The overall primary mission of the Davis-Monthan AFB Honor Guard program is to provide congressionally mandated military funeral honors (MFHs) for our nation’s fallen service members. We must ensure that, upon request, a funeral honors detail is provided for all eligible service members. The Davis-Monthan AFB Honor Guard will support this mission by providing the ceremonial support in our area of responsibility, which includes 8 counties in Arizona covering 49,602 square miles. In addition, the Honor Guard supports a wide variety of base and community functions including, but not limited to, change of commands, retirement ceremonies, Induction ceremonies, community events and parades.
Honor Guard membership is an official additional duty undertaken by exceptional Air Force members desiring to represent the service in a variety of ceremonies. Ceremonial guardsmen are a picture-perfect example of individuals who are highly motivated, maintain exceptionally high standards of conduct, both on and off-duty, and exude enormous amounts of pride in all they do. As ceremonial guardsmen, our actions bring credit to the United States Air Force and the Ceremonial Guardsmen profession. Grieving families are truly comforted by the dedication and professionalism of our honor guard as they pay their final respects to the fallen comrades of today’s armed forces, as well as veterans of past wars.
The “Guard” can provide you with a new realm of life’s experiences and every trip is a memorable one, whether seeing new parts of this glorious country or meeting new people from all walks of life. Honor guard membership is open to both officers and enlisted personnel. Commanders are also encouraged to take a “tour” on the “Guard” and ride along, observe or even participate in a funeral detail. Be a part of something special, cultivate new friendships, forge a new path in your Air Force career and serve your country as a professional member of the Davis-Monthan AFB Honor Guard. Call us today for more information!
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