U.S. Air Force Band

Chief Master Sgt. Scott A. Fuller, Air Force District of Washington command chief, gets instructed how to properly hold the Air Force flag Dec. 6 by Staff Sgt. David Neff, U.S. Air Force Honor Guard noncommissioned officer in charge of colors, during an orientation on Joint Base Anacostia–Bolling, Washington, D.C. The orientation was part of an immersion brief for leadership to become aware of the missions of the U.S. Air Force Band and USAF Honor Guard. The streamers hanging from the Air Force flag are called battle streamers. They represent every conflict and campaign the Air Force has fought in since its birth. There are 106 streamers hanging from it. The total weight is nearly 40 pounds. Consider holding the flag in certain conditions such as high winds, one to two hour ceremonies, or extreme weather conditions. The Command Chief discovered the difficulty first hand, as he tried to hold it using just one hand. (U.S. Air Force photo by Melanie Moore)

PHOTO BY: Melanie Moore
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