KAFB Honor Guard

Dating back to 1976, the emblem of The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard is composed of crossed M-1 rifles silhouetted over a gold and silver Roman helmet. The emblem is complete with a scarlet red horsehair festoon on a field of ultramarine blue with the attached organization motto. The color for the lettering of the organizational motto is gold. The Roman helmet is symbolic of the Praetorian Guard of the Roman Empire. This elite unit was charged with protecting emperors. The red festoon denotes courage and valor. The silver gray of the helmet proper is represents the excellence expected of U.S. Air Force Honor Guard personnel. The crossed rifles denote The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard's primary weapon. The ultramarine blue background symbolizes the primary theater of Air Force operations - the sky and beyond. The attached motto, "To Honor With Dignity" best describes the elite mission of The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard.

Dating back to 1976, the emblem of The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard is composed of crossed M-1 rifles silhouetted over a gold and silver Roman helmet. The emblem is complete with a scarlet red horsehair festoon on a field of ultramarine blue with the attached organization motto. The color for the lettering of the organizational motto is gold. The Roman helmet is symbolic of the Praetorian Guard of the Roman Empire. This elite unit was charged with protecting emperors. The red festoon denotes courage and valor. The silver gray of the helmet proper is represents the excellence expected of U.S. Air Force Honor Guard personnel. The crossed rifles denote The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard's primary weapon. The ultramarine blue background symbolizes the primary theater of Air Force operations - the sky and beyond. The attached motto, "To Honor With Dignity" best describes the elite mission of The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard.


The mission of the Team Kirtland Honor Guard is to provide dignified funeral honors upon request to all honorably discharged veterans within our Area of responsibility.

To request services call 505-846-1804 during regular business hours, or you may also contact the Honor Guard manager by cell phone at 505-238-6648. All funeral requests require the deceased member's DD 214.

The Air Force Funeral Honors Program provides three levels of Military honors: Active Duty, Retired, and Veteran. The vast majority of requests are for retired and Veteran Honors.

Although the Honor Guard' s primary mission is to provide funeral honors, it also provides a variety of performances supporting base and community functions. Most commonly the Honor Guard is called upon to proudly carry the U.S. flag as a color guard during opening ceremonies for military and civic events.

Our support of any scheduled non-funeral event may be cancelled if we receive a conflicting funeral request. Funeral requests can come with as little as 24 to 48 hours notice, so have an alternate plan in case the team which is scheduled to support your event is reassigned to provide funeral honors.

For more information, call 505-846-1804.