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The pipes are calling

The colors

The United States Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team performs during the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo with other performers on the Esplanade of the Edinburgh Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland, Aug. 13, 2018. 48 countries performed alongside the drill team, with an audience of 220,000 viewers, and a televised viewer base of 100 million worldwide. The Tattoo is a global gathering of differing talents and performers from every corner of the globe, allowing each participating country to display pride in their military power and culture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael S. Murphy)

Practice makes perfect

Senior Airman Bryan Satterlee, United States Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team member, practices with other Airmen before the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Esplanade of the Edinburgh Castle, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Aug. 15, 2018 The Tattoo is a global gathering of differing talents and performers from every corner of the globe, allowing each participating country to display pride in their military power and culture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael S. Murphy)

Traditions

Small quaichs of whiskey are shown during the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Esplanade of the Edinburgh Castle, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Aug. 15, 2018. Scottish tradition is when a visitor traveled to your home from far away, to offer them a drink to warm them up. Each night of the Tattoo was started by a traditional greeting to the official party, and drinking the whiskey together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael S. Murphy)

In formation

The United States Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team performs during the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo with other performers on the Esplanade of the Edinburgh Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland, Aug. 14, 2018. 48 countries performed alongside the drill team, with an audience of 220,000 viewers, and a televised viewer base of 100 million worldwide. The Tattoo is a global gathering of differing talents and performers from every corner of the globe, allowing each participating country to display pride in their military power and culture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael S. Murphy)

One step at a time

The United States Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team performs during the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Esplanade of the Edinburgh Castle, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Aug. 14, 2018. The Honor Guard participated in the Tattoo to display Air Force pride among partnering nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael S. Murphy)

The line

The United States Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team performs during the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Esplanade of the Edinburgh Castle, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Aug. 13, 2018. Performers from 48 countries performed with the Honor Guard, with an audience of 220,000 viewers, and a televised viewer base of 100 million worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael S. Murphy)

The act

The United States Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team performs during the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Esplanade of the Edinburgh Castle, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Aug. 15, 2018. Performers from 48 countries performed with the Honor Guard, with an audience of 220,000 viewers, and a televised viewer base of 100 million worldwide. The Honor Guard participated in the Tattoo to display Air Force pride among partnering nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael S. Murphy)

The gauntlet

Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Gutsch, United States Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team NCO in charge, walks through the “gauntlet” during the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Esplanade of the Edinburgh Castle, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Aug. 13, 2018. The Honor Guard participated in the Tattoo to display Air Force pride among partnering nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael S. Murphy)

Captain Platt

Capt. Riley Platt, United States Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team commander, stands at the position of attention during the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Esplanade of the Edinburgh Castle, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Aug. 15, 2018. 48 countries performed alongside the drill team, with an audience of 220,000 viewers, and a televised viewer base of 100 million worldwide. The Tattoo is a global gathering of differing talents and performers from every corner of the globe, allowing each participating country to display pride in their military power and culture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael S. Murphy)

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Cast from the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo perform towards the end of the show on the Esplanade of the Edinburgh Castle, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Aug. 16, 2018. 48 countries performed alongside the drill team, with an audience of 220,000 viewers, and a televised viewer base of 100 million worldwide. The Tattoo is a global gathering of differing talents and performers from every corner of the globe, allowing each participating country to display pride in their military power and culture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael S. Murphy)

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