Drill Executioners and Guts

Drill consists of certain movements by which the flight or squadron is moved in an orderly manner from one formation to another or from one place to another. Standards such as the 24-inch step, cadence of 100 to 120 steps per minute, distance, and interval have been established to ensure movements are executed with order and precision.  


The task of each person is to learn these movements and execute each part exactly as described. Individuals also must learn to adapt their own movements to those of the group. Everyone in the formation must move together on command. Learning how to turn precisely on corners and the correct spacing is one of the first drill movements a basic cadet learns.  While it may seem tedious to have drill learning and practice, this is an important step for the basics.  They will be doing many formations and marching over their four year Academy career.


For the purpose of drill, Air Force organizations are divided into elements, flights, squadrons, groups, and wings.  During BCT each squadron is made up of 5 flights.  In the beginning of BCT, most events are done by flight. It makes it easier for instruction purposes if the group is smaller.


*** WebGuy would like to take this opportunity in the blog to explain how our coverage works.  WebGuy has the priviledge of photographing the USAFA cadets and we have to follow USAFA rules and guidelines.  What this means is that we cannot cover every event that takes place at USAFA or during BCT.  During BCT there are events such as getting their ID badges, Security Clearance Lab, First Aid Training and Classroom learning.  WebGuy does not photograph these events as we do not want to be a distraction to them or the leaders leading these courses. 

Each of the eight squadrons have a different daily schedule.  All of them will do the same events but on different days and times.  This is why WebGuy coverage most likely will not have all squadrons photographed each day.  And as previously stated, the schedule can and will change and we don't always get notified of these changes.  We will cover the main events that we are allowed to do and by the end of BCT, the number of photos for each squadron should be fairly even. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate our way through another BCT!

To view photos from Executioners and Guts, go to CLASSES > 2025 > BCT-1.  Select your squadron.  At the top of the page, make sure your Sort Photos is set  OLDEST to NEWEST.   Select your start page. Or you can click the link below. * Sort Photos must be Oldest to Newest otherwise the link will not take you to the correct page.

Executioners Drill pgs. 23-33  Executioners

Guts Drill pgs.28-43  Guts