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AFDW gives George H.W. Bush a final salute

U.S. service members with the Ceremonial Honor Guard carry the casket of George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Dec. 5, 2018.

The Joint Task Departure Force loads the casket of late President George H.W. Bush into a truck to be lifted onto Air Force One on Joint Base Andrews, Md., Dec. 5, 2018. Nearly 4,000 military and civilian personnel from across all branches of the U.S. armed forces, including Reserve and National Guard components, provided ceremonial support during George H.W. Bush's, the 41st President of the United States state funeral. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael S. Murphy)

U.S. service members with the Ceremonial Honor Guard carry the casket of George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Dec. 5, 2018.

Joint Base Andrews Airmen salute the remains of late President George H.W. Bush at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Dec. 5, 2018. Nearly 4,000 military and civilian personnel from across all branches of the U.S. armed forces, including Reserve and National Guard components, provided ceremonial support during George H.W. Bush's, the 41st President of the United States state funeral. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael S. Murphy)

U.S. service members with the Ceremonial Honor Guard carry the casket to Air Force One, Andrews Air Base, Maryland, Dec. 05, 2018.

U.S. service members with the Ceremonial Honor Guard carry the casket to Air Force One, Andrews Air Base, Maryland, Dec. 05, 2018. Nearly 4,000 military and civilian personnel from across all branches of the U.S. armed forces, including Reserve and National Guard components, provided ceremonial support during the state funeral of George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States.

U.S. service members with the Ceremonial Honor Guard carry the casket of George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Dec. 5, 2018.

U.S. service members with the Ceremonial Honor Guard carry the casket of George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States of America at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Dec. 05, 2018. Nearly 4,000 military and civilian personnel from across all branches of the U.S. armed forces, including reserve and National Guard components, provided ceremonial support during President George H.W. Bush's, the 41st President of the United States state funeral. (DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Victor Perez Vargas)

U.S. service members with the Ceremonial Honor Guard carry the casket of George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Dec. 5, 2018.

U.S. service members with the Ceremonial Honor Guard carry the casket of George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Dec. 5, 2018. Nearly 4,000 military and civilian personnel from across all branches of the U.S. armed forces, including Reserve and National Guard components, provided ceremonial support during George H.W. Bush’s, the 41st President of the United States state funeral. (DoD photo by U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tyrell K. Morris/Released)

U.S. service members with the Ceremonial Honor Guard carry the casket of George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Dec. 5, 2018.

George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States, waves goodbye with his wife, Laura Bush before boarding Air Force One on Joint Base Andrews, Md., Dec. 5. Nearly 4,000 military and civilian personnel from across all branches of the U.S. armed forces, including Reserve and National Guard components, provided ceremonial support during George H.W. Bush's, the 41st President of the United States state funeral. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael S. Murphy)

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. -- Air Force District of Washington and Joint Task Force-National Capital Region personnel conducted a departure ceremony at Joint Base Andrews following the national funeral service at the Washington National Cathedral for 41st President of the United States George H.W. Bush.

The President's remains are en route to Ellington Field, Houston, Texas, where he will lie in repose until Dec. 6. A funeral service will then take place at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas, at 10 a.m. CST.

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 laid 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.

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