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HG pays respects in wreath-laying ceremony

HG pays respects in wreath-laying ceremony
Ceremonial guardsman showcases AF excellence in hometown Ceremonial guardsman showcases AF excellence in hometown

Ceremonial guardsman showcases AF excellence in hometown


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Strength in recovery: victim becomes advocate


NYC St. Paddy’s Day Parade features USAF Honor Guard NYC St. Paddy’s Day Parade features USAF Honor Guard

NYC St. Paddy’s Day Parade features USAF Honor Guard


USAF Honor Guard visits New York high schools USAF Honor Guard visits New York high schools

USAF Honor Guard visits New York high schools


USAF Honor Guard Mission Video

USAF Honor Guard Photo Slideshows

Mission

U.S. Air Force Honor GuardThe mission of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard is to represent Airmen to the American public and the world. The vision of the USAF Honor Guard is to ensure a legacy of Airmen who: promote the mission; protect the standards; perfect the image; and preserve the heritage.

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NFF | USAF Honor Guard Drill Team members perform at Six Flags America in Bowie, MD, July 2-4, 2018. Over 500 patrons enjoyed our Ambassadors in Blue taking part in the amusement park's Fourth of July festivities. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Cameron Gregory) #NeverFailFriday
TBT | 1100th Ceremonial Squadron Commander, Capt. Frank Rehak, and MSgt Charles W. Burkhart pose with the newly designed United States Air Force flag prior to being approved by President Harry S. Truman on March 26, 1951. (Credit United States Air Force Honor Guard Alumni Association) #ThrowBackThursday
INDEPENDENCE DAY | USAF Honor Guard members march in the 233rd Annual Fourth of July Parade in Bristol, RI, July 4, 2018. Approximately 200,000 spectators came out to enjoy the nation’s longest continuous Fourth of July celebration. (U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Joshua Freely) #AmericasAirmen #IndependenceDay
NFF | June has been a busy month for the USAF Honor Guard Drill Team, with performances in Florida, Texas, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. Please enjoy this video of Drill Team executing their four-man routine at the Europa Fitness Expo at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, TX., June 16, 2018. #NeverFailFriday
TBT | Captain Steven L. Woolf served as Commander, United States Air Force Honor Guard, from 1981 to 1983. #ThrowBackThursday
NFF | USAF Honor Guard Drill Team members perform at the Thunder of Niagara International Air Show at the Air Reserve Station in Niagara Falls, NY., June 10, 2018. This two-day public event was hosted by the 914th Air Refueling Wing and featured the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the CF Snowbirds / Snowbirds des FC. #NeverFailFriday
Guardsman Spotlight | This week's spotlight is on Senior Airman Thomas Dorsey. Son of a U.S. Army service member, Dorsey joined the U.S. Air Force in 2014. After basic training, he was selected to come to the National Capital Region for Honor Guard technical training. After completing the 8-week-training course in 2015, Dorsey was selected to the Colors element, where he performed in over 450 ceremonies and parades around the country. The most memorable ceremonies that he has been a part of include: Pope Francis’ arrival ceremony at the White House, Presidential Inaugural Concert and Ball, and Disney Land performances in California. "I feel like I'm witnessing and contributing to history in every ceremony that I perform in," said Dorsey. In 2017, he became fully qualified in his element and was chosen to be a member of the Standards and Evaluations team. As a subject matter expert in drill and ceremony, Dorsey observed performances of fellow guardsmen and provided helpful feedback to the unit. He says he feels fortunate to have family that lives in the area and enjoys spending time with them and helping with farm work. Dorsey graduated security forces technical training in April of this year and will be leaving the honor guard to be stationed at Joint Base Andrews. He plans on continuing his military service until he retires. #GuardsmanSpotlight
TBT | The USAF Honor Guard and Joint Service members stand at ease during an arrival ceremony in Conmy Hall, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. (circa 1994). Originally built in 1934, Conmy Hall has been the principle performance center for presidential functions and other military ceremonies. #ThrowBackThursday
Guardsman Spotlight | This week's guardsman spotlight is on Airman 1st Class Angelina Bucher. Bucher, a Glendale, Ariz. native, joined the United States Air Force in 2016. After basic training, she was accepted into the USAF Honor Guard. After graduating tech school, Bucher was selected into the Firing Party element. In 2017, she earned a position as a tour guide at the Pentagon where she has given more than 530 tours to the public. Since assuming her position, she still has an active role in the Honor Guard mission, performing in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, 2016 presidential inauguration, 2016 New Orleans Sugar Bowl, and the 2017 Fiesta Bowl. When she completes her Honor Guard tour, she plans to continue her career as a personnelist. After the military she would like to open a business and start a family with her husband.
NFF | The USAF Honor Guard Drill Team performs for students at the National Air and Space Museum, Washington D.C., June 15, 2018. #NeverFailFriday https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Summer-Staycation-Family-Flight-Day-Promotes-STEAM_Washington-DC-485647421.html
TBT | Lt. Col. Gaylord Z. Thomas assumes command of the United States Air Force Honor Guard from Maj. Anthony Maisonet in June of 2005. Lt. Col. Thomas served faithfully as the commander of the Honor Guard until January of 2007, retiring from military service just two months later. #ThrowBackThursday
Please enjoy this video of C-Flight 2018's graduation ceremony from earlier today. Congratulations to our newest guardsmen and welcome to the family! #NeverFailFriday
GUARDSMAN SPOTLIGHT | This week the spotlight is on Tech. Sgt. Jerome Bryan! Jerome was born and raised in a small rural town called James Hill, on the island of Jamaica. While attending Excelsior High School, he was accepted into the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force (JCCF), an organization similar to the JROTC in the United States. Jerome’s fascination with the military structure and way of life grew rapidly. He began seeking out recruiters from all services when he immigrated to the United States in 2006. After speaking with multiple recruiters and doing his own research, Jerome decided to join the Air Force and began Basic Military Training in September of 2007. After graduating Basic Military Training, Jerome worked in Material Management. His first duty station was Langley AFB in Virginia. He stayed in Virginia before coming to Washington, D.C to become a Ceremonial Guardsman in October of 2014. After graduating Honor Guard technical training, he was performed in the Firing Party Element until May of 2015. Currently, he is the Flight Chief of Honor Guard Formal Training where he directs the Honor Guard's technical training program and manages the Base Honor Guard Training Program. He provides guidance and implements Honor Guard policies to 225 bases worldwide. Jerome is currently pursuing a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Logistics Supply Chain Management at Colorado Technical University. He enjoys spending time with his wife, coaching/playing/watching soccer, and work! When Jerome leaves the Honor Guard, he looks forward to returning to his career field and sharing the wealth of knowledge and experience that he has gained from his time as a ceremonial guardsman. We are also happy to announce that Tech. Sgt. Bryan was selected to promote to Master Sgt this past month! #GuardsmanSpotlight
TBT | On this day, in the year 1995, Air Force pilot Scott O' Grady was rescued after surviving nearly a week in hostile territory in Bosnia. On June 2, 1995, Scott was forced to eject from his F-16 after the fighter jet was hit by a soviet made missle. He spent the next six days evading Serbian forces and escaped death multiple times by using the survival training that was given to him earlier in his Air Force career. On June 7th he managed to signal his location to nearby allies and was rescued by U.S. forces just after midnight. #ThrowBackThursday
D-DAY | On June 6, 1944, Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy in Northern France. This began a decisive victory that changed the course of World War II. At the WWII Memorial today, hundreds honored the 2,499 Americans and 1,914 Allied service members who sacrificed their lives on this day to liberate Europe and defeat fascism. #tohonorwithdignity
NEVER FAIL FRIDAY | Congratulations to the 13 ceremonial guardsmen who were recognized during this week's promotion ceremony. We are very proud of you all, keep up the great work. #NeverFailFriday

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