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Area A Bldg. 109

  Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Honor Guard

Welcome to the Wright-Patterson AFB Honor Guard. We hope you find everything you need. If not, please feel free to contact us at DSN 787-8964 or commercial (937) 257-8964.

Honor Guard Mission

     The Wright-Patterson AFB Honor Guard provides military funeral honors for active duty members, retirees, and veterans who served honorably in the Air Force. The honor guard also provides honors and ceremonies for distinguished persons, change of command ceremonies, civilian programs, parades, and celebrations on an as available basis with specific criteria for individual honorees for specific retirement and promotion ceremonies.  Please see specific criteria below with regards to promotion ceremonies and retirement ceremonies.  

Detail Sizes

     The honor guard is tasked to provide 20 members for active duty funerals, 2 members for retiree funerals and 2 members for veterans. Color guard functions require no less than 4 members.

Geographic Area

     The Wright-Patterson AFB Honor Guard serves all of Ohio, the lower peninsula of Michigan, and certain areas of Indiana, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Kentucky.

To Schedule The Honor Guard

     Funeral honors requests can be e-mailed to the Flight Support office or faxed to DSN 986-3994 or commercial (937) 656-3994.  Color Guard requests should be submitted online using the link below. Please be sure to include the following information in all requests:  Type of ceremony, Type of honors requested, Time & date of ceremony, Who is hosting the ceremony, Any other pertinent information regarding the ceremony, A POC with a good phone number.  The Flight Support personnel will contact you to confirm receipt of your request. 
     Submit on-line request for the Color Guard here!
     Please understand that funeral honors take precedence over all other Honor Guard activities.  There is always a chance that non-funeral requests will be denied or cancelled if the Honor Guard becomes overtasked with funeral ceremonies.

Effective 9 Jul 2007 postings for retirements and promotions must meet the following criteria.
Promotions:  Person being honored must be promoted to the grade of Chief Master Sergeant  for enlisted or Colonel for officers, and SES for civilians.
Retirements:  Person being honored must be in the grade of Chief Master Sergeant for enlisted or Colonel for officers and SES for civilians.

Please feel free to contact us for alternative resources if your event does not meet these requirements.


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This page last updated: 24 November 2014