Honor Guard

U.S. Air Force Honor Guard from Joint Base Charleston post the colors for Military Appreciation night at the Charleston River Dogs game, Aug. 21, 2013 River Dogs Joe Riley Stadium. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Rasheen Douglas)

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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.