The Drill Pad
Air Force Drill

Change Step


Requirements: Marching at Attention; in Any Formation; at Close or Normal Interval; in the Cadence of Quick Time

The command is Change Step, MARCH. On the command MARCH, given as the right foot strikes the ground, the airman takes one more 24-inch step with the left foot.

Then in one count, place the ball of the right foot alongside (not behind) the heel of the left foot, suspend arm swing, and shift the weight of the body to the right foot. Step off with the left foot in a 24-inch step, resuming coordinated arm swing.

The upper portion of the body remains at the position of attention throughout.


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