Air Force Honor Guard, Band shine during general's immersion tour

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  • By Master Sgt. Amaani Lyle
  • Air Force District of Washington Public Affairs

As part of their ongoing immersion tours, AFDW Commander Maj. Gen. Ricky N. Rupp, AFDW Command Chief Master Sgt. Christopher Yevchak, and their spouses, Charlotte Rupp and Julie Yevchak, witnessed the precision, dedication, and sheer talent of the United States Air Force Honor Guard and The United States Air Force Band, including ensembles Airmen of Note, the Singing Sergeants, and Air Force Strings stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Oct. 1. Honor Guard Airmen rendered crisp mock military funeral honors complete with a three-round volley and the playing of "Taps" on the ceremonial lawn.

Next, the Honor Guard rifle team conducted daring drills that call for perfection in each meticulous move.

The group rounded out the tour with the unique musical and ceremonial talents of United States Air Force Airmen and civilians who diplomatically open doors around the world by strengthening alliances, creating new partnerships, and connecting to the public as described in the National Defense Strategy.

Stay tuned for more updates here and via the AFDW Facebook page as the United States Air Force Band begins their holiday tour.