Mission

The Scott Air Force Base Honor Guard, part of the 375th Air Mobility Wing, provides military funeral honors for all active duty members, retirees, and veterans who have served honorably in the Army Air Corps, Army Air Forces or the Air Force. The Honor Guard also provides "Colors" support for promotions, retirements, change-of-commands, recognition ceremonies, and other base/civic activities. The ultimate goal of the Honor Guard is "To Honor With Dignity".

Inbound Airmen

Geographic Area

The Honor Guard supports a 110,000 square mile region, comprised of the entire state of Illinois and parts of Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.


 

 

 


 

 

 

Ceremonial Support

The Honor Guard supports promotions for those being promoted to the grade of Chief Master Sergeant for enlisted, Colonel or higher for officers and GS-15 for civilians. Retirements are supported for those retiring from the aforementioned ranks. On-base ceremonies, such as Quarterly/Annual Awards, Airmen Leadership School /Community College of the Air Force graduations, the Air Force Ball, and other Wing-level programs are supported. Other local and off-base events are only supported with approval of the base Public Affairs office.

To schedule "Colors" events, Colors Request Forms should be e-mailed to 375fss.honorguard@us.af.mil or faxed to (618) 256-7462. Click here for a copy of the request form. 

Funeral honors take precedence over all other events. Due to the unpredictable mission of the Honor Guard, support cannot be guaranteed at any time. Should the Honor Guard be unable to provide support, requestors may seek former Honor Guard members from within their units. The Honor Guard does not schedule/track unsupported events. However, necessary equipment may be borrowed.

Funeral Support

Air Force Instruction 34-501, Mortuary Affairs mandates a team of 20 members for active duty funerals and teams of 2 members for retiree and veteran funerals. For the honor guard to support a funeral, submit an Honors Request Form with all pertinent information, along with a copy of the deceased member's latest DD214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, showing honorable service. If a DD214 is not submitted, honors cannot be performed. In cases where a DD214 is not available, contact the Saint Louis National Archives at 314-801-0800 to obtain a Certificate of Military Service (please note, this process can take up to a week to fulfill).

To schedule funeral honors, Honors Request Forms and DD214s should be e-mailed 375fss.honorguard@us.af.mil or faxed to (618) 256-7462. Click here for a copy of the request form.  All submitted documents will be verified and confirmed via phone. To guarantee support, please provide documentation no later than 48 hours prior to the requested honors time.

Contacts

NCOIC
Master Sgt. Mark Palang
(618) 256-4586, DSN 576-4586

Operations NCO
Tech. Sgt. Christopher Ferrell
(618) 256-4586, DSN 576-4586

Normal operating hours are 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. For after-hours urgent assistance, please call (618) 210-1176.