Airport High's Golden Talon drill team places third in nation


WEST COLUMBIA, SC -- Airport High School’s Army JROTC drill team brought home another big honor this past weekend, placing third in the nation at the 2018 U.S. Army JROTC National Drill Championships.


The Army Nationals, held April 14 in Louisville, Kentucky, featured 98 of the nation’s best teams competing in a variety of armed and unarmed solo and team events. The Nationals is the largest annual gathering of Army JROTC teams.  


Airport’s Golden Talon drill team placed in several events at The Nationals, including third in Armed Inspection. The team placed third in Overall Armed Division.


CSM Harry Ferguson is the coach and adviser for the Golden Talon team, which has received numerous honors through the year in state, regional and national competitions.