Honor Guard

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The Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station Honor Guard

A team of highly motivated military members who maintain exceptionally high standards of appearance and conduct & show an aptitude for ceremonial duty. The primary purpose of the honor guard is to provide military funeral honors for fallen service members. The Honor Guard also represents the U.S. Air Force in color guard requests for ceremonies and official events across Western New York.


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An honor guard, or ceremonial guard, is a ceremonial escort, often military in nature, usually composed of volunteers who are carefully screened for their ability and physical dexterity. Only those persons, who are highly motivated, maintain exceptionally high standards of appearance and conduct and show aptitude for ceremonial duty are considered. If you think you have what it takes to be the best, contact our team at (716) 236-3182 or email 914arw.honorguard@us.af.mil.

Honor Guard

Military Honors Request

Please fill out a military funeral honors request with information found on the members DD Form 214 discharge paperwork.
Follow all instructions on the form to complete your request. Eligibility for military funeral honors can be found in AFI 34-501, Chapter 7.
McGuire AFB Honor Guard oversees all requests for the state of New York, and will task Niagara Falls Honor Guard for you. Their phone number is 609.562.6141 and their fax number is 609.562.6346.


If you prefer to contact Niagara Falls Honor Guard directly, call 716.236.3182.

Please call the Honor Guard Staff to confirm receipt of form.

Eligibility for military funeral honors can be found in AFI 34-501, Chapter 7

Color Guard Request

The Niagara Falls Honor Guard provides colors for events throughout most of Western New York. To make requests for color guard support, complete this form and e-mail it to 914arw.honorguard@us.af.mil

E-Mail Instructions: (1) Open this form and fill in all blocks as appropriate. (2) Save the form as you would any other document and create a unique name (i.e. Warner Retirement Ceremony, 914th Airlift Squadron Change of Command, Buffalo Bills Football Game, etc.). (3) Attach the new document to an e-mail message to 914arw.honorguard@us.af.mil . (4) Use the subject line “Request for Honor Guard Support” to flag your message.

You will receive an e-mail response or phone call once your request has been opened. Requesters are advised to ensure accurate and detailed information on this form is easy to understand, as our support for your event will be based on this information disclosed herein. For events outside of Niagara Air Reserve Station, NY immediate area, detailed information and accurate address AND cell phone information are critical along with an accurate description of the event location and desired ceremony.


We prioritize all honor guard support in order of below events.

  1. Military funeral honors
  2. Official military functions (prioritized by date of request)
  3. All other requests for support (prioritized by date of request)

Our decision to cancel support for events is based on manpower and workload. In rare circumstances where we simply cannot support your event, we will make every effort to give you as much advanced notice as possible.