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  • Air Force Band, Honor Guard perform in Memorial Day events across country

    "On Memorial Day," President Donald J. Trump said in his 2018 proclamation, "we pause in solemn gratitude to pay tribute to the brave patriots who laid down their lives defending peace and freedom while in service to our great Nation."
  • HG pays respects in wreath-laying ceremony

    President Donald J. Trump, Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis, and Maj. Gen. Michael L. Howard, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general hosted the 150th Presidential Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath-Laying Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 28,
  • Strength in recovery: victim becomes advocate

    It was not the 21st birthday she was expecting. She got off of work at midnight, and her co-worker asked her if she wanted to celebrate. Tired, but still wanting to have some fun, she agreed.
  • Ensuring the fallen are sent home with honor

    Upon returning from the theater of operations to the United States, a solemn dignified transfer is conducted upon arrival at Dover Air Force Base, Del., when a U.S. Air Force carry team transfers the remains from the aircraft to a transfer vehicle to honor those who have given their lives in service to America. Fallen service members, however, have stops to locations like here along the way before they head home to their family.
  • Ceremonial guardsman showcases AF excellence in hometown

    As Airman 1st Class Liam Cain, U.S. Air Force Honor Guard ceremonial guardsman, started marching, cheers erupted from the crowd of parade goers dressed in green. Large groups of attendees lined the city streets as parade performers strode in kilts to Irish themed music while the sounds of bagpipes bounced off the city buildings.
  • NYC St. Paddy’s Day Parade features USAF Honor Guard

    The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard marched in the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 17, 2018. The parade was first held in 1762 and each year, more than 150,000 people participate in the parade and nearly 3 million people line the city streets to watch. The Honor Guard was featured in the parade as part of their U.S. northeastern outreach tour.
  • USAF Honor Guard visits New York high schools

    The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard performed at Aviation Career & Technical Education High School in Long Island City, N.Y. and at Francis Lewis High School in Fresh Meadows, N.Y., March 16, 2018. The event was part of the honor guard's U.S. northeastern outreach tour March 16-19.
  • AF Drill Team performs at Wise HS

     U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team performed for students and staff as part of a community outreach at Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School in Upper Marlboro, Md., Nov. 17, 2017.   More than 70 military children attend the Joint Base Andrews feeder school, which is one of a number of schools that accepts students who live on base.“Events like this
  • HG outreach to SoCal

    The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard performed at Sea World, Disney's California Adventure, Disneyland and Mission Beach, Calif., from June 28 to July 1.
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