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