Whiteman AFB Honor Guard

The mission of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard is to represent Airmen to the American Public and the World. The vision of the USAF Honor Guard is to ensure a legacy of Airmen who: promote the mission; protect the standards; perfect the image; and preserve the heritage.

Request for event

Honor Guard's first priority is to support funeral honors. To request funeral honors, please complete the Honor Guard Funeral Honors Form and send it to 509FSS.FSOXU.HonorGuard@us.af.mil.

Military Flyovers are not part of funeral honors ceremony. Air Force Flyover requests when supporting military funeral honors for Active Duty/Retiree/Veteran will request the flyover through an email request to 509FSS.FSOXU.HonorGuard@us.af.mil and must meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Attained the rank of CMSAF or Lt. General or General regardless of Aeronautical rating
  • Awarded the Medal of Honor, Air Force Cross, Army Distinguished Services Cross, or Navy Cross
  • Aviators who attained one or more aerial victories
  • Former Prisoners of War
  • Dignitaries of the Armed Forces and federal government
  • Flyovers are also authorized for AD and Reserve Air Force aviation rated officers (pilots,
    navigators, air battle managers, observers, and flight surgeons) and career enlisted aviators (1AXXX enlisted
    crew members).

For non-funeral ceremonial requests, please complete DD Form 2536 "Request for Armed Forces Participation in Public Events" IAW DoDI 5410.190-V1 Para. 6.1a and send it to 509BW.PublicAffairs@us.af.mil. Requests for public events must be submitted no earlier than 90 days and no later than 30 days of the event.

To ensure your event meets the approval criteria, review the Department of Defense Instruction 5410.19, Community Outreach Activities flowchart.

Please note that each event is approved on a case by case basis and you will be notified in the event of either an approval or denial. For any questions regarding Honor Guard support, please call the Honor Guard office at (660) 687-6532.


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