Hurlburt Field Honor Guard Ceremonial Guardsmen perform various ceremonies throughout a 20-county area of responsibility covering Alabama and Florida. The primary mission of the Hurlburt Field Honor Guard is Funeral Honors for any Active, Retired, and Veteran Air Force members. Additionally, the Hurlburt Field Honor Guard supports a variety of events such as military retirements, change of commands, award ceremonies, banquettes, and holiday memorials.
Our Honor Guard members are the tip of the spear and pride themselves in being SHARP, CRISP, and MOTIONLESS. Guardsmen represent every member, past and present of the United States Air Force.
See attached request forms. Once completed these forms can be sent to our Org Box at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Honors are rendered for any passing Air Force members, these honors are split into different categories of what type of honors can be given. This is all based on the amount of time the member was in the service.
Active Duty Honors: members who pass while on active duty status
Honors received - Firing Party, Pallbearers, Colors Team, and Playing of Taps.
Retiree Honors: members who pass that served 20 years or medically retired
Honors received - Firing Party, Pallbearers, and Playing of Taps
Veteran Honors: members who pass that served less than 20 combined years
Honors received - Two Person Flag Fold and Playing of Taps
When submitting a request please attach one of the below documents.
A 5’ x 9.5’ (small star) flag will need to be provided by the requesting member, The Honor Guard does not provide flags for any ceremony.Funeral Request Form
Colors otherwise known as flags, standards, banners, and pennants, are used for retirements, change of commands, award ceremonies, and civic events. Below are the different presentations of colors.
Present Colors: four guardsman team presenting US Flag, AF Flag, and two rifle guards.
Pre-Posting: Our team will set up a US and AF Flag at the front during the ceremony or before the start of the event.
Two-Person Flag Fold: Used for retirement ceremonies a two-man team ceremoniously fold the US Flag and present it to the retiring member.
The Honor Guards’ main focus is funeral honors, so if manning can not support a Colors event, the event will be transferred to Eglin. We will make every attempt to conduct the Colors ceremony.
A 5’ x 9.5’ (small star) flag will need to be provided by the requesting member, The Honor Guard does not provide flags for any ceremony.Colors Request Form Form