Ramstein Honor Guard needs a few good Airmen

  • Published
  • By Brig. Gen. Mark Dillon
  • 86th Airlift Wing commander
Every day I am impressed by the hard work and dedication shown by the fine Airmen of Team Ramstein.

We all find ways to give back to our community, but one service we often take for granted is that of our honor guard.

We are privileged at every change of command, graduation, retirement and retreat ceremony to have them serve as "guardians of the colors" and to provide funeral honors for fallen comrades. The honor guard visually represents precision, reliability, dignity and honor.

What many of us may not know is that our honor guard needs you now, more than ever. With our sustained high deployment rates and operations tempo, there's a need for more members to participate in the honor guard program. Make no mistake - the honor guard only seeks out sharp and disciplined Airmen to help them carry on this ever-important responsibility. This is why I've come to you, Team Ramstein.

If you've got the discipline and desire to serve on this great team, then Team Ramstein Honor Guard is calling your name. There is no specific requirement of rank, and there is no set time commitment. Whatever time you can spare will make a great contribution. The more Airmen we have serving the honor guard, the greater flexibility we'll have to spread the responsibilities for the team and you will be making a big difference.

To ensure we continue the legacy of the honor guard - promote the mission, protect the standards, perfect the Image and preserve the heritage -- I encourage you to put service before self and join Ramstein's honor guard team.