Base "Elite" Honor Guard
Building 1391, (321) 494-7477/7478, DSN: 854-7477/7478, FAX: 321-494-1357
Emergencies Only: contact the Command Post at (321) 494-7001 and request the on-call Honor Guard member
Monday-Friday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Military Funeral Honors - 24/7
HONOR GUARD MISSION
The Patrick AFB Honor Guard provides military funeral honors for active duty members, retirees and veterans who served in the Air Force, Army Air Force and Army Air Corps and were "discharged under conditions other than dishonorable," IAW AFI 34-242. Our area of responsibility includes 11 counties, covering 13,276 square miles. Counties supported include Brevard, Broward, Indian River, Martin, Miami-Dade, Okeechobee, Osceola, Palm Beach, St. Lucie, Seminole and Volusia counties.
Active Duty – 20-person team that performs pallbearing, 6-man flag fold, firing party, color guard, Taps and flag presentation
Retiree – 7-person team that performs pallbearing, 6-man flag fold, firing party, Taps and flag presentation
Veteran – 2-person team that performs 2-person flag fold, Taps and flag presentation.
TO SCHEDULE THE HONOR GUARD
To request the Honor Guard, please find the appropriate request form above (below Guidance). Requests can be faxed to DSN 854-1357 or commercial (321) 494-1357. Please also fax the DD-214 or documentation that shows the individual was discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.
Please understand that funerals are congressionally-mandated and take precedence over all other Honor Guard activities. Non-funeral requests may be declined or cancelled if funerals conflict.