Honor Guard showcases Air Force heritage, tradition
By Staff Sgt. Rachel Simones, 178th Wing
/ Published September 13, 2018
SPRINGFIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ohio --
The 178th Wing Honor Guard ceremoniously performs Air Force drill routines at community events and funerals. The Honor Guard’s drill performances serves to honor veterans, service members, and showcase Air Force traditions.
The 178th Wing Honor Guard has performed at sporting events like Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns football games. They have performed at veterans’ funerals to show family members that the Air Force will never forget the valued service and sacrifice that member gave.
“Our primary function is to perform Honors for our veterans, retirees and even active members,” said Senior Master Sgt. Jeffrey Green, the 178th Wing Honor Guard program manager. “We also perform around the state at parades, holiday events, sporting events, change of command & retirement ceremonies and various joint TAG events.”
Ceremonial Guardsmen pride themselves on having integrity, upholding an excellent reputation and behaving ethically and respectfully.
“Honor Guard members should be committed to service and ready and willing to sacrifice,” said Green. “Honor Guard members should be proud of what they do, how they look and how they perform.”
The 178th Wing Honor Guard currently has 10 active members that present colors at 178th Wing events and augment the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Honor Guard for local events.
For more information about the 178th Wing Honor Guard program contact Senior Master Sgt. Jeffrey Green at 937-327-2544.