Tyndall Base Honor Guard

Founded in May of 1948, the Base Honor Guard program was created to be a distinguished ceremonial unit that would represent the United States Air Force. To date, the 325th Fighter Wing sustains this program which is rich in tradition and culture. Tyndall’s Base Honor Guard program is comprised of elite Airmen ranging from Airman Basic to Technical Sergeant, who’s duty is to provide military funeral honors to deceased Air Force and Army Air corps veterans, retirees, and active-duty members. These handpicked Airmen represent the Air Force’s finest; and are responsible for providing military honors across 24 counties within southern Georgia and northern Florida, covering over 11,000 square miles. Additionally, the program also supports a plethora of community and base events including, but not limited to, Color Guards, POW/MIA ceremonies, change of command ceremonies, retirement ceremonies, and all other events that require their support. Furthermore, Airmen who are assigned to Tyndall’s Base Honor Guard program are transformed into ceremonial guardsmen who not only represent the Airforce’s core values, but who also pride themselves in representing every member, past and present, of the Air Force.

Members of the base honor guard wait to enter the Horizons ballroom for the presentation of the colors and the singing of the national anthem, at Tyndall. The base honor guard’s primary mission is to provide military funeral honors for active duty, retiree and veteran members, who served honorably in the United States Air Force and Army Air Corp. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Javier Cruz)