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About the Honor Guard
The primary mission of the Vandenberg Air Force Base Honor Guard is to provide ceremonial funeral honors for all active duty members, veterans and retirees of the Air Force and Army Air Corps. Our area of responsibility for funeral requests includes Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, all of which comprise a vast area of 7,993 square miles. In addition, the Honor Guard supports a wide variety of base and community functions including, but not limited to, change of commands, retirement ceremonies, community parades and weddings.

Interested in Joining
The Vandenberg Elite Honor Guard is looking for individuals with high military bearing and a professional image to represent the 30th Space Wing in this prestigious program. Your base honor guard was established to promote military tradition and history. It is the link between the past, present, and future for military and community members.

Benefits of membership include:
• Leadership opportunities
• Community service
• Military training
• Travel opportunities
• Base wide recognition

If you want to become a Ceremonial Guardsman, or would like more information, call 606-3654 or drop in for a practice on Tuesday at Building 7420 from 0730 to 1030! We look forward to seeing you!
Honor Guard Charge
Handpicked to serve as a member of the Vandenberg Air Force Base Honor Guard, my standards of conduct and level of professionalism must be above reproach, for I represent all others in my service.

Others earned the right for me to wear the ceremonial uniform, one that is honored in a rich tradition and history. I will honor their memory by wearing it properly and proudly.

Never will I allow my performance to be dictated by the type of ceremony, severity of the temperature, or size of the crowd. I will remain superbly conditioned to perfect all movements throughout every drill and ceremony.

Obligated by my oath I am constantly driven to excel by a deep devotion to duty and a strong sense of dedication.

Representing every member, past and present, of the United States Air Force, I vow to stand sharp, crisp, and motionless, for I am a Ceremonial Guardsman


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  1. 10/16/2015 Santa Paula, CA: I want to express my gratitude to the Vandenberg Honor Guard. I felt indescribable pride while my father was being honored by the Air Force through the Vandenberg Honor Guard. The Vandenberg Honor Guard is an inspirational and wonderful thing in a time of loss and sorrow. The rifle volley and the playing of TAPS was outstanding. This will add to the good memory I have of my father. Thank you for your service to our nation, the Air Force and my father. Mark

  2. 5/26/2015 A moment of pride in honoring the Air Force and my father. The Vandenberg Honor Guard was the most wonderful thing in a time of loss and sorrow. The rifle volley and especially the servicewoman who played TAPS. It was so moving. Thank you for your service to our nation, the Air Force and my father. Bill Flaherty