Hours of Operation

Mon - Fri 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Contacts

478-926-9775 | 78.FSS.FSHO.RHGS@us.af.mil

Mission

The Robins Air Force Base (RAFB) Honor Guard is an elite team comprised of members from the 78th Air Base Wing, 461st Air Control Wing, Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex, 5th Combat Communications Group and the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and other mission partners who operate out of RAFB.  This team is also augmented by Air Reserve Component (ARC) members which report to geographically separated units at Berry Field Air National Guard Base (ANGB) and Dobbins Air Reserve Base (ARB).  The RAFB Honor Guard’s primary mission is to represent the Nation, the Air Force and RAFB Community honoring the service and sacrifice of our fallen Airmen when rendering Military Funeral Honors (MFH) to active duty, retired, and veteran members of the Armed Forces who served this nation honorably.  The MFH mission takes precedence over all other ceremonial functions.

Dependent on RAFB Honor Guard’s primary mission and available manpower, RAFB Honor Guard may support various Color Guard military and civic events as a secondary mission.  These secondary Color Guard events include retirements, promotion ceremonies, sporting events, parades, and executive-level dignitary events.  Color Guard events will be supported in accordance with Air Force Manual 36-2203, Drill and Ceremonies.

Requesting Services

Instructions for funeral and non-funeral ceremonies are under forms section of this website. Please use the appropriate forms. Requests may be emailed to 78.fss.fsho.rhgs@us.af.mil or they may be faxed to 478-926-0953 or DSN 468-0953.
Once requests are received, you will be contacted for confirmation. Requests are approved on a first come, first served basis. Military Funerals take precedence over any other ceremony. Ceremony requestors need to contact the Robins Honor Guard 24 hours prior to your event to confirm we can attend.

Colors Flight

These teams generally consist of four individuals. The two outermost are rifle guards and serve as protectors of the colors, which are carried by the two individuals in the middle. The individual on the right carries the Nation’s flag and the other carries the Air Force flag. Our Colors teams presents the colors during the playing of the National Anthem for both Air Force and civilian community events.

Body Bearers

The Body Bearers Flight participates in U.S. Air Force, joint service, and state funerals by carrying the remains of deceased service members, their dependents, senior or national leaders to their final resting place.  Once the grave-site is reached, their duties continue by holding the flag taut and level at rigid attention until the service is complete.  Next, the flag is folded and presented to the next-of-kin.

Firing Party

Firing Party performs the firing of three volleys (commonly, but incorrectly, referred to as the “21-gun salute”) during a funeral service.  In teams of seven or less these airmen fire three volleys in unison during a funeral service.

Parade Flight

The Parade Flight marches in parades in communities across the nation.

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