Honor Guard Charge

Handpicked to serve as a member of the Fairchild Air Force Base Honor Guard, my standards of conduct and level of professionalism must be above reproach, for I represent all others in my service.

Others earned the right for me to wear the ceremonial uniform, one that is honored in a rich tradition and history. I will honor their memory by wearing it properly and proudly.

Never will I allow my performance to be dictated by the type of ceremony, severity of the temperature, or size of the crowd. I will remain superbly conditioned to perfect all movements throughout every drill and ceremony.

Obligated by my oath I am constantly driven to excel by a deep devotion to duty and a strong sense of dedication.

Representing every member, past and present, of the United States Air Force, I vow to stand sharp, crisp and motionless for I am a ceremonial guardsman.

Honoring Those Who Served

"Honoring Those Who Served" is the title of the
Department of Defense program for providing dignified
military funeral honors to our nations Veterans.

Upon the family's request, Public Law 106-65 allows
every eligible Veteran to receive military funeral honors.
The law calls for funeral directors to request military
funeral honors on behalf of the Veterans' family.
Any Air Force or Army Air Corp honorably discharged
after six months of service and all retirees are entitled to
Veterans funeral honors.

Veterans funeral honors, performed by a two-person
team, includes the folding and presentation of the United
States Flag and the playing of "Taps."

For retirees; when personnel are available we will
provide a seven person team consisting of a pall-bearing
sequence, a six-man flag fold, a three-volley rifle salute
and the playing of "Taps." After this sequence is
completed, the flag will be presented to the next-of-kin.
In addition, three expended shell casings can be
presented to the next-of-kin upon their request.

Active-duty deaths receive a ceremony performed by
twenty guardsmen; consisting of six pallbearers, a seven
member firing party, a four member color guard, one
bugler, one non-commissioned officer in charge of the
firing party and one officer in charge of the detail.
As with a retiree service, three expended shell casings can
be presented to the next-of-kin upon request.

Mission and Vision

We WILL, with an unwavering sense of dedication,
precisely execute military honors for Active Duty,
Retirees, Veterans and The Flag.
We WILL exceed the standards of conduct while demonstrating the highest level of commitment.

To be the elite Honor Guard in the U.S. Air Force!

Area of Responsibility

Adams, Asotin, Benton, Columbia,
Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield,
Grant, Lincoln, Okanogan,
Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens,
Walla Walla and Whitman.

Benewah, Boundary, Bonner,
Clearwater, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis,
Nez Perce and Shoshone

Umatilla, Union and Wallowa

Note: A Department of Defense Form 214 (certificate of release or discharge from active duty) is required to ensure veteran status and an honorable discharge.

How to Request

Fill out the request form and call or email/fax all of the information to:
Email Address:
Fax number: (509) 247-2035

Honor Guard Request Form

Contact Information

Official Website

Fairchild AFB Honor Guard
Phone Number: 509-247-4713
Fax Number: 509-247-2035
Email Address: fairchild.honor-02@us.af.mil
Mailing Address:
7 W. Arnold Street, Fairchild AFB, WA, 99011

Army Honor Guard
Phone Number: 509-532-2777
Email Address: joshua.d.daly.mil@mail.mil
Email Address: chrisopher.e.uvalle.mil@mail.mil

Marine Honor Guard
Phone Number: 509-327-4216, extension: 1
Email Address: jason.reynolds@usmc.mil
Website: Click here

Navy Honor Guard
Phone Number: 509-327-3346, extension: 27
Email Address: charles.lybbert@navy.mil

Coast Guard Honor Guard
Phone Number: 206-217-6378
Phone Number: 206-217-6424
Email Address: jamal.d.bethea@uscg.mil, michael.p.finley@uscg.mil