AFDW ceremonial honors highlight George H.W. Bush legacy

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  • By Master Sgt. Amaani Lyle
  • Air Force District of Washington Public Affairs
As part of the three-phase state funeral for George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States, Air Force District of Washington began wide-range support to the Air Force, Defense Department, and Joint Task Force-National Capital Region.

Nearly 4,000 U.S. Defense Department personnel assigned to the Joint Task Force-National Capital Region provided ceremonial and civil affairs support during the state funeral. The President's remains will lie in state in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol until Dec. 5 with guard of honor in attendance.

AFDW ceremonial support focus areas include planning, programming, protocol, logistical services, command and control, functional oversight and event management.

AFDW is the parent command to the 11th Wing and the U. S. Air Force Band and the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard, which provides ceremonial and musical support throughout the national capital region and worldwide.

For official schedule of events and other information, visit the AFDW Facebook page at