The Buckley Air Force Base Mile High Honor Guard serves to honor those who have sacrificed serving their country, rendering military honors for deceased active-duty members, retirees, and veterans. As a team of 15 personnel, we conduct over 500 funerals and over 100 civic and color guard events annually. Our Area of Responsibility covers over 3000 square miles within Colorado and encompasses 4 major counties, Adams, Arapahoe, Denver and Jefferson.
Military Funeral Honors
Honorably discharged United States Army Air Corps, United States Army Air Force and United States Air Force veterans, retirees and active duty personnel are eligible to receive military funeral honors. Please fill out the military honors request form located in the documents section below as well as provide the members DD214 or discharge paperwork.
Retirement & Promotion Ceremonies
When not performing funeral honors, the Buckley Air Force Base Mile High Honor Guard is available to post and/or present colors for eligible retirement and promotion ceremonies.
For retirements, the Mile High Honor Guard will perform details for any enlisted or officer rank of with the understanding that Military Funeral Honors take precedence over all other ceremonies. Additionally ceremonies for Chief Master Sergeants and Colonel – General take precedence over all other ranks. All over ceremonies will be scheduled based on time of request.
For promotions, the member being honored must be promoted to the rank of Chief Master Sergeant, Colonel or above, or SES. Once again these ceremonies are scheduled with the understanding that Military Funeral Honors take precedence over all other ceremonies.
The posting request form must be submitted 14 days in advance and must be approved by the Mile High Honor Guard Superintendent. The posting request form can be located in the documents section below.
Special Events & Community Service
The Buckley Air Force Base Mile High Honor Guard is able to support special events that occur throughout the community. The posting, or presentation of the colors may be requested for events such as military reunion dinners, military related events, or even sporting events.