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  • 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
  • AF leaders encourage energy savings in latest 'Letter to Airmen'

    Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley, Chief of Staff of the Air Force General Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James A. Roy issued a tri-signature "Letter to Airmen" on Sept. 28.As part of Energy Action Month this October, the Air Force's top three leaders reminded Airmen that individual efforts do have an effect
  • Team Andrews ceremonial guardsmen respond to car crash, help save lives

    Their job that day was to provide final honors on behalf of a grateful nation for a retired master sergeant who had come to the end of his life journey in West Virginia.While on their journey home from the funeral, however, six-members of the Andrews Base Honor Guard used their skills to preserve the lives of two women Aug. 10, 2012.Those two women
  • 101 faces of Air Force Week New York features USAF Honor Guardsmen

    New York City was this year's stage for one of the Air Force's grandest outreach programs, Air Force Week. The three-day showcase took place in locations throughout the city's five boroughs and included flyovers, interactive displays, Air Force band performances, meet and greets, a movie screening with Tuskegee Airmen, and tributes at professional
  • Drill Team members reflect on where they came from during AF Week

    The Ambassadors in Blue for the United States Air Force Recruiting Services performed during the Air Force Week events Aug. 19 at Pier 86, New York, N.Y. The ceremonial unit, otherwise known as the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team, tours worldwide to demonstrate the commitment to service and excellence every Airman in the U.S. Air Force
  • Team Arlington performs in NY

    The premier United States Air Force ceremonial units, the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard and U.S. Air Force Band, kicked off Air Force Week 2012 Aug. 18 at the Yankee Stadium, Bronx, N.Y.Approximately 50,000 fans watched as the Air Force ceremonial units performed the National Anthem for the opening ceremony of the Yankees vs. Red Sox game.The USAF
  • USAF Honor Guard Drill Team considered 'best of the best'

    In a symphony of discipline and precision, the United States Armed Forces most elite drill teams gathered at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial here April 14, 2012 to compete for the title of the "best of the best."The fourth annual Joint Service Honor Guard Drill Competition included teams from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, the Merchant Marines, the
  • Wing, Honor Guard on a mission to be Fit to Fight

    The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Fit to Fight program, Jan. 20, had two unexpected guest at the base gym on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. 11th Wing Commander Col. Kenneth R. Rizer and Command Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Brinkley participated in a full-body work out session with the unit to support and encourage the guard's new physical
  • Air Force graduates seven Airmen into elite Honor Guard team

    Family and friends donned smiles and proudly watched as the Air Force welcomed seven new members of the elite U.S. Air Force Honor Guard team, Aug. 26 in a ceremony here.Col. Gina C. Humble, commander of the 11th Operations Group to which the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard reports, encouraged the seven graduates with three guiding principles."Principle
  • Drill Team participates in Canadian air show

    More than 20,000 Canadians came to the annual Cameco Canada Remembers International Festival for Heroes Air Show in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, Aug. 6 and 7, featuring a performance by the U.S Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team.The event also featured performances by several Canadian aerial demonstration teams, including the Sky Hawks