• An Armed Forces Color Guard stands ready to present the colors at the 2nd annual Joint Drill Exhibition. The performances were held at George Mason University Sunday.

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    An Armed Forces Color Guard stands ready to present the colors at the 2nd annual Joint Drill Exhibition. The performances were held at George Mason University Sunday.

  • The judges, one from each service of the exhibition, pay respect to the colors at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.

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    The judges, one from each service of the exhibition, pay respect to the colors at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.

  • Sgt. 1st Class Devin McCann, Drillmaster of the United States Army Drill Team presents arms during the Army's performance Sunday.

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    Sgt. 1st Class Devin McCann, Drillmaster of the United States Army Drill Team presents arms during the Army's performance Sunday.

  • Sgt. Daniel Davenport, a soloist on the United States Army Drill Team, tosses his 1903 Springfield Rifle into the air at George mason University in Fairfax, Va., Sunday as part of a joint drill exhibition.

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    Sgt. Daniel Davenport, a soloist on the United States Army Drill Team, tosses his 1903 Springfield Rifle into the air at George mason University in Fairfax, Va., Sunday as part of a joint drill exhibition.

  • Sgt. Matthew Kyle flips his bayonet-tipped 10-pound rifle into the air at the end of the United States Army Drill Team's line during their performance at George Mason University Sunday.

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    Sgt. Matthew Kyle flips his bayonet-tipped 10-pound rifle into the air at the end of the United States Army Drill Team's line during their performance at George Mason University Sunday.

  • Members of the Navy Ceremonial Drill Team toss their rifle in unison at the 2nd annual Joint Drill Exhibition. The performances were held at George Mason University Sunday.

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    Members of the Navy Ceremonial Drill Team toss their rifle in unison at the 2nd annual Joint Drill Exhibition. The performances were held at George Mason University Sunday.

  • Lt. Col. Todd Taylor, commander of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard, Col. Joseph Buche, commander of The Old Guard and Cmdr. Chris Higginbotham, commander of the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard, present the Joint Drill Exhibition trophy to the Navy Ceremonial Drill Team at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.

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    Lt. Col. Todd Taylor, commander of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard, Col. Joseph Buche, commander of The Old Guard and Cmdr. Chris Higginbotham, commander of the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard, present the Joint Drill Exhibition trophy to the Navy Ceremonial...

On Sunday, drill teams from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard demonstrated their fine skills at the 2nd annual Joint Drill Exhibition. The exhibition was held at the George Mason University Field House in Fairfax, Va. All teams drew a large crowd and spectators were amazed as the four teams showcased their drilling proficiency.

The exhibition started with a short performance by The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps and led into the presentation of colors. Four judges were selected from each participating service. Sgt. Maj. Kerry Kolhof represented the Army, Chief Dana Wallace represented the Navy, Master Sgt. Richard Hopewell was the judge from the Air Force and Chief Petty Officer Houston Delaney judged from the Coast Guard.

The drill teams were judged on eight areas including difficulty, precision, variety, showmanship, originality, crowd appeal, flow and overall impression. Each subject was worth five points for a total of 40 points.

The Navy Ceremonial Drill Team took first place in the exhibition and proved to be a crowd favorite. The team featured a blindfolded soloist and daring rifle throws.

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