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  • AF Drill Team to display skill at 2014 Joint Service Drill Exhibition

    The Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team is slated to display their skill and precision at the 2014 Joint Service Drill Exhibition at the Jefferson Memorial on April 12. The exhibition is free, and open to the public. Beginning at 11 a.m., teams from the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines will perform their best drill routines, so arrive early to secure
  • AF Honor Guard Drill Teams reveals new routine for Keesler

    The Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team unveiled their new routine for upcoming season at the Triangle Drill Pad here March 7. The 81st Training Group was in attendance along with other members of Team Keesler.For the last few years, the drill team has used Keesler as their temporary duty location to learn their new drill routine. Approximately 19
  • Hard never means impossible

    A staff sergeant stands firmly at attention, rifle at his side, waiting to receive the next order from his evaluator. His hope is to become part of the United States Air Force Honor Guard's firing party element.Airman 1st Class Grace Taylor, Air Force Honor Guard training flight instructor, will determine if his skills are proficient enough to be
  • AF lays to rest an ‘American hero’

    Friends, family members, political leaders, former prisoners of war and service members paid their respects as an Air Force Ace was interred at Arlington National Cemetery Jan. 23.Brig. Gen. Robinson "Robbie" Risner, a Korean War fighter ace and Vietnam prisoner of war, died Oct. 22, 2013 at Bridgewater Retirement Community in Bridgewater, Va., at
  • Fighter pilot gets hero's burial

    Major Troy Gilbert's former wife and their five children placed roses behind a small box beside his grave. Ginger Gilbert Ravella then knelt down, kissed her finger and placed it gently on the box after the Dec. 11 ceremony that partially fulfilled the family's quest to bring their fallen hero to his final resting place at Arlington National
  • AF Honor Guard mission, culture captured in new Max Impact video

    Max Impact, the premier rock band of The United States Air Force Band, debuted their latest music video project "Stand" on Sept. 16th at the Air Force Association's Air and Space Technology Conference 2013.The original song, written by Airmen musicians Senior Master Sgt. Matthew Ascione and Tech. Sgt. Matt Geist, highlights the mission and
  • AFDW authorizes HAF badge wear for Honor Guard members

    In accordance with Air Force District of Washington Guidance Memorandum to AFI 36-2903, ceremonial guardsmen and women are eligible for permanent wear of the Headquarters US Air Force badge upon successful completion of their honor guard tour if the member served at least 24 months as a ceremonial guardsman. Prior ceremonial guardsmen and women who
  • Updated HAF Badge Eligibility

    AFDW has approved the wear of the Headquarters US Air Force (HAF) badge for ceremonial guardsmen who successfully complete their tour at the Honor Guard.Prior ceremonial guardsmen please refer to the Memorandum attached to see if you are eligible to wear the HAF badge.USAF HG Commander's Endorsement Memo/ Qualifying Guardsmen listAFDW Policy
  • Drill Team honors POW, wows cadets

    The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team showcased the precision and excellence of the Air Force and inspired esprit de corps within a local Air Force Junior ROTC unit at Indian River High School in Virginia Beach, Va. during a presentation here April 19. The drill team also conducted a flag-folding demonstration honoring guest speaker and former