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Fort Gordon holds inaugural drill competition and talent show

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The 15th Regimental Signal Brigade at Ford Gordon held it's first ever drill competition and talent show on Friday.

"The brigade commander really wanted to do things to bring the soldiers together and build a spirited morale within the brigade," said Captain Danielle Pope, who organized the event.

Champagne Williams, a soldier in the 396 Battalion, has worked hard for the moment to perform in the competition for the past four weeks. She said she put in long hours to perfect her group's drill routine.

"I feel so great. I have a lot of adrenaline running through my body right now and I would love to do it again," Williams said.

But this isn't your normal drill routine. Along with the traditional greetings and marching, Williams and her fellow soldiers decided to be a little more festive.

"They learned a whole sequence and routine in a day," said Sgt. Harry Ruiz, the team's drill sergeant. "As the weeks went on, we changed it up and we asked for their opinions and that's what it's about. Having the soldiers' suggestions and input because it's really for them."

Williams and her teammates got to strut their stuff against three other teams.

"I love DNC and being around other soldiers that love to the same thing and they're highly motivated. It keeps me going," Williams said.

In the end Williams' battalion didn't win but she says she enjoyed the experience.

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