To be a Ceremonial Guardsman in the United States Air Force Honor Guard is a very high honor. The Guardsman must maintain bearing at all times, no matter what, even with a rubber chicken is being placed right in front of your face.
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Instructors at the USAF Honor Guard Tech School challenge the new coming Airmen's bearing to maintain composure regardless of the distraction and if they can't, they are penalized.
Much like the famous Queen’s Guards in Great Britain, these men and women must remain stone faced and focused as all times.
For more than 50 years, the United States Air Force Honor Guard remains conditioned for all movements throughout all ceremonies regardless of weather or crowds and pay respect to those who paid the ultimate price for freedom.
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The Honor Guard consists of the firing squad, pall bearers, colors and drill team. It's interesting to get a glimpse of how some of these men are trained.