Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Weekends open for scheduled support functions only.
Phone & Fax
Phone: (405) 734-4226
Fax: (405) 734-6434
24-Hour contact for arrangement of funeral honors
Call (405) 706-5689
For off-base, public, or on-base non-official honor guard participation please use:
Armed Forces Participation Request
For official on-base honor guard participation please use:
Color Guard Request Form A
Military Funeral Honors Request
The National Defense Act of 2000, Public Law 106-65 went into effect on 1 January 2000. This law, IAW AFI 34-242, congressionally mandates the team to render final honors for active duty, veteran, and retired Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard and Army Air Corps members. The provision of military funeral honors is the main mission of the Tinker Honor Guard and takes priority over all other requests.
In keeping with the tradition of the Honor Guard, new members must successfully complete an intense training regimen and be held to the highest of Air Force and Honor Guard standards. Those unable to maintain these standards will not be selected to join the Tinker Honor Guard. Being an Honor Guard member means that we must portray the pride and precision of the Air Force at all times. The Honor Guard staff takes this into consideration with every member wanting to join our elite team. Regardless of past honor guard experience (and highly due to the fact that our procedures are ever changing), each new member must complete a 10-day training course covering all aspects of honor guard drill and ceremonies.
The requirements to join the Tinker AFB Honor Guard are:
Must be fit to perform Honor Guard duties (i.e., personnel without profiles limiting standing for long periods of time, etc.).
Must have at least 12 months of retainability at Tinker.
Must present a positive, professional military appearance IAW the spirit of para 220.127.116.11. of AFI 36-2903, Dress and Appearance of Air Force Personnel.
Do not have a shaving waiver or any visible body tattoos when wearing the short sleeve blue uniform shirt.
Have a valid state driver's license and government travel card
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