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167th Airlift Wing Base Honor Guard, Shepherd University
167th Airlift Wing, Sharpsburg, Md. parade
If you would like to request the services of the 167th Airlift Wing Base Honor Guard at your event, please complete this form and email it to the 167th Airlift Wing Base Honor Guard non-commissioned officer in charge.
All prior Air Force and Army Air Corps personnel who have received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Armed Forces. To include:
-Active duty personnel
Individuals must provide proof of service by filing a DD FORM 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty).
The 167th AW Base Honor Guard is looking for new members.
Are you a sharp and professional Airman who is looking for an opportunity to represent the past, present, and future members of the Air Force?
The Honor Guard showcases Air Force core values and history at wing ceremonies, sporting events, base retirements, parades, funerals, and other local events. The ceremonial guardsmen is an individual of good reputation, having integrity, ethical conduct and exhibiting standards which merit respect; responsible for protecting and overseeing the maintenance of standards on and off duty. It is truly an occupation which requires outstanding devotion and commitment to duty.
Supervisor permission and a two year commitment is required to be part of the team.
If you are interested in joining please call 304-616-5368 or
167AW BASE HONOR GUARD
222 Sabre Jet Blvd
Martinsburg, WV 25405
EMAIL 167AW BASE HONOR GUARD
167AW BASE HONOR GUARD REQUEST FORM
167AW BASE HONOR GUARD INFORMATIONAL TRI-FOLD
U.S. AIR FORCE HONOR GUARD
Undated photo of the USAF Honor Guard Drill Team at the Washington Monument. Circa 1960s.
The Honor Guard traces its beginning to May 1948 when Headquarters Command USAF was instructed to develop plans for an elite ceremonial unit comparable to those of the other armed services. As a result, a ceremonial unit was activated within the Air Police Squadron in September 1948 with an authorized strength of 98 enlisted and two officers. However, due to transfers and personnel attrition, the end of the year found the Ceremonial Detachment, for all practical purposes, disbanded. It wasn’t until March 1949 that sufficient personnel were assigned to enable the unit to function.
The Ceremonial Detachment continued to be assigned to the Air Police Squadron until December 1971. Finally, on January 1, 1972, the Honor Guard came into its own as a separate unit. Today’s Honor Guard is comprised of volunteers who are carefully screened for their ability and physical dexterity. Only those persons who are highly motivated and maintain an exceptionally high standard of appearance, conduct, and aptitude for ceremonial duty are considered.