• Desert Talon is an annual multi service drill competition.  JROTC units from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force   will converge on Hamilton HS, November 16, 2019. In State teams will be coming  from as far away as Casa Grande, Pinon, Tucson and Sierra Vista.  This year we are pleaseed to welcome Cibola HS  from New Mexico!  
     
    All teams are coming to demonstrate their abilities in several categories, including armed and unarmed inspection, regulation, and exhibition drill.  They will also compete in color guard, smalll team exhibition and individual drill downs. This year's events begin at 0800 hrs, and end with  closing remarks and trophy presentation at approximately 1400 hrs(or sooner). Judges come from the Chandler US Armed Forces Career Center  and cadets from the Army, Navy, and Air Force ROTC detachments at  Arizona State University and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.  The college ROTCs will have infor booths available during the meet, as will recruiters from the AZ National Guard.
     
    A concession stand will be available with meal deals as well as assorted snacks and drinks for your dining pleasure.   The meal deal costs $5, and consists of two slices of pizza, chips, and water or soda.  Remember there are no changing rooms available at this drill meet.   The presentation of trophies will take place outside on the small exhibition pads immediately following the drill down.
     
    THANK YOU TO ALL THE SCHOOLS THAT PARTICPATED 
    TO VIEW THE RESULTS CLICK HERE
     
     
     
     
     To see a map of the drill area and a current schedule click here (link disabled)
     
    Here is the list of competing schools.  School names that are bold are competing for grand champion
     
    SERVICE AFFILIATE HIGH SCHOOL
    AJROTC BUENA
    AFJROTC CACTUS
    AFJROTC CAMPO VERDE
    MCJROTC CASA GRANDE
    MCJROTC CIBOLA  New Mexico
    AFJROTC DEER VALLEY
    AJROTC DYSART 
    AFJROTC HAMILTON
    AFJROTC HIGLEY
    AJROTC MARCOS DE NIZA
    AJROTC MARYVALE
    AJROTC PINON
    AJROTC SKYLINE
    AJROTC SOUTH POINTE
    MCJROTC VISTA GRANDE
    AFJROTC WESTWOOD
     
     
     
     
     
     And in addition to the afore mentioned festivities we will be selling Desert Talon coins for $10.
     
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    If your school is interested in competing this year, you can view and download the letter of intent if you click here and the SOP if you click here.  Contact MSgt Driver at driver.fred@cusd80.com or 480-883-5205 if you have any questions. 
     
     
Last Modified on November 21, 2019