Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Jody Drill Team

In 1970 and 1971, I was on the Jody Drill Team at Lowery AFB, outside of Denver ... joined it because I didn't want to hassle of inspections and marching to class ... still have my blue and white "rope" I wore to distinguish myself as a member of a special group.  Loved it ... loved the travel and competition.

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  1. I was on the Jody drill team too in 1976. It was a lot of fun.

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    1. Hey, i was there at that time too! Newman was my name back then. Probably joined in Apr/May, shipped out in Dec '76. Was Guide for the last few months. AFSC 32172Q. Great year (Bi-Centennial) to be a military marching unit! You guys had me marching on top of a freaking STONE WALL duty jury .. so darn mean! And marching in a skirt in November in Colorado was zero fun. Lol, my knees *still* ache from doing that.

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  2. I was a member an B-flight commander 1981

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    1. I visited there in about 1981 and saw practice going on ... and since this blog is about the only mention of Jody on the web, I wish everyone would post their names. Maybe in a few decades, someone will recognize each other ;-)

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    2. You may have seen me practicing. I was on JODY in 80 - 81. Also a "red rope" for the 52nd for a bit. Great times. Ken Kaiser - Charlotte, NC

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    3. "tpg", you may have seen me practicing. I was on JODY in 1980 - 81. Also a "red rope" for the 52nd for a bit. Loved it all. Would give anything to see a video of ANY drill team doing the same drill style ("British Manual"?) that we did so I could show my kids. Photos just don't show it adequately. Ken Kaiser - Charlotte, NC

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  3. Roddey StevensonMay 6, 2014 at 1:48 PM

    I was on it in 1976-77. It kept me out of details etc. Got to do some traveling while a member. Still have a few photos around somewhere.

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  4. I was on in '78 during Intel twch school.

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  5. I was on the Jody Drill Team in '78 while going to Intel tech school.

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  6. Was on the Jody Drill Team at Lowry in 1968-69 while in Avionics F-4E Weapons Control Systems training. Hated to have horses in front of us in the parade - had to watch where you stomped your jump boots ;)

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    1. I was on the team in 69-70 - I was appointed as the Guide and later commanded the team while also serving as the C-shift yellow rope for the F4-E avionics training program. I remember well trying to march and avoid the horse "presents." I learned how to spit-shine my spider-laced boots using melted polish and a lighter while drinking homemade sangria from a Styrofoam cooler. I stayed in for 31 years and still have the ropes. Great memories. W.T. (Bill) Coleman, Colonel, USAF (Ret)

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  7. I was one of five white guys on a pretty much all black Jody Drill Team on Hanscom Field, Bedford, MA back in '67. Boy did we jive - - -

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    1. Wow ... I had no idea that there were "Jody's" at other bases

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  8. I was on the Jody drill team at Lowrey in early `69 while at tech school for weapons maintenance - gun pods, F4 - later posted to Tokota outside of Tokyo.

    Paul Albert

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  9. I was on the drill team at Lowry while going through WCS school for the F-4C/D models. That was the fall of 1981. Mike Huyck

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  10. Shane Murphy, CMSgt (Retired, NYANG)January 8, 2017 at 3:14 PM

    I was on the Team from June-October 1970. Joined to get out of inspections in the regular squadron (not sure of the number but 40th squadron seems to ring a bell)but loved the drill and travel. Stayed in the NYANG for 39 years after graduation. And, I still have my rope.

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    1. Wow Shane ... I probably took your bunk ... LOL. My room mates were also in the NYANG ... Nicoletti and Donatelli are the names I remember.

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    2. Like all of you I too was on the Jody Drill Team at Lowry AFB. It was 1973 and I was in tech school for Supply.
      Because my training period was so short I never made it past B Team.
      It was a lot of fun and had many perks, like living in the brand new barrack!

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  11. AH HI HO
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    Lawery AFB 1964-1966
    I remember JODY well. Is there any film?

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  12. I was on the Jody drill team at Lowry 1983

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