United States Air Force Honor Guard

United States Air Force Honor Guard To Honor With Dignity The USAF Honor Guard has evolved into a selectively manned unit with more than 210 ceremonial guardsmen and support personnel.
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Organizationally, the USAF Honor Guard consists of four ceremonial flights, made up of Colors, Bearers, Firing Party and Parade Flight qualified personnel. The USAF Honor Guard also operates the USAF Drill Team. Together, the ceremonial flights perform an average of 10 ceremonies per day, and exceed approximately 2,750 annual ceremonies.

Mission: The mission of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard is to represent Airmen to the American public and the world.

Operating as usual

GUARDSMAN SPOTLIGHT | For this weeks highlight; From Marysville CA - SSgt Christopher Montgomery.SSgt Montgomery was bro...
11/13/2020

GUARDSMAN SPOTLIGHT | For this weeks highlight; From Marysville CA - SSgt Christopher Montgomery.

SSgt Montgomery was brought to the Honor Guard through the Developmental Special Duty process, otherwise known as DSD. Throughout his time here at the HG he has been an inspirational leader within the Colors Element, being one of the most qualified Non-Commissioned Officers on the Colors Team.

He says that if he could offer any advise to the younger Airmen, he would recommend that anyone wishing to join the Honor Guard be willing to work hard and learn what it takes to be a full time Ceremonial Guardsman.

Some of SSgt Montgomery's goals include, finishing his Community College of The Air Force degree in Business Management and serving at least 20 years in The Air Force.

Some of his hobbies include, playing and watching sports, also spending quality time with his family.

SNAPSHOTS | Happy Friday! Here are a few top picks from our Exhibition from last week at the National War College. Featu...
11/13/2020

SNAPSHOTS | Happy Friday! Here are a few top picks from our Exhibition from last week at the National War College. Featured is our Colors Team and Drill Team.

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11/11/2020
Veterans Day

HAPPY VETERAN'S DAY | Today we offer this special performance to all those who served and to thank all the families of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you!

#jbab #USA #USAF #honorguard #veterans

GUARDSMAN SPOTLIGHT | For this weeks highlight; From Buffalo Gap, TX.Senior Airman - Tristen CortezMore than two years a...
10/30/2020

GUARDSMAN SPOTLIGHT | For this weeks highlight;
From Buffalo Gap, TX.

Senior Airman - Tristen Cortez

More than two years ago, SrA Cortez joined the Air Force with many opportunities to excel. The reason he chose to join the Honor Guard was to get the opportunity to be around some of the best Airman the AF has to offer. With this, he says that he knew he would eventually leave the Honor Guard better than when he had arrived.

Some of his Short Term goals include, finishing his Bachelors degree and also gaining different skills to help better himself and others.

SrA Cortez plans to serve 20 years and retire from the Air Force. He plans to start a family and use his skills in the medical career field to help others, both home and abroad, if offered the opportunity.

His hobbies include, Running, CrossFit, Hiking and Reading, also spending time with friends and family.
#USAF #jbab #honorguard

TECHNICAL TRAINING | Students of The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard, graduate Technical Training. Shown here are the members...
10/29/2020

TECHNICAL TRAINING | Students of The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard, graduate Technical Training. Shown here are the members from Classes; Bravo, Charlie, Delta and Echo.

Be sure to screenshot these if you were unable to attend.
#USAF #honorguard #jbab

For this week's Guardsman Spotlight, From Green Bay, Wisconsin: SrA Ty Malueg.Approximately 2 and a half years ago, Malu...
10/23/2020

For this week's Guardsman Spotlight, From Green Bay, Wisconsin: SrA Ty Malueg.
Approximately 2 and a half years ago, Malueg joined the Air Force to further extend educational opportunities that would benefit a career in Law Enforcement. He then joined the Honor Guard to excel above the standards, and most importantly, to become a positive image of the Air Force.
Some of SrA Malueg’s hobbies include hiking and making bad jokes. He has qualifications in the Colors element as well as the Pall Bearers element which is not easy to achieve. You must first get fully qualified in one element to finally move on to another.
Some of his long term goals are to finish his training in Security Forces while doing all the fun things and moving onto something more aggressive within his career.

United States Air Force Honor Guard's cover photo
10/06/2020

United States Air Force Honor Guard's cover photo

For this week's Guardsman Spotlight, From Richmond Virginia: SrA Robert VanDeventer.Approximately 2 and a half years ago...
07/24/2020

For this week's Guardsman Spotlight, From Richmond Virginia: SrA Robert VanDeventer.

Approximately 2 and a half years ago, VanDeventer joined the
Air Force for the educational opportunities that it provides. As a civilian he worked in communications and began to tire of the work. The Air Force provided a path to expand his education. He then joined the Honor Guard to excel above the standards, and most importantly, to become a positive image of the Air Force.

Some of SrA VanDeventer’s hobbies include kayaking and fishing as something to relax. He also enjoys hiking and visiting the mountains. The weight room is also an integral part of his life as he likes to maintain peak physical conditioning.

It is his intention to finish his bachelors degree and get into the medical field as a physician or a physician’s assistant.

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Congratulations to our newest Master Sergeant selects! These individuals have made incredible contributions to our unit ...
07/17/2020

Congratulations to our newest Master Sergeant selects! These individuals have made incredible contributions to our unit and we are so proud of their tremendous work!

Marshall Calvin: Flight Chief, Standards & Evaluations (Carrying National Flag): Line #2079

Ryan Fitzsimmons: Executive Officer, 11th Operations Group (Leading flight at Arlington National Cemetery): Line #2782

05/21/2020

FACEBOOK LIVE | Have ever wanted to know what the USAF and Base Honor Guard programs do for the Air Force? If so, then please tune in at 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. (EST), May 22.

Master Sgt. Theodore Cameron from Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations and Tech. Sgt. Matt Pearson from the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard will be conducting a live general discussion to talk about the Honor Guard Mission and answer your questions.

Join the live Q&A session with the link below.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/574695376589462/

Air Force District of Washington | 89th Airlift Wing | 113th Wing DC Air National Guard | 459th Air Refueling Wing | Joint Base Andrews

For this week's Guardsman Spotlight, from Orlando, FL: A1C Bryce Strzelczyk.Approximately 2 years ago, Strzelczyk joined...
03/13/2020

For this week's Guardsman Spotlight, from Orlando, FL: A1C Bryce Strzelczyk.

Approximately 2 years ago, Strzelczyk joined the Air Force to better himself as a person and to serve his country. He then joined the Honor Guard to push himself, and most importantly, to become the face of the Air Force.

Some of A1C Strzelczyk's hobbies include hanging out with his friends, working out, and traveling.

#USAFHonorGuard #USAF #HonorGuard

SrA Kelly Carr and A1C Nicholas Ames from The USAF Honor Guard had a chance to meet Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chair...
03/12/2020

SrA Kelly Carr and A1C Nicholas Ames from The USAF Honor Guard had a chance to meet Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman Ramon "CZ" Colon-Lopez in the Pentagon this week.

After some great conversation about what service to our country and flag means, SEAC traded his American flag patch with SrA Carr. How cool is that?

What does service to our flag mean to you?

02/28/2020
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For this week’s Guardsman Spotlight, from
Yuba City, CA, :A1C Donovan Saona.

Two years ago, Saona joined the Air Force to better himself, and for the opportunity to serve his country.

He then joined the Honor Guard to test his limits, and most importantly, to honor the fallen. Some of A1C Saona’s hobbies include sports, hiking, traveling, and going to church.

The United States Air Force Honor Guard marches in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Houston, TX on 20 January...
02/07/2020

The United States Air Force Honor Guard marches in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Houston, TX on 20 January 2020. Featured below are a few of the local hometown heroes promoting recruitment, community outreach and support while enriching the awareness of The United States Air Force.
Pictures By: SrA Kudzinski, USAF HG

Congratulations to the newest members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team! Guardsmen must go through an extensi...
11/13/2019

Congratulations to the newest members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team! Guardsmen must go through an extensive 8 week training course and preform their final evaluation in front of all of their peers before they can officially become a member. (U.S. Air Force Honor Guard photos by SrA Miranda Findley and A1C Deion Franklin)

The United States Air Force Band
09/05/2019

The United States Air Force Band

This week, Major General Amikam Norkin, Commander of the Israeli Air Force, participated in a wreath ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier alongside the Ceremonial Brass and the United States Air Force Honor Guard at Arlington National Cemetery.

These solemn ceremonies are performed at the Tomb to honor those servicemen and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the United States. At these ceremonies, visiting representatives of foreign nations will often pay formal respects to America’s veterans by placing a wreath before the Tomb. (U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser / Arlington National Cemetery / released)

Joint Base Andrews
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
Air Force District of Washington

08/08/2019

SHARP, CRISP, & MOTIONLESS | U.S. Air Force Honor Guard drill team members perform for veterans escorted by Honor Flight Chicago at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va., Aug. 7, 2019.

The Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization that offers American military veterans free transportation to our nation’s memorials in Washington D.C.

WREATH | U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Commander Lt. Col. Jason L. Woodruff and U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Association Pres...
07/15/2019

WREATH | U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Commander Lt. Col. Jason L. Woodruff and U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Association President Mr. Ken Holmes lay a wreath at the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, July 12, 2019. This private wreath laying ceremony symbolizes the continued partnership between the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard and the Association to preserve and honor our history. (U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Joshua Freely)

HAIL & FAREWELL | U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Commander, Lt. Col. Jason C. Harris, relinquishes his command to Lt. Col. J...
07/15/2019

HAIL & FAREWELL | U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Commander, Lt. Col. Jason C. Harris, relinquishes his command to Lt. Col. Jason L. Woodruff on the Air Force Ceremonial Lawn, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, July 12, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Joshua Freely)

We would like to thank Lt. Col. Harris for his steadfast leadership over the last 2 years and wish his family the best as they embark on their next assignment. Additionally, we would like to congratulate Lt. Col. Woodruff and welcome him and his family to the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard.

07/12/2019

CHANGE OF COMMAND| Commander of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard, Lt. Col. Jason C. Harris, relinquishes his command to Lt. Col. Jason L. Woodruff at the Air Force Ceremonial Lawn on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling.

07/12/2019

CHANGE OF COMMAND| Commander of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard, Lt. Col. Jason C. Harris, relinquishes his command to Lt. Col. Jason L. Woodruff at the Air Force Ceremonial Lawn on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling.

United States Air Force
07/05/2019

United States Air Force

Air National Guard Director Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice & the United States Air Force Honor Guard represented the Air Force during the Boston Independence Day Parade. The event drew a crowd of more than 10k. #AmericasAirForce

CC: Marty Walsh | Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts

The United States Air Force Band
07/05/2019

The United States Air Force Band

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY |The Ceremonial Brass kicked off a day of celebration with their 20th Fourth of July performance on NBC's Today Show! If you weren't able to catch the show, here are a few highlights.

Joint Base Andrews
07/05/2019

Joint Base Andrews

The United States Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team performed as the final act in Nova Scotia’s 2019 International Royal Tattoo in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, on July 2nd.

CITY OF ROSES | Members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard march in the Grand Floral Parade during the Portland Rose Fest...
06/11/2019

CITY OF ROSES | Members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard march in the Grand Floral Parade during the Portland Rose Festival in Portland, Or., June 8, 2019. This parade attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators every year, making it the largest single-day event in Oregon. (U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Joshua Freely)

TECHNICAL TRAINING | U.S. Air Force Honor Guard technical training students evaluate on individual weapons drill in the ...
05/31/2019

TECHNICAL TRAINING | U.S. Air Force Honor Guard technical training students evaluate on individual weapons drill in the honor guard squadron on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, May 13, 2019. All 14 students are on track to graduate this rigorous 8-week course next Friday, June 7, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman First Class Deion Franklin)

IPL 500 | Members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard march in the IPL 500 Festival Parade in Indianapolis, In., May 25, 2...
05/29/2019

IPL 500 | Members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard march in the IPL 500 Festival Parade in Indianapolis, In., May 25, 2019. This year's parade featured a record number of floats and more than 300,000 spectators. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman First Class Deion Franklin)

05/24/2019
Memorial Day

MEMORIAL DAY | It is the solemn duty of the United States Air Force Honor Guard, the United States Air Force Band, and the United States Air Force Chaplains at Arlington National Cemetery to pay tribute to the men and women who gave their lives in service to this nation.

Please take a moment this weekend to reflect and remember those who paid the ultimate price so that we may enjoy the freedoms we have today. #ToHonorWithDignity

Air Force District of Washington | U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

CREDITS:

Technical Sgt. Christine Jones - Producer
Technical Sgt. Adam Tianello - Arranger/Tin Whistle/Bagpipes
Technical Sgt. Ken Riehman - Percussion
Technical Sgt. Josh Voyles - Audio Engineer

Photographs by Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Burns, Master Sgt. Brandon Chaney, Master Sgt. Grant Langford, Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank, Staff Sgt. Joshua Freely, Senior Amn. Cameron Gregory, Senior Amn. Miranda Findley, Senior Amn. Joseph Pick, and Elizabeth Fraser

05/12/2019

A special message from some of our ceremonial guardsmen who performed during the Joint Base Andrews Airshow this weekend.

BATAAN DAY | Members of the United States Air Force Honor Guard participate in a joint service wreath laying ceremony co...
04/18/2019

BATAAN DAY | Members of the United States Air Force Honor Guard participate in a joint service wreath laying ceremony commemorating Bataan Day at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., April 9, 1963.

During World War II, approximately 78,000 Allied troops (12,000 Americans and 66,000 Filipinos) surrendered to the Japanese at the tip of the Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines on April 9, 1942. The troops fought under extremely adverse conditions for nearly five months prior to the surrender as they ran out of food, medical supplies, and ammunition.

#throwbackthursday #tohonorwithdignity

04/15/2019
AF video

AIR FORCE MEMORIAL | Members of the drill team perform in front of an honor flight at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va., April 11, 2019. In 2017 the Honor Flight Network escorted over 200,000 veterans to various military memorials free of cost.

#tohonorwithdignity

ONE OF OUR OWN | Ceremonial guardsmen had the honor of laying to rest former U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Commander Capt. ...
03/19/2019

ONE OF OUR OWN | Ceremonial guardsmen had the honor of laying to rest former U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Commander Capt. Marcel Mayer on March 15, 2019. Mayer served as commander from 1974 to 1977 and among his many contributions, led the charge in bringing women into the unit. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Deion Franklin)

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