Honor Guard

joint base honor guard

Handpicked to serve as a member of Joint Base Charleston 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 to wear the ceremonial uniform, one that is honored in 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.

Services

The Joint Base Charleston Honor Guard is an all-volunteer elite group of volunteers from various stations on the base. The team trains for a variety of ceremonies including Honor cordons, retirements, and changes-of-command. In addition to providing color guard support for over 250 ceremonies each year, the team also performs military honors for active-duty, retirees and veteran funerals. The honor guard members care about the people of Team Charleston and are a shining example of the best of team Charleston.

How to Task
Join the Honor Guard

Nomination Letter

New Member Checklist

-EXEMPTION FROM BASE DETAILS
-COMPENSATORY TIME FOR DETAILS DURING OFF DUTY HOURS
-RESERVED PARKING IN DESIGNATED AREAS.
-ELIGIBILITY FOR ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL AFTER 1 YEAR OF HONORABLE AND FAITHFUL SERVICE
-EXEMPTION FROM FORMAL RETREAT CEREMONIES
-OPPORTUNITY TO TRAVEL
-OPPORTUNITY TO TRAIN WITH THE PRESIDENTIAL AIR FORCE HONOR GUARD IN WASHINGTON D.C.