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This is an unofficial DoD website. Eligible users of the Force Support Squadron activities are active duty military, military retirees, reservists, Department of Defense civilian employees and family members of military identification card holders. This website is a services provided as a public service by the Force Support Squadron, Joint Base Andrews and is intended for use by the public for viewing and retrieving information only.

Base Honor Guard

Email

usaf.jbanafw.afdw-staff.mbx.jba-honor-guard@mail.mil

NCOIC: SSgt Alexzander L. Williams

 

Scheduler: TSgt Noly G. Walker

 

NCOIC Training: TSgt RaShawn A. Williams

Phone

301.981.7892 
DSN 858.7892
Fax 301.981.7065 
24 Hour Cell 1 (202) 489.9968 to request funeral honors. 

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Honor Guard Recruitment

 

The Joint Base Andrews Honor Guard is looking for members who display the highest level of military professionalism and discipline. We are looking for members who fit the proper military image, along with the strength and endurance to carry a fallen hero to his/her final resting place. Also the poise and tenacity to stand in front of your Air Force leaders and present colors. Never allowing a performance to be dictated by type of ceremony, severity of the temperature, or size of the crowd. Always standing sharp, crisp, and motionless, representing every member past and present, of the United States Air Force.

 

Military Funeral Honors 

 

The Honor Guard offers the following ceremony types:

 

Veterans- 3/2-man team, performing Flag fold and playing of Taps

 

Retiree- 7-man team, performing Pall Bearer tasks, 6-man flag folding sequence, Firing Party, Taps

 

Active Duty- 20-man team, performing Pall Bearer tasks, Colors team, 6-man flag folding sequence, Firing Party, Taps, flag hand-off by Officer/NCOIC

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is needed from Funeral Home Military Funeral Honors?

 

2. What services are provided by the Andrews Base Honor Guard (HG) team?

 

3. What do I need to know about a Colors team performance by the HG? 

 

1. What is needed from Funeral Home Military Funeral Honors?

 

DD Form 214 showing member has Honorable discharge, all DD Form 214’s showing AD, Reserve/Guard. Joint Base Andrews MFH Request sheet, properly filled out by Funeral Home. 

 

2. What services are provided by the Andrews Base Honor Guard (HG) team? 

 

The team can present, post, and or retire the Colors.

 

3. What do I need to know about a Colors team performance by the HG? 


3.1. COLORS DEFINITIONS

 

Presenting Colors: the team carries the colors in and takes them out immediately after the National Anthem

 

Posting Colors: the team will post and leave the flags in stands after the National Anthem

 

Retiring the Colors: the team will formally remove the flags at the close of the event.

 

3.2. COLORS PROTOCOL & EQUIPMENT


3.2.1. Since NO ONE should be moving during the Advancement, Presenting, or Departure of the Colors please have the Singer(s) in place prior to the team advancing to the front.

 

3.2.2. The National Anthem will be played/sung once the team reaches the front of the room and presents arms (visual cue is the dipping of the AF flag).

 

3.2.3. We bring all equipment unless the POC already has the necessary equipment.

 

7.57. Flag Folding for Retirement Ceremonies. The flag folding ceremony is not an official part of the Air Force retirement ceremony. If manning permits, honor guards may perform flag folds as "special presentations." Only the two-person flag fold will be preformed during individual retirement ceremonies. The ceremonial uniform will not be worn while performing this ceremony. 

 

7.57.1 Music will not be played during the flag fold.

 

7.57.2. Flag folding will be performed IAW paragraphs 9.33 and 9.35. of this manual; as well as AFI 34-1202, paragraph 2.15.