Honor Guard lead NCO earns award

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  • By 509th Bomb Wing Staff reports
  • 509th Bomb Wing

Tech. Sgt. Joshua White, Honor Guard program manager at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, recently earned an award and answered questions about the Honor Guard.

White, along with a handful of other Airmen from other bases, recently was named one of Air Force Global Strike Command’s Outstanding Airmen of the Year award winners. These Airmen were recognized for their superior leadership, job performance, community involvement and personal achievements.

At Whiteman AFB, White has boosted the social media presence of the base’s Honor Guard, bringing more awareness to the public and the base itself about the program and its Airmen. He also expanded Honor Guardsmen’s opportunities, such as an improved physical fitness program and lunch-and-learns with the base’s leadership. White’s efforts have boosted morale among the base’s Honor Guardsmen and improved the overall program.  

What is Honor Guard?

The Whiteman AFB Honor Guard provides military funeral honors to the local community as well as offers ceremonial services for a variety of community events. Additionally, these Airmen perform ceremonial services, such as posting colors for base events, including awards ceremonies, retirements, and changes of command.

Whiteman Honor Guardsmen travel throughout the region to promote the U.S. Air Force mission and uphold its standards, while perfecting its image and preserving its heritage.  These Airmen play a vital role in fostering community relations, recruitment and retention for the U.S. Air Force. 

Can I watch a short video on Whiteman’s Honor Guardsmen?

Yes! Go to www.facebook.com/WhitemanAirForceBase/videos/10160464968335018/

How can I request Whiteman Honor Guard services?

Visit www.whiteman.af.mil/honorguard/ or call the Whiteman AFB Public Affairs Office at 660-687-5727. 

Where can I get more information on the Whiteman Honor Guard?

Go to www.facebook.com/whitemanhonorguard/