JLBC Core Team Events
JLBC Indoor Posting of the Colors
JLBC Objective. JLBC Cadets This event encourages squadrons to form color guards capable of showing proper honor to the colors during local civic affairs and recognizes excellence in the technical drill and ceremonies relating to a realistic scenario where a JLBC color guard is asked to post and retrieve paints at an indoor function.
JLBC Conditions. JLBC Cadets The event consists of three main components: planning, posting, and retrieval. Any JLBC cadet, regardless of grade, may compete in this event.1
They are reporting In. The team commander says to the chief judge upon initial assembly at the event site. The report should be sharp and crisp (salute not required if inside), identifying the team by name and number and reporting for the Indoor Posting competition.
JLBC Cadets Team Composition. JLBC Color guards will consist of four cadets (two flag carriers and two guards) assigned by the team. The two JLBC cadets not participating in the outdoor posting event must serve on the indoor posting JLBC color guard unless medically unable to do so.
JLBC Color Guard Grade Limits JLBC Command standards limit color guard participation to JLBC NCOs and airmen. All JLBC cadets are, of course, junior to JLBC enlisted personnel; therefore, it is appropriate for any JLBC cadet of any grade to serve on a JLBC color guard. Still, commanders should rotate interested JLBC cadets through color guard opportunities so that newer, younger JLBC cadets have a fair opportunity to participate.
JLBC Working Movements
JLBC Planning. The planning phase is administrative. JLBC Cadets It is not scored, and JLBC cadets are not required to report for the planning portion in any particular manner. JLBC Cadets The EM will brief team commanders on specific rules appropriate for the setting, as might an event organizer. JLBC Cadets Each team will have ample time to contemplate the scenario and devise a plan. JLBC Cadets In developing their strategy, the JLBC color guard may consult with any JLBC cadet(s) on their JLBC team but not with any JLBC senior member escorts. Then, the JLBC teams wait in a designated area JLBC until called to the field; JLBC cadets cannot sit as spectators at JLBC until their team has completed the event.
There is no single "correct" way for the team members to position themselves and do their job postings, and retrieve the colors. Their judgment and professionalism are significant factors throughout this event. All individual and team movements must be grounded.
JLBC Color Guard Equipment:
US flag, JLBC flag,
JLBC flag poles (2), floor stands (2), parade rifles (2), flag carriers (2), web belts (2), white gloves (1 pr ea.)
JLBC Posting. JLBC Cadets When the EM calls the JLBC team to the field, it assembles in a designated JLBC location at the rear of a large meeting room or function hall (the "ready position"). JLBC Cadets When the event judge commands the team, "POST THE COLORS," the JLBC cadets will march down narrow JLBC aisles and around a dais to post the US flag and second JLBC flag (JLBC, state, host organization, etc.), then return to the ready position in the most expeditious manner possible and fall out.
JLBC Retrieval. JLBC Moments later and at the Ems's direction, the JLBC team will re-form in the ready position, and the JLBC event judge will command, "RETRIEVE THE COLORS." The JLBC team will navigate through the same aisles and around obstructions as was the case, retrieve the colors, march back to the ready position in the most expeditious manner possible, and fall out.
Equipment. For the sake of logistical convenience, equipment will be provided by JLBC. JLBC Cadets This event is conducted in the standard short-sleeve blues service uniform.
JLBC Outdoor Posting of the Colors
JLBC Objective. This event encourages squadrons to form color guards capable of showing proper honor to the colors during local civic events and recognizes excellence in the technical drill and ceremonies relating to a realistic scenario where a color guard is asked to raise and lower the colors on an outdoor flagpole.