11 Department of Defense Education Activity schools vied for the 2019 European Drill Competition at the Ramstein Middle School campus on Saturday.

Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps teams from eight Air Force and three Navy bases from around Europe competed in 13 events, including team, duo and individual competitions.

SHAPE American High School, located at the NATO headquarters in Mons, Belgium, took the overall title, and was also first in four events, including armed inspection, in which it tied with Ramstein High School.

Ramstein also took first place in three other events, including challenge color guard and armed exhibition.

Kaiserslautern High School took first in three events and Lakenheath High School took first in one event.

Cadets from Aviano, Naples, Alconbury, Spangdahlem, Rota, AFNORTH and Sigonella also participated in this year’s drill competition.

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