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How do I request the Honor Guard for off-base events?

The mission of the Eielson Honor Guard is to represent the Air Force in ceremonial functions in Alaska. They render military honors for Air Force personnel and their family members during funeral services and serve at Change of Command and retirement ceremonies. Another function of the Honor Guard is to provide their services for opening ceremonies for appropriate events attended by the general public.

For Honor Guard support for funerals or memorial services for active-duty personnel, veterans or retirees, contact the Honor Guard directly at (907) 377-3158. Funeral and memorial service requests do not need Public Affairs approval.

Click here to download request form (MS Word Document)

Guidelines

1. Provide at least 30 day's notice.

2. Please remember that the honor guard's primary function is to support funerals. Though rare, your request could be cancelled.

3. Requests are balanced against several factors - does it support the Air Force, does it project the proper image, is it open to the public, how many people will attend.

4. We may ask the requestor to cover some of the cost associated with the event. If the visit is overnight or involves travel outside of the local area, we may ask you to pay for travel and accommodations. If a meal fee, entry fee or parking fee is required, we also expect the requestor to cover this. In most cases however, there is no cost to the requesting group.

How to request honor guard

1. Send an official request to the Eielson Public Affairs Office at fax (907) 377-1412 or by e-mail 354fw.pa.publicaffairs@us.af.mil. Public affairs will call you for more information, if needed.

2. If approved, Public Affairs will direct you to coordinate directly with the Eielson Honor Guard.

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