Representing every member, past and present, of the U.S. Air Force, the cadets of Detachment 028’s Honor Guard Team epitomize the core values of the Air Force. From a simple perspective, this team merely consists of everyday college students from around the country brought together by a desire to serve their nation.
However, to the audiences that witness them presenting the colors, they can see the result of generations of strenuous practice and an even greater sense of camaraderie. The Honor Guard has garnered a reputation of excellence and has become a model of professionalism not only for Embry-Riddle and the city of Prescott, Arizona, but for the nation.
Currently, Detachment 028’s Honor Guard Team ranks No. 1 nationally among all senior- and junior-level Color Guard/Honor Guard teams. And no matter the size of the crowd, the complexity of the performance, or the temperature of the environment, these cadets never forget who they truly represent and proudly carry on as keepers of the American flag with honor and dignity.
Rifle, also known as Armed Exhibition Drill, is an intense, yet fun and exciting part of the Honor Corps.
The Rifle Team is a collection of cadets who after many hours of practice and perfection, maneuver and manipulate decommissioned service rifles with extreme precision, all while performing complicated drill sequences.
However, if you ask any of the members of the team, you will find that Rifle means so much more. You will become part of a family and immerse yourself into an environment that combines a unique blend of professionalism that can be found only in the U.S. Air Force and a sense of bonding that you can only find by becoming part of a team.
You will sweat, freeze, hurt, bleed, succeed, and bond together. By the end of the semester, you will have made many new friends who will stick with you throughout your AFROTC career at Embry-Riddle.
You will have acquired a wealth of valuable skills that will be helpful later in life, and you will have made many happy memories that you will look back upon when you are a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force.
The Sabre Drill Team is dedicated to upholding the traditions that date back before the founding of the U.S. Air Force.
Just like the other Honor Corps teams, the Sabre Drill Team, through diligent practice, a strong sense of dedication, and a strong feeling of family and friendship, is known for its performances. In addition to making lasting friendships and acquiring skills, the team members get to know upperclassmen.
Through their knowledge, you will learn how to become a great cadet and an even better wingman. Ultimately, the team members push themselves and each other to achieve greatness in an Air Force ROTC career.