Although Honor Guard units may be mistaken as “drill teams,” Honor Guardsmen are “Ambassadors for Civil Air Patrol.” It is their duty to assist in recruiting and retention, to assist in making this a drug-free universe by supporting the Drug Demand Reduction Program, to assist any ceremonies, to present the colors when the unit color guard is not available, and to assist in funerals when requested.
To be part of the Unit Honor Guard, members must have high standards in appearance, education, conduct; an aptitude for ceremonial duty, professionalism; and the will to make a difference to the future of America.
Our squadron has a very active Honor Guard team. Our team has presented the colors at local sporting events such as the Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, and Passion. We also compete in state, region, and national competitions. We have presented the colors at a PEMA conference, and we have been in several parades.
2019 NER Award Winning Color Guard