The Mile High Honor Guard at Buckley AFB provides military honors for a range of ceremonial functions throughout nine Colorado counties, covering over 1100 miles.
A primary role for Buckley’s Honor Guard is to render military funeral honors for active duty Air Force members, veterans and retirees of the Air Force and Army Air Corps. They also support a variety base and community functions, change of command, retirement ceremonies and posting of the Colors. You will often see the Mile High Honor Guard at local sporting events, including the Colorado Rockies, Denver Nuggets and Denver Broncos games.
In March 2004, the Mile High Honor Guard was awarded “Best” in Veteran Honors during an Air Force Space Command-Wide Honor Guard competition.
The Honor Guard Creed
Hand picked to serve as a member of the Buckley 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 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 movement 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.
Mile High Honor Guard
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