Honor Guard

The Primary Mission of the McConnell Air Force Base Honor Guard is to provide ceremonial funeral honors for all active duty members, veterans, and retirees. We cover most of the state of Kansas and parts of Oklahoma. In addition, the Honor Guard supports a wide variety of base and community functions including change of commands, retirement ceremonies, sporting events and community events. We have about 25 members on our team and perform roughly 30–40 details per month. We will present the colors, play TAPS and perform rifle honors based on the type of ceremony.

Please send Honor Guard request using the forms below to:
  • Type of ceremony,
  • Type of honors requested,
  • Time & date of the ceremony,
  • Who is hosting the ceremony,
  • Any other pertinent information regarding the ceremony,
  • POC with a good phone number.

The Flight Support personnel will contact you to confirm receipt of your request.

Detail Request Form
Military Family Honors Form

The McConnell Elite Honor Guard is looking for individuals with a high military bearing and a professional image to represent the 22d Air Refueling Wing in this prestigious program. Our base Honor Guard was established to promote military tradition and history. It is a 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
Honor Guard Manager: SSgt Emily M. Graham


Email: 22ARW.HG.HonorGuard@us.af.mil
Comm: 316.759.3991
DSN: 743.3991
Cell: 316.642.3724
Fax: 316.759.1498

If you would like to request the McConnell Honor Guard’s services, please fax or email the appropriate form to the Honor Guard.

Handpicked to serve as a member of the McConnell 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.