Honor Guard

The mission of the 433rd Airlift Wing Honor Guard is to represent the Air Force in ceremonial functions in Southern Texas. Additionally, they render military honors for Air Force personnel and their family members during funeral services, promotions, and retirement ceremonies when able. 

Furthermore, they also support 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.  

Another function of the Honor Guard is to provide support at opening ceremonies for appropriate events that the general public attends. These off-base events are only supported with the approval of the Wing’s Public Affairs Office. If you have any questions, please contact the public affairs office at (210) 925-5194. 

GUIDELINES

Honor Guard requests must be submitted at least 30 days in advance, but no earlier than 90 days.  

◾ Though rare, an approved request could be canceled based on mission requirements.

◾ The U.S. Constitution and federal law prohibit the Honor Guard from supporting all partisan political events and most religious events except for funerals.

◾ The Honor Guard is unable to support any event with a fundraising component.

◾ The 433rd AW Honor Guard’s service area is limited to within three hours of driving time from San Antonio.

◾ We may ask the requester to cover some of the costs associated with the event, such as pay for travel and accommodations. In addition, if there is a meal fee, entry fee, or parking fee required, we also expect the requester to cover those expenses.

To request the 433rd AW Honor Guard at your event, click here for the Honor Guard Request Form. Please contact the 433rd AW Public Affairs Office for further questions at (210) 925-5194. 

For funeral support, please contact Joint Base San Antonio’s Honor Guard, and for further questions, call 210-671-2562, between 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

For urgent after-hours assistance, please call 210-671-4225 or Email: JBSA.HG@us.af.mil

To schedule funeral honors, please complete the Honors Request Form and include the DD214s and email them to JBSA.HG@us.af.mil or faxed to (210) 671-3665.  

All submitted documents will be verified and confirmed via phone. To guarantee support, please provide documentation no later than 24 hours before the requested time.

Additionally, according to Title 10 Section 1491: Honors consists of a 2-person flag fold, the playing of Taps using a ceremonial bugle, and a flag presentation to the Next of Kin regardless of veteran status, rank, or years of service.

Media Requests

View our Public Affairs page for information on media requests.

Speaker Requests

Click here for information on speaker requests.

Tour Requests

Click here for information on tour requests.

**The 433rd AW PA office will not be accepting any new tours due to limited staffing and budget constraints.**

FOIA

View our FOIA page for information on media requests.

Public Affairs

433rd AW Public Affairs Office
(210) 925-5194
433awpa@us.af.mil

Mailing address:
433 AW/PA
100 Galaxy Rd. Suite 202
Joint Base San Antonio- Lackland, TX 78236-0112

Business hours:
Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Unit Training Assembly weekends: 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Public Affairs Support Request:
Complete the Air Force Form 833, Multimedia Work Order. *This is a fillable form. It must be saved to the local computer and then opened in a PDF reader*.
Once the form is complete, email it to 433awpa@us.af.mil.

433rd AW Office/Phone Directory