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SHAPE's drill team competes in the armed team rifle exhibition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Saturday, March 4, 2017. SHAPE won the event.
SHAPE's drill team competes in the armed team rifle exhibition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Saturday, March 4, 2017. SHAPE won the event. (Michael B. Kelller/Stars and Stripes)
SHAPE's drill team competes in the armed team rifle exhibition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Saturday, March 4, 2017. SHAPE won the event.
SHAPE's drill team competes in the armed team rifle exhibition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Saturday, March 4, 2017. SHAPE won the event. (Michael B. Kelller/Stars and Stripes)
Airmen compare scores after judging a drill event during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Saturday, March 4, 2017.
Airmen compare scores after judging a drill event during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Saturday, March 4, 2017. (Michael B. Kelller/Stars and Stripes)
Master Sgt. Ryan Swanigan, left, inspects a cadet from the Sigonella drill team during the inspection portion of the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Swanigan is from the 721st Aerial Port Squadron at Ramstein Air Base.
Master Sgt. Ryan Swanigan, left, inspects a cadet from the Sigonella drill team during the inspection portion of the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Swanigan is from the 721st Aerial Port Squadron at Ramstein Air Base. (Michael B. Kelller/Stars and Stripes)
Cadets watch SHAPE's drill team perform in the armed team rifle exhibition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Saturday, March 4, 2017. SHAPE won the event.
Cadets watch SHAPE's drill team perform in the armed team rifle exhibition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Saturday, March 4, 2017. SHAPE won the event. (Michael B. Kelller/Stars and Stripes)
Members of the Kaiserslautern drill team compete in the armed team rifle exhibition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Saturday, March 4, 2017.
Members of the Kaiserslautern drill team compete in the armed team rifle exhibition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Saturday, March 4, 2017. (Michael B. Kelller/Stars and Stripes)
Members of Lakenheath's drill team competes in the armed team rifle exhibition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Lakenheath won second place in the event.
Members of Lakenheath's drill team competes in the armed team rifle exhibition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Lakenheath won second place in the event. (Michael B. Kelller/Stars and Stripes)
Kaiserslautern's Anthonee Krzynowek performs in the armed team rifle exhibition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

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Kaiserslautern's Anthonee Krzynowek performs in the armed team rifle exhibition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes (Michael B. Kelller/Stars and Stripes)
Alconbury's Tyler Gilhuys, right, and Victoria Flores perform in the armed dual rifle exhibition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Saturday, March 4, 2017.
Alconbury's Tyler Gilhuys, right, and Victoria Flores perform in the armed dual rifle exhibition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Saturday, March 4, 2017. (Michael B. Kelller/Stars and Stripes)
Members of the Ramstein drill team compete in the armed saber exhibition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Ramstein took third place in the event.
Members of the Ramstein drill team compete in the armed saber exhibition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Ramstein took third place in the event. (Michael B. Kelller/Stars and Stripes)
Cadets line up for the individual drill routine during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Saturday, March 4, 2017.
Cadets line up for the individual drill routine during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Saturday, March 4, 2017. (Michael B. Kelller/Stars and Stripes)
Cadets compete in the individual drill routine during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Saturday, March 4, 2017.
Cadets compete in the individual drill routine during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Saturday, March 4, 2017. (Michael B. Kelller/Stars and Stripes)
Naples' cadets watch the final rounds of the individual drill routine during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Saturday, March 4, 2017.
Naples' cadets watch the final rounds of the individual drill routine during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Saturday, March 4, 2017. (Michael B. Kelller/Stars and Stripes)
Maj. Gen. Timothy Zadalis, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Africa vice commander, center, speaks to cadets during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Saturday, March 4, 2017.
Maj. Gen. Timothy Zadalis, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Africa vice commander, center, speaks to cadets during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Saturday, March 4, 2017. (Michael B. Kelller/Stars and Stripes)
SHAPE's drill team hoists the overall team champion trophy in a group photo with Maj. Gen. Timothy Zadalis, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Africa vice commander, right, during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Saturday, March 4, 2017. SHAPE also won seven other team and individual awards during the competition.
SHAPE's drill team hoists the overall team champion trophy in a group photo with Maj. Gen. Timothy Zadalis, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Africa vice commander, right, during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Saturday, March 4, 2017. SHAPE also won seven other team and individual awards during the competition. (Michael B. Kelller/Stars and Stripes)
Members of Bitburg's drill team compete in the armed team rifle exhibition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Saturday, March 4, 2017.
Members of Bitburg's drill team compete in the armed team rifle exhibition during the DODEA-Europe JROTC drill team championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Saturday, March 4, 2017. (Michael B. Kelller/Stars and Stripes)

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Eleven Air Force and Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps drill teams competed for top honors during the annual Department of Defense Education Activity Europe drill team championship on Saturday.

More than 100 cadets from across Europe gathered at Kaiserslautern High School to be tested during team, duo and solo events. The color guard, team rifle and team saber exhibitions allowed students to display their teamwork. The solo rifle, saber and individual drill routine events gave students an opportunity to go head-to-head against teammates and rival schools alike.

SHAPE secured its title as top drill team by winning the overall championship, and placing or winning in seven other categories.

Cadets from Aviano, Naples, Kaiserslautern, Alconbury, Ramstein, Lakenheath, Bitburg, Rota, AFNORTH, Sigonella and SHAPE participated in this year’s drill competition.

Competition resultsIndividual Drill Routine: 1st Place: SHAPE; 2nd Place: Aviano; 3rd Place: NaplesArmed Solo Saber: 1st Place: Kaiserslautern; 2nd Place: SHAPE; 3rd Place: LakenheathArmed Solo Rifle: 1st Place: Kaiserslautern; 2nd Place: SHAPE; 3rd Place: AvianoArmed Dual Saber: 1st Place: Kaiserslautern; 2nd Place: SHAPE; 3rd Place: RamsteinArmed Dual Rifle: 1st Place: Kaiserslautern; 2nd Place: Aviano; 3rd Place: LakenheathUnarmed Team Exhibition: 1st Place: Sigonella; 2nd Place: SHAPE; 3rd Place: KaiserslauternArmed Team Sabre: 1st Place: SHAPE; 2nd Place: Kaiserslautern; 3rd Place: RamsteinArmed Team Rifle: 1st Place: SHAPE; 2nd Place: Lakenheath; 3rd Place: Alconbury

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