The Honor Guard is a very elite team and source of pride to the Armed Services. The purpose of the Honor Guard is to provide military funeral honors to all active duty, retired and veteran members. This is a very sensitive mission and requires the most distinctive and dedicated individuals. We also interact with the civilian community, providing our services during special ceremonies and functions. The Honor Guard is highly visible facet of the military and should be accepted as an honor to be a member.
Area of Responsibility
The 6th Air Mobility Wing Honor Guard is responsible for a large geographic area throughout the State of Florida, encompassing a 19-county, 61,000 square mile Area of Responsibility. This includes the Tampa/St. Petersburg area, south to the Florida Keys, and north to Brooksville and Leesburg. The most frequently visited sites are Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida and Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota, Florida.
Retirement ceremonies are accomplished for Chief Master Sergeants and officers, Colonels and above. Requests for Air Force members below the above listed grades will be performed as manning permits, as the team’s primary mission is the rendering of funeral honors.
Funeral Honors Request Form
Community Colors Request Form
Official Colors Request Form