The Honor Guard Charge
Handpicked to serve as a member of the Sheppard AFB 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 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.
Sheppard AFB AOR
Counties in Texas: Archer, Baylor, Clay, Collin, Cooke, Denton, Dickens, Fannin, Grayson, Hunt, King, Knox, Montague, Rains, Rockwall, Wichita, Wilbarger
Counties in Oklahoma: Carter, Comanche, Cotton, Jefferson, Love, Stephens, Tillman
The primary mission of the Sheppard Air Force Base Honor Guard is to provide ceremonial funeral honors for all active duty members, veterans, and retirees of the Air Force and Army Air Corps. Our area of responsibility for funeral requests includes 23 counties in Texas and Oklahoma. In addition, the Honor Guard supports a wide variety of base and community functions including, but not limited to, change of commands, retirement ceremonies, community parades and weddings.
Interested in joining?
Sheppard Elite Honor Guard is looking for individuals with high military bearing and a professional image to represent the 82d Training Wing in this Air Force and congressionally mandated prestigious program. The base honor guard was established to promote and preserve military tradition and history. It is the link between the past, present, and future for military and community members.
Benefits of membership include:
Base wide recognition
If you want to become a Ceremonial Guardsman, or would like more information, call 676-4984 or visit the Honor Guard facility, bldg 832.