Requesting an Honor Guard
The Honor Guard is a four-person formation of highly-polished Air Force personnel in full service dress uniform. They act as a color guard, posting and retiring the flag and rendering to it the proper customs and courtesies. This time-honored traditional detail adds dignity and solemnity to any military-related activity while showing respect to our nation and those who have served it.
To request a Connecticut National Guard Honor Guard, event organizers should submit a completed DD Form 2536 (Request for Armed Forces Participation in Events) (PDF).
Requests should be submitted 60 days prior to the event. Less than 60 days notice greatly reduces the chance that a Honor Guard will be available. Requests received 60 days or closer to the event generally are NOT considered
If you have other questions, or would like more information on military support of your community event, please call the Connecticut National Guard Directorate of Military Support at 860-493-2794.