27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron
The 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron manages the Cannon AFB Honor Guard program for the 27th Special Operations Wing Commander. These hand-picked professionals render military honors for deceased Air Force personnel during funeral services as well as perform details at military ceremonies, parades, opening ceremonies, and other appropriate community events attended by the general public. The Honor Guard supports 64,000 square miles in 34 counties throughout New Mexico and Texas. This elite group is always looking for new members to train with and join them. The mission of the Cannon AFB Honor Guard is to represent every Airman by providing top-notch, professional military support to the base, local community and surrounding areas with honor and dignity.
Honor Guard Services
To request the Cannon AFB Honor Guard for a ceremony or funeral service, please complete and submit all requests (using appropriate form located at the top left of this page) to the Cannon AFB Honor Guard office (Bldg. 215). Make sure to include the DD-214 or documentation that clearly shows the individual was discharged under honorable conditions when requesting funeral honors.
Please understand that funerals are congressionally-mandated and take precedence over all other Cannon AFB Honor Guard activities. Non-funeral requests may be declined or canceled if requests for funeral honors are submitted that conflict with the dates and times of those events.
Join the Honor Guard
If you think you have what it takes to be selected for the Cannon AFB Honor Guard program or have any questions,please visit us during normal office hours or contact us at (575) 784-6996, or at (575) 693-3807 or (575) 693-3534 during non-duty hours.
Honor Guard Charge
Handpicked to serve as a member of the Cannon Air Force Base Honor Guard, my standards of conduct and level of professionalism must be above reproach, for I represent all others in my service.
Others earned the right for me to wear the ceremonial uniform, one that is honored in rich tradition and history. I will honor their memory by wearing it properly and proudly.
Never will I allow my performance to be dictated by the type of ceremony, severity of the temperature, or size of the crowd. I will remain superbly conditioned to perfect all movements throughout every drill and ceremony.
Obligated by my oath, I am constantly driven to excel by a deep devotion to duty and a strong sense of dedication.
Representing every member, past and present, of the United States Air Force, I vow to stand sharp, crisp and motionless, for I am a ceremonial guardsman.
Hours of Operation
8 AM - 4:30 PM