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  • Honor Guard: a look behind the scenes

    In the public eye, Air Force Honor Guard ceremonial guardsmen are crisp, precise, sharp and professional; but without the support of the behind-the-scenes workers at the squadron, there would be no ceremony to perform. ''Our people behind-the-scenes handle every aspect of the ceremonies, funerals and other events we do," said Capt. Derek Ketelsen,
  • Honor Guard helps AF memorial dedication weekend run smoothly

    Members of the United States Air Force Drill Team perform during the Air Force open house at the Pentagon Saturday. The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard was well represented at the Air Force Memorial dedication Oct. 14 and 15. In addition to the living and breathing Ceremonial Guardsmen, a 15-foot, bronzed statue of an Honor Guard color team forever
  • Arrival ceremony first to be held at AF memorial

    Under the spires of the newly dedicated Air Force Memorial another historic ceremony was held there Tuesday - the first foreign dignitary arrival ceremony. The arrival ceremony, hosted by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley, welcomed nine Pacific air chiefs from Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Japan, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand and
  • Honor Guard lays to rest Airmen killed in Iraq

    The tradition of laying to rest one's own carries with it the heavy burden of knowing a fellow Airman and hero has just departed. While this is the everyday job of ceremonial guardsmen, sometimes a death hits home a little harder and makes a lasting impact on those who take a part in the funeral. The recent passing of two active-duty Airmen
  • AF Memorial: Airman a 'model' honor guard member

    Forever standing guard over the Air Force Memorial, a color team bears the American and Air Force flags, flanked on each side by rifle guards. Depicted in these 8-foot statues are representations of Air Force Honor Guard members, past and present, who have each done a service to their country by bearing the flag, burying fallen Airmen, or honoring
  • Honor Guard helps lay President Ford to rest

    It's what many Airmen work for, day in and day out -- the chance to actually do what they have been training for, and to carry out their mission to the fullest. For members of the Air Force Honor Guard here at Bolling Air Force Base, this is that day. These honor guardsmen helped the nation pay its final respects to former President Gerald Ford.
  • Honor Guard gives President Ford final honors

    Like many rapid response teams in the Air Force, the elite U.S. Air Force Honor Guard has to be ready at a moment's notice. When President Gerald R. Ford passed away Dec. 26, the Honor Guard was alerted and organized itself for the events surrounding the funeral of the 38th president. "Once we were notified of President Ford's passing, we instantly
  • Airmen to provide support for Ford's memorial services

    Airmen from the Air Force Band and Air Force Honor Guard will be involved over the next five days with the memorial services planned for former U.S. President Gerald R. Ford who passed away Dec. 26. Bandmembers from the Air Force Band of Flight out of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and the Band of Liberty from Hanscom AFB, Mass., will play