Honor Guard


Contact

Main Number: (501) 987-6317
Fax Number: (501) 987-6310

Location

Building 1423
Address: 1423 Vandenberg Blvd.
Little Rock AFB, AR 72099

Hours of Operation:

24/7


“To provide Military Funeral Honors for deserving Veterans, Retirees and Active Duty members on behalf of the President of the United States, the United States Air Force and a grateful nation; in a dignified and professional manner reflecting the dedicated and faithful service rendered by our comrades who have left our side."

THE HONOR GUARD PERFORMS:

  • Base Reveille/Retreat Ceremonies
  • Changes of Command
  • Civic Ceremonies
  • Induction Ceremonies
  • Military Funerals
  • Repatriation Ceremonies
  • Retirements 

All off-base ceremonies must be approved through our Public Affairs office.


Military Funeral Honors

We are responsible for providing funeral honors for every Air Force veteran throughout the entire state of Arkansas as well as Shelby and Tipton counties in Tennessee. If you need a funeral performed outside of our Area of Responsibility, please refer to the spreadsheet here to find out which Base Honor Guard covers the county your funeral will take place in.

*Funeral honors can only be rendered once. Please be aware of this when making arrangements.
*The honors we render are based on whether the member was a veteran, a retiree or active duty. 

We operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you need military honors, please don’t hesitate to notify us.


Eligibility

  • VETERAN FUNERAL HONORS A veteran is anyone who served honorably in the Air Force but didn’t retire. These members are entitled to a 2- or 3-person team and we will...

    • Perform a flag fold and presentation
    • Play Taps
  • RETIREE FUNERAL HONORS A retiree is any Air Force member drawing retirement pay. These members are entitled to a 2 or 3 person team. However, our base makes every effort to send a 7-person team that will...

    • Act as pallbearers
    • Perform a flag fold and presentation
    • Perform the three-volley rifle salute
    • Play Taps
  • ACTIVE DUTY FULL HONORS Any member currently serving on active duty at the time of death is entitled to a full honors funeral consisting of a 20-person team. The team will...

    • Act as pallbearers
    • Perform a flag fold and presentation
    • Perform the three-volley rifle salute
    • Provide a Color Guard
    • Play Taps

HOW TO REQUEST HONORS...

  1. Complete the Funeral Honors Request Form.
  2. Fax the completed form and the member’s DD 214 to (501) 987-6310.
  3. We’ll call to confirm the details of your request as soon as we receive it.

If you do not hear from us within a reasonable amount of time of sending your request in, please call us at 501-987-6317 to confirm we've received it.

What to do if the family doesn’t have a DD 214?

We can’t provide military honors until we’ve verified the member’s honorable service in the United States Air Force. If the family doesn’t have proof of service...

  1. Please send your request. We can get you on our calendar and work on obtaining proof of service.
  2. Consider other methods of verification (retiree ID card, VA card...)
  3. Call the VA emergency DD 214 request line at (314) 801-0800. They deal strictly with providing DD 214s for the purpose of recieving military honors. Typically, they can provide a DD 214 within 24 hours.

COLOR GUARDS AND OTHER CIVIC AND MILITARY CEREMONIES

Our team performs color guards for functions on Little Rock Air Force Base and the surrounding communities. However, our primary mission is providing military funeral honors. All other functions are secondary and are conducted based on manning availability. Additionally, off-base functions require approval from our Public Affairs office.

HOW TO REQUEST A COLOR GUARD...

  1. Complete the Color Guard Request Form.
  2. Fax the completed form to 501-987-6310.
  3. We’ll call you back to confirm the details as soon as we receive your request.
  4. We’ll let you know about the final decision as soon as we find out.

RETIREMENT CEREMONY FLAG FOLD

We do not provide the flag. If you’d like us to perform a flag fold for your ceremony, please provide a 5’ x 9’6” cotton flag.


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Resources

Official DMDC site: Military Funeral Honors

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