• Parkwood AFJROTC normally participates in two drill competitions each semester - one local and one regional - for a total of at least four annually. In both semesters, the local competition is the Union County JROTC Championship Games between Air Force JROTC units at Parkwood, Monroe, and Piedmont/Porter Ridge and the Navy JROTC units at Forest Hills and Sun Valley and the Weddington Marine Corps JROTC.

    The regional competitions are the 49er Classic at UNC-Charlotte (fall), hosted by that school's Air Force ROTC, and the Patriot Classic (spring) at Independence High School in Charlotte. About 25 of the best drill teams from the Carolinas attend these regional meets, and competition is fierce.
    Drill Competition Awards:
    October 2023
    UNCC 49er Classic Drill Competition
    1st Place - Flight Regulation Unarmed
    3rd Place - Individual Regulation Unarmed
    3rd Place - Individual Regulation Armed
    3rd Place - Overall Regulation Drill
    March 2023
    Patriot Classic Invitational Drill Competition
    1st Place - New Element/Squad Basic