The Color Guard and Multiple National & State Colors

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Multiple National Colors So, what is a team to do when you have more than one national color? Here is some information to consider: When overseas Air Force Base Honor Guard teams carry both colors when called to present them on base and in the local community. The photo here is of the Spangdahlem Air Base team when we (I’m …

The DrillMaster Education and Training System: The Honor Guard Manual

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The DrillMaster Education and Training System: Honor Guard Training- The Honor Guard Manual The Honor Guard Manual is the only complete published manual for police, firefighter, EMS, cadet, veteran and fraternal honor guard units. Based on the joint service standard with much of the standard being from the Air Force Honor Guard, this manual is the culmination of my training …

When to use The Ceremonial Pike Pole and Fire Axe

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Firefighter honor guards have the unique ability to use two implements of their trade for ceremonial use: the pike pole and fire axe. The Pike Pole First used to unhorse and attacker in the middle ages, it is now used to pull ceilings down and sort of other things to search for hazards. There are two ceremonial versions, one about …

“Unarmed” Colors

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“Unarmed Color Team” is a term used for competitions and is due to the category: If the drill team is unarmed, then the color team is “unarmed.” If the drill team is armed then the color team is armed. Having said that, there is no such thing as an unarmed color team. Here at Drillmaster, we differentiate terms: Color Team …

Weapon and Tool Nomenclatures

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Nomenclatures The M1 Garand The M14 The M1903A3 The Enfield Rifle The Fire Axe The Pike Pole This information if from The Honor Guard Manual and is (c) John K. Marshall

Casket Watch

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Casket Watch Procedures From my book, The Honor Guard Manual. To many in the honor guard world the term casket watch, is an unknown term. That is unless you are on an LEO, firefighter or EMS honor guard. These members have known of and performed a casket watch for many years for their fallen. Let’s get into what casket watch …